10 August 2016

Gates open: 6.30pm
Show begins: 7.30pm

Adult: £16
Child: £12

This event has now sold out.

In the year that marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, join The Lord Chamberlain’s Men this summer for Shakespeare’s sparkling, battle-of-the-sexes comedy, Much Ado About Nothing.

Triumphant in battle, Don Pedro and his men return to Messina. The Governor, Leonato, toasts their success by throwing a masquerade ball where well-intentioned plots and evil schemes abound as enemies deceive lovers and friends trick friends in this lively summer comedy.

“Friendship is constant in all other things, Save in the office and affairs of love.”

Bring a chair and a picnic and spend a glorious summer’s evening watching this funny, moving and fast-paced production of one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies. Performed in the open air, by an all male cast with Elizabethan costume, music and dance, this is undoubtedly one of the hottest tickets of the summer.


Will the play still take place if the weather is poor?
The play will take place whatever the weather, so please come prepared for all weather conditions.

What time do the performances start?
The gates will open at 6.30pm and the performance will take place from 7.30pm – approximately 9.30pm

Does my ticket include admission to the garden during the day?
No, tickets include admission to the garden from 6.30pm. You can also buy day tickets to the garden.

What refreshments are available?
There will be burgers, sausages and tea/coffee available for purchase on the night.

Can I get a refund?
Unfortunately tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Do children pay?
Children aged 3 and under get into the concert for free and do not require a ticket. Children aged 4 and over will need to purchase a ticket for the event at the prices quoted above.

What if I have lost my tickets?
Chatsworth does not accept responsibility for the loss of tickets.

When will tickets from online bookings be sent out?
Tickets will be posted out in waves from early June 2016 up to the week before the concert. Tickets purchased until midnight 7 August 2016 will be posted. Tickets booked from 8 August will be available for collection from the Box Office on the night. Please call the Chatsworth Bookings Office on 01246 565430 if you have any queries.

What's the last day for booking tickets online?
Online booking will be available until 9 August 2016, after which tickets will be available on site, and at the entrance to the concert. Please note that this event is extremely popular and may sell out prior to the night.

Can I bring gazebos, tents, Barbecues or awnings?
Please bring along your own picnic rugs and chairs. Unfortunately barbecues, gazebos, tents, awnings and Chinese lanterns are not permitted.

Can I take photographs?
Photographs are permitted for non-commercial purposes.

Can I bring a dog?
It is not suitable to bring your dog to this event.

Is there discount for groups?
There will not be group discounts for the theatre performance