The Bristol Shakespeare is, for fans of theatre in Bristol, the highlight of the summer.
The month-long festival, which has been running since 2003, brings the Bard’s work to conventional and unconventional spaces.
The event also often puts a new twist on familiar works, so it’s a good way of seeing a play you think you know quite well given a new interpretation.
Plays in caves, pubs, parks and plenty of other unusual locations have featured in recent years.
The Windmill Hill City Farm was one of the more interesting settings in the 2016 festival.
What makes the Bristol Shakespeare Festival worth cherishing is that it is run by volunteers who are passionate about fresh, exciting productions.
The very best national touring companies, including the Lord Chamberlain’s Men and Shakespeare’s Globe, have taken part in previous years.
Schools, youth groups and disability arts groups have all played their part in making the festival a much-loved event. It’s not just about the professional troupes!
The 2017 programme details have not been released yet but, as usual, the festival will run throughout July.
Tickets for some events often sell out quickly so it’s worth keeping an eye out for the latest developments.
The regular outdoor plays in Brandon Hill Park are some of the most popular events, offering the chance to see theatre in one of Bristol’s most beautiful green spaces.
More news can be found on the Bristol Shakespeare Festival website.
If you’re passionate about the arts in Bristol it’s worth checking out opportunities to volunteer.
The Bristol Shakespeare Festival relies on enthusiastic volunteers, so there are always roles to fill.
Enthusiastic people are always needed to attend performances and perform tasks such as helping the audience, running the box office and selling programmes.
The perks for volunteering include seeing all performances for free and gaining valuable experience in working at a festival.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you think you might be interested.