A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Five couples – three human, one fairy, and one mythical – find their relationships sorely tested, intimately probed and indecently exposed when a troupe of amateur theatricals bumble into the forest to rehearse a play.

Shakespeare’s timeless comic masterpiece explores every colour in the spectrum of love, from arranged marriage to elopement, from infatuation to hatred, from chivalric devotion to raw sex.  Add to this bawdy mix a heady brew of confusion, magic and mischief, and you have the most perfectly frothy comedy for a moonlit summer evening.

Presented by Illyria.
Running time approximately 2hrs 20 mins, including a 20 minute interval.
Suitable for ages 5+
Sponsored by Elstob & Elstob Auctioneers.

Gates open from 5.30pm.
Please bring your own rug or folding chairs (but no umbrellas), picnics welcome. No dogs please. Performance continues regardless of weather.


Sun 26 Jun 2022


Gates open 5.30pm for picnics

Cost (£)

Fountains Abbey


Fountains Abbey
West Gate Entrance