The Lord Chamberlain’s Men invite you to join them this summer for Shakespeare’s brilliant tragedy, Macbeth.

Emerging victorious and decorated in war Macbeth receives a thrilling pronouncement from three weird sisters who prophesy he will one day be King of Scotland. Overcome by ambition and driven on by his powerful wife Macbeth murders the king and sets in motion a terrible sequence of events from which there is no turning back.

"By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes"

A play of supernatural magic, vaulting ambition and an examination of the dreadful consequences of the insatiable lust for power. With Shakespeare’s most chilling power couple and truly stirring poetry this stunning play will keep you gripped.

"It will have blood, they say; blood will have blood."

Event details

Adult: £16 | Child: £12 

Gates open: 6pm
Show begins: 7pm

Pack your chairs and picnics and spend a glorious summer’s evening watching this breathless and brilliant tragedy.

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.

Luxury picnics

£50 | Designed for two

Pre-order your Garden Gourmet Hamper available for collection on the night at Flora's Temple in the garden.

  • A selection of estate farm shop charcuterie and local cheese
  • Freshly baked rolls and artisan crackers
  • English asparagus, mango and avocado salad
  • Sweet potato, pickled onion, coriander and goats cheese salad
  • Summer vegetable frittata
  • Estate farm shop crisps
  • Strawberries with clotted cream
  • Gold leaf macaroons
  • Chocolate ganache tart
  • Sparkling elderflower
  • A bottle of Burlington Collection wine

FAQs

1. 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.

2. What time do the performances start?

The gates will open at 6pm and the performance will take place from 7pm to approximately 9.30pm.

3. 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.

4. What refreshments are available?

There will be sandwiches and freshly made pasties, as well as tea and coffee available to buy on the night. Luxury picnics are available for pre-order through the ticket booking process.

5. 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.

6. What if I have lost my tickets?

Chatsworth does not accept responsibility for the loss of tickets.

7. When will tickets from online bookings be sent out?

Tickets will be posted out in waves from early June 2021 up to the week before the concert. Tickets purchased until midnight 29 July 2021 will be posted. Tickets booked from 30 July will be available for collection from the box office on the night. Please call the Chatsworth bookings office on 01246 565 430 if you have any questions.

8. What's the last day for booking tickets online?

Online booking will be available until 3 August 2021, after which tickets will be available on site at till points, and at the entrance to the concert, subject to availability. Please note that this event is extremely popular and may sell out before the night of the performance.

9. Can I get a refund?

Unfortunately, tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

10. 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.

11. Can I take photographs?

Photographs are permitted for non-commercial purposes.

12. Can I bring a dog?

It is not suitable to bring your dog to this event.

13. Is there discount for groups?

There are no group discounts for the theatre performance.

Looking for somewhere to stay?

We have a collection of hotels, inns, cottages and restaurants on and around the Chatsworth Estate that will make your visit that little bit more comfortable and special. Visit our chatsworthstays.co.uk website to find out more and to book online.

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