Practical Information

HamletScenen presents world-class open-air theatre. We never cancel a performance before the specified starting point.

The Weather

HamletScenen presents performances in the open air at Kronborg Castle as part of the Shakespeare Festival. Danish summers can be unpredictable. So audiences are recommended to bring clothes appropriate to the weather forecast: a warm sweater and a snug blanket. Read the HamletScenen weather guidelines in the context of performances at the Shakespeare Festival

Ticket Sales

Tickets for Shakespeare Festival 2018 will be available March 20.

Read the terms and conditions of sale for tickets purchased via, for tickets purchased via

Group tickets

If you wish to purchase tickets for a large group or to book a special event at HamletScenen, our Sales and Marketing Manager, Mia Møller Larsen will be happy to assist you on: Or call her on +45 2491 9100. Read more about experiences for groups at the Shakespeare Festival

Numbered Seats

Seats on the grandstand facing the Shakespeare Festival stage are numbered. Depending on availability of seats for each performance, you can decide where you would like to sit for the performance when you buy your ticket/s.


HamletScenen and the Shakespeare Festival welcome young Shakespeare fans and theatregoers of all ages. At the same time, we ask members of the audience to note, and respect the age limit for each performance.
Where no age limit is specified, the general age limit of 6 years old applies. Children under the age of 15 should be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. During performances, children must sit on their own seats and be able to produce their own tickets if requested to do so.
Remember to bring warm clothing for all ages. It can get chilly when evening descends on the Shakespeare Festival.

Young People and Students

Young people and children under the age of 25 and/or students are entitled to discount tickets to our performances – whether alone or in groups. Select Student or Young People’s Tickets when purchasing tickets and remember your student ID card or other proof of identity when you attend the performance.

Photography and Filming

The use of cameras, recording devices and cell phones is not allowed during a performance.
Mobile phones and other monitors are disruptive for both you and other audience members. So we ask members of our audiences to keep all devices switched off during the performance.

Ticket holders consent to being filmed and photographed for HamletScenen’s PR and publishing purposes.

Food and Beverages

You can buy food and beverages at the Shakespeare Festival. Prior to the performance you can enjoy a delicious picnic with drinks of your choice on the Princess’s Bastion vantage point right next to the Shakespeare Festival stage at Kronborg Castle. You can purchase drinks and snacks in our Theatre Bar.

You are welcome to bring your own food to the Shakespeare Festival, but the consumption of food on the grandstand during the performance is forbidden. Read more about Food and Beverages at the Shakespeare Festival

Accommodation in Elsinore

Elsinore offers a wide range of accommodation options: you can choose from hotels, hostels and campsites. Read more about accommodation