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Dates & Times
Wednesday 15th August - The Taming of the Shrew
Thursday 16th August - The Tempest
Friday 17th August - The Taming of the Shrew
Saturday 18th August - The Tempest
Sunday 19th August - The Taming of the Shrew
Monday 20th August - The Tempest
Tuesday 21st August - The Taming of the Shrew
6.30pm Grounds open
7.30pm Performances start
Running time: 2 hours 30 including a 30 minute interval.
Ticket information
In advance:
Adults £18 Concessions* £12
*Concessions (senior citizens, full time students, under 16s, job seekers).
On the night:
Tickets sold on the door will be subject to a £3 fee.
Please book early as performances will sell out.
3 ways to purchase tickets
1) Buy tickets online from GB Theatre Company:
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2) Box Office telephone: 01603 630000
3) You can buy tickets in person on the night.

Seating is not provided - please bring picnic blankets and chairs. Bring warm clothing and waterproofs. Umbrellas are not permitted during the performance.
FOOD & DRINK
Will also be available at the venue.

Our weather and refunds policy
This policy forms part of our terms and conditions.
We will make every effort to complete the performance and reserve the right to stop and start the action as necessary. Performances are never cancelled or abandoned before the advertised starting time and then only in the event of very bad weather. Please note that we cannot give refunds for cancellation or abandonment as a result of the weather. Tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by the organiser for reasons other than the weather (in which case the ticket must be returned to the organiser within 21 days of the due performance date).
PLEASE BRING WARM CLOTHING AS EVEN ON THE WARMEST DAYS, IT CAN BECOME QUITE COOL
LATER IN THE EVENING

In association with Historic Royal Palaces

Shakespeare on The Orangery Lawns at Kensington Palace Gardens

The Orangery Lawns at Kensington Palace Gardens

Kensington Palace Gardens, London
Wednesday 15th to Tuesday 21st August 2012

2012 Shakespeare shows

GB Theatre Company are delighted to be performing William Shakespeare's epic play The Tempest and the hilarious comedy The Taming of the Shrew at Kensington Palace Gardens, London. Our cast (see Cast Biographies) of outstanding professional actors are directed by Jenny Stephens (director of BBC Radio 4's The Archers) and Jack Shepherd (of ITV's Wycliffe fame).

Kensington Palace has undergone a wonderful transformation.

In March 2012 Historic Royal Palaces completed a £12 million major project to transform one of London’s most iconic landmarks, Kensington Palace, which had lain almost untouched since Queen Victoria’s reign

We have created stunning new public gardens to the east inspired by the 18th century landscaping of the area and reinstated historic vistas to and from the palace. Inside the palace a free, central ‘hub’ has been introduced, from which visitors are invited to explore stories of the monarchs and people who lived at Kensington Palace.

These productions will take place within the gardens on the Orangery Lawns, itself dating back to 1704, presenting the audience with a spectacular setting and some amazing views to enjoy both before the show and during the interval.

Directions to The Orangery Lawns at Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace

Vehicle Access and Parking
We regret that there is no parking permitted within the grounds. There is a private 24hr car park adjacent to the Orme Square Gate.

Pedestrian Entrance
Pedestrian access is via Palace Gate to the south or Black Lion Gate to the north. The only access into the Palace Gardens will be via the Sunken Garden Gate. Exit post performance will be strictly by the Orme Square Gate onto Bayswater Road. All other exits from the park will be closed for the evening come the end of the performance.

Underground
The closest underground stations are Queensway, on the Central Line; Notting Hill Gate, on the District, Circle and Central Lines; and High Street Kensington, on the Circle and District Lines.

ADDITIONAL VENUE INFORMATION

www.hrp.org.uk
www.royalparks.gov.uk