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A must for the summer

I was never one for Shakespeare, but I have to say well worth a visit. Been for the last 10 years... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Carl S
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Helpston, United Kingdom
Lovely summer afternoon

Enjoyable picnic in the grounds of Tolethorpe, followed by a spectacular afternoon of fun at the... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
jenorford
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Stamford, United Kingdom
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All reviews under cover shakespeare company midsummer night's dream shakespeare play excellent production evening performance seating area is hobson's choice round of applause an excellent evening front row interval drinks professional performance outdoor experience great open air hot and cold dishes saturday matinee
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I was never one for Shakespeare, but I have to say well worth a visit. Been for the last 10 years and have various Shakespeare performances and have enjoyed them all. Superb productions in a very picturesque setting with a unique feel about it. Good...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2018

Enjoyable picnic in the grounds of Tolethorpe, followed by a spectacular afternoon of fun at the matinee. Not to be missed. Will go again and again.

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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Wonderful venue for open air theatre and super grounds for pre performance picnic. Stamford Shakespeare Company put on three plays every summer, all very professional although the company are all amateurs.

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

location beautiful but the play "merry wives of windsor" i did not hear hardly one word. it was jumbled and galloping along at a fast pace. i dont think any of our gang liked it either and they all said afterwards "thank goodness you didnt...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We have been going to this theatre now for several years and have enjoyed every performance to date, if the evening is warm and fine then a picnic is a bonus.

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

A visit or Tolethorpe is a ‘must-do’ every Summer for us quite often a Matinée where we meet local friends and an Evening performance when we now stay locally. Over the years we have thoroughly enjoyed a wide variety of entertainment, suiting all tastes from...More

Thank Robin N
Reviewed 27 August 2018

What can be better than an open air theatre. After you have enjoyed your picnic in the fabulous grounds and a drink from the bar then its into the theatre for your play of choice. Parking is organised and easier enough to get out after...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Have a picnic in the grounds then watch a superb production in a stunning location. Will definitely be going back for future productions.

Thank cgreenwooditrack
Reviewed 12 August 2018

I last visited the outdoor theatre in 1974 when it was at the George Hotel. The Tolethorpe setting seemed much bigger and the grounds are extensive and attractive. The performance started at 7.45 and after a 20 minute interval did not finish until almost 11.00,...More

1  Thank adrian w
Reviewed 10 August 2018

An internet search uncovered that seats were available for The School for Scandal and that we could book a meal in Tolethorpe Hall before the play. The meal was exceptional. Well prepared, carefully served and and good value. A polished performance that put our hotel...More

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