Join The HandleBards for a hilarious, high-octane outdoor production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Pontefract Castle this summer.

Four young lovers find themselves lost in a magical forest, where the Fairy King and Queen are fighting for the possession of a changeling boy. A group of amateur actors head to the same forest to rehearse for a play. Humans and fairies collide, and hilarity ensues!

“Gloriously eccentric and very, very funny” ★★★★ The Stage

This lively performance will be performed in the round on the grass outdoors on the castle bailey.  Prepare yourselves to be amazed!

Accessible arena with staff on hand to assist.

Suitable for all the family (though contains some adult themes), under 5s go free.

Tickets available from: bit.ly/PCEventsTickets

Venue opening hours

Monday : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Wednesday : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Friday : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday : 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sunday : 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Access facilities

  • Accessible Toilet
  • Assistance Dogs Welcome
  • Guide Dogs Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Venue Details

Find us at

Castle Garth, Pontefract, WF8 1QH