Join Illyria for a passionate, poetic, and gripping outdoor production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet at Pontefract Castle.

The Montagues and the Capulets are at war with one another – but when Montague’s son gate crashes Capulet’s party in disguise and falls in love with Capulet’s daughter, a chain-reaction of events is set in motion which has a devastating conclusion.

“Top notch outdoor theatre” The Telegraph

Experience Romeo and Juliet outdoors on the castle bailey surrounded by the ruins of Pontefract Castle.

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