Groundlings Theatre have just announced they are CANCELLING ALL their performances of Shakespeare plays 6th-11th of August here at the castle due to the illness of their lead actor. We are very sad and disappointed to bring you this news and are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you. However this is something completely out of our control. If you have tickets please contact Groundlings Theatre for refund 9273 7370





Open air at Severndroog Castle, the company will perform two Shakespeare classics, Romeo & Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing performed in turn over a week.


Tuesday 6th August - Romeo & Juliet

Wednesday 7th August - Much Ado About Nothing

Thursday 8th August - Romeo & Juliet

Friday 9th August - Much Ado About Nothing

Saturday 10th August - Romeo & Juliet

Sunday 11th August - Much Ado About Nothing



Severndroog's partner The Terrace Tearoom’s celebrated chef, Christopher Hackett, will be cooking up delicious food and providing wine and beer all evening, which will be available for purchase on the evening.


Please note this is an open air event, patrons are welcome to bring picnics and their own seating. Please dress appropriately according to the weather. Only in cases of extreme weather will a performance be cancelled and no event will be cancelled before the performance is meant to start.





Groundlings Theatre return to their touring roots and are experts in bringing to life the birth of British drama with both productions being presented in traditional Tudor dress with Romeo & Juliet also played by all male cast as it would have been in Shakespeare's time.


Artistic Director of Groundlings Theatre, Richard Stride, who is also directing these productions commented, “19 years ago, Groundlings Theatre Company first started as a Shakespeare touring company and in the years after we travelled the UK performing to some wonderful audiences. This summer we are proud to return to our roots and go back on the road and are looking forward to sharing summer nights this year with new audiences and some beautiful venues.”






£16 Adults | £14 Concessions | £12 Child | Family of four £48 | Groups/Socs (10+) £8.00

(Prices for tickets purchased in advance)


Tickets available at:

Box Office: 02392 737 370 |










Doors Open 7.00pm; Performances Start at 7.30pm


Minimum age of attendees: 14


Venue: Severndroog Castle, Castle Wood, Shooters Hill, London SE18 3RT


Please find information on how to find us below. Free parking facilities available at The Castle Wood Car Park; it will remain open for the duration of this event.


Ticket does not include food or drinks; available for purchase on site.


Performances will continue in all but the very worst weather. On very rare occasions, it will not be possible to complete the performance, but we will never cancel a performance before the advertised start time.