The Dell

Come and enjoy free open air theatre at The Dell, our outdoor stage in Avonbank Gardens, Stratford-upon-Avon.

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Come and enjoy free open air theatre at The Dell, our outdoor stage in Avonbank Gardens, Stratford-upon-Avon.

On weekends throughout July and August, our outdoor theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, The Dell, will play host to a range of lively student, community and semi-professional productions. Performances kick off on Saturday 2 July and continue until Sunday 28 August.

The Dell is situated on the banks of the River Avon in Avonbank Gardens, near Holy Trinity Church. Entrance is free. Bring your own food, chairs or blankets. Teas, coffees, soft drinks and a wide range of cakes and sandwiches are available from our Riverside Cafe.

Twelfth Night: The Acoustic Sessions by SAVVY Theatre Company

Twelfth Night: The Acoustic Sessions by SAVVY Theatre Company

13 August 2022

The Dell

Saturday 13 August, 12 and 3pm

Mis-placed love is at the heart of this play, as a storm of hidden (and not-so-hidden) feelings swarm together. Where the players project images of themselves into the world, in the hope of living the life they think they should have or desperately want. This lively adaptation involves live music throughout and plays with the outcomes of some of the story’s central characters.

About the Company
SAVVY is a Croydon-based company, creating community through theatre. Their vision is to use the power of theatre to deepen understanding and empathy towards others and as a force to steer change and develop inclusive communities.
Free, no booking required. Approx. running time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Romeo and Juliet Reloaded, performed by Shakespeare Reloaded

Romeo and Juliet Reloaded, performed by Shakespeare Reloaded

20 - 21 August 2022

The Dell

Saturday 20 August, 1 and 4pm
Sunday 21 August, 12 and 3pm

A punchy, upbeat reimagining of Shakespeare’s original text, set in West Berlin in the late 1980s.

About the Company
Shakespeare Reloaded is an international theatre ensemble based in Germany. Boldly reshaping iconic plays into fearless, ferocious productions that speak to a contemporary audience.
Free, no booking required. Approx. running time: 1 hour 30 minutes

The Merchant of Venice, performed by Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group

The Merchant of Venice, performed by Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group

27 - 28 August 2022

The Dell

Saturday 27 August, 1 and 4pm
Sunday 28 August, 12 and 3pm

What would you trade to preserve a special relationship? Bassanio plans to regain his wealth by marrying Portia of Belmont and asks his friend Antonia for help, but his money is tied up in trade, so together they strike a deal with Shylock. Bassanio wins his bride, but Antonia’s ships flounder, and he must, by law, pay her bond. Will Portia be able to save her new husband’s dearest friend?

About the Company
Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group has been putting on shows for over 60 years, and has earned an excellent reputation for high production standards, and for producing a wide and interesting variety of shows ranging from classics, to modern, to brand new local writing.

Free, no booking required. Approx. running time: 1 hour 30 minutes