A Midsummer Night's Dream

Harlequin Outdoor Theatre returns this summer! This August we’ll be back in the Reigate Castle Grounds with ‘This Is My Theatre’ to host their production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

“I have had a most rare vision. I have had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was.”

The woods outside Athens are busy this night. Four young Athenian lovers are lost. Oberon and Titania, the king and queen of the fairy-folk, are quarrelling whilst a group of craftsmen (who also happen to be some not-so-very-talented actors) are meeting in secret to rehearse their play.

With its many parts, Shakespeare’s story of love, mistaken identity and magic has remained popular with audiences across the world. Our critically acclaimed production returns this Summer to delight audiences again!

Written by William Shakespeare

Adapted and Directed by Sarah Slator

Music by Simon Stallard

This is an open-air performance so please bring chairs/blankets and picnics to enjoy whilst watching. We will perform in all but the very worst weather!

Please note that, given the nature of the venues we visit and the charities we work with, tickets to this event are non-refundable and non-transferable. If you are unable to attend a performance we are happy for tickets to be placed under another name/given to another party.

Running time: Approximately 85 minutes

Critics have said of our Shakespeare productions:

Shakespeare would have envisioned his play to be enjoyed exactly this way!” – Visit Brighton

“A must-see for theatre fans and an education in how to make Shakespeare relevant again!” – Binge Fringe


  • Parking – No parking on site and the venue is only accessible by foot. Guests are advised to arrive by foot, using the various parking options in and around Reigate Town Centre if required.
  • Seating  – There will be no designated seating, nor any seats. It’s an outdoor event and guests are encouraged to bring their own seats / picnic blankets
  • Directions/Getting here – The event will be held in Reigate Castle Grounds, Reigate, RH2 0AP
  • Run Time – 120 mins
  • Accessibility – Reigate Castle Grounds is fully accessible, with step-free access. However, guests should be made aware that access to the venue is steep in parts, and there is no parking on site. If required, there are a limited number of Disabled Parking bays in the Town Hall car park that blue badge-holding guests are welcome to use.
  • Toilets –  Mobile toilets will be provided on site at the entrance to Castle Grounds.
  • Food and Drink – A Full bar will be provided, keep and eye out on updates for a food vendor
  • Weather and Cancellations –  Outdoor events and will go ahead come rain or shine. Guests are advised to keep an eye on the weather forecast and dress appropriately for the conditions. ‘Performances continue in light, intermittent and moderate rain. If rain is continually moderate for 20 minutes, or severe for 5 minutes, the performance will pause. If the total length of paused minutes totals above 30, the performance is cancelled owing to Force Majeure’.


Wednesday 28th August, 7pm