27 August 2022 - 28 August 2022

Stroll around the gardens, paddocks and ponds of Newbarn Farm, a privately owned part of the Ditchley Estate.

“The course of true love never did run smooth”.

The Fairy Kingdom is at War. Oberon and Titania’s marital mayhem unleashes chaos on four young lovers with disastrous – and hilarious - consequences. In another part of the forest, a troupe of aspiring actors prepare for the most important night of their lives - a command performance before the Duke and Duchess. As the King and Queen of the Fairy Kingdom become entwined with the human world, a night of madness, mayhem, magic, love, hilarity ensues… (don’t forget the donkey!)

The Duke’s Theatre Company returns after their critically acclaimed inaugural adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. This new, ambitious production for Summer 2022, with live music, stunning design and theatrical magic, promises to delight audiences with Shakespeare’s most comic and celebrated fairy tale.

With thanks to Newbarn Farm


About the event

  • The site will be open from one hour before performance time.
  • Bring picnic blankets/fold up chairs or hire a deck chair from us. (select at checkout)
  • We will run events outside in most weather conditions, where it is safe to do so. Please dress appropriately!
  • Please note that Newbarn Farm is on the Ditchley Estate, but is some distance from Ditchley Park itself. We recommend using Google Maps to find the location accurately (OX7 4EX) or What Three Words (decisions.encloses.melons) which will lead you to the top of the drive.
  • For directions, and further information on the venue CLICK HERE
  • Make your visit extra special by pre-ordering deluxe picnic boxes from Feast Grazing, including afternoon tea and children’s options. Choose your food at check-out.
  • If you have already booked your tickets, but would like to add picnic boxes or deck chairs to your order, please contact the Box Office on 01608 642350.
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U26 Discount

Ticketing Info

Performance Times:

Saturday August 27th, 7pm

Sunday August 28th August, 2pm & 7pm

Tickets: £18, £16 concs, £12.50 under 26s

Deck chair hire - £7.50 (select at checkout)

All prices include any booking fees.

Venue Info

Newbarn Farm, Ditchley