A Midsummer Sundae

Join us for a day of free activities inspired by A Midsummer Night's Dream at our summer festival for all the family. Take part in theatre skills workshops, get creative with crafts and feast on a fudge sundae. All events and activities are free and suitable for the whole family.

The Dell stage will feature live music, with performances of Shakespeare by RSC actors and demonstrations from African drumming to stage fighting.

As well as the scheduled activities listed, you will also discover pop up performances, exhibitions and a wide range of refreshments to keep you busy throughout the day.

Food and Drink
Available from 11.30am – 5pm

Take a seat in our chill out marquee with a drink and ice cream sundae alongside our open mic entertainment.  We're calling on local performers to come and perform, music, spoken word and comedy 20 minute sets.

For information on how to get involved, email midsummersundae@rsc.org.uk 

Sonnets For You
1.30 – 3.30pm

Watch a short performance on The Dell stage as we introduce our menu of RSC actors and sonnets. Choose a sonnet, and an actor will then be on hand to give you, a chosen friend or partner, a personalised individual rendition of heartbreak, love or strife! 

The Original Spinners
12 – 5pm

Look out for the Original Spinners as they combine clowning, dance, music, puppetry and storytelling to create honest, simple and magical experiences throughout the day.  Listen out for their ever-changing soundtrack for chances to get involved and participate in their Land of Play. 

Buzz Goodbody Exhibition at The Other Place at The Courtyard Theatre
Throughout the day

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the opening of The Other Place, this exhibition explores Buzz Goodbody's radical work, her theatre manifesto and the reasoning behind creating a theatre in a small tin shed in 1974.

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