About shakespeare festival

About shakespeare festival

Every year in August you can experience original Shakespeare theatre under the open sky. The stage is built over the moat and has the beautiful Kronborg Castle as impressive back drop. 

The festival site holds a 660 seating, and the theatre bar is open from 4.00 pm and in the break during the performance. It is possible to buy cold and hot drinks, snacks and a program.

Questions

If you any questions regarding the performance, you are going to see or to your visit, please contact HamletScenen at (+45) 4921 6979 or info@hamletscenen.dk.

Weather

All performances are performed in the open air at the Shakespeare Festival. Our visitors are recommended to bring appropriate warm, wind and waterproof clothes. The theatre bar sells warm blankets and waterproof capes, in case you need it.

Directions and parking info

ADDRESS: Kronværksbyen, Kronborg Slot, 3000 Helsingør

DISTANCES: please be aware, that coming from both the train station and parking lots going to the festival site at Kronborg Castle, where the Shakespeare Festival stage is located, will take 10-15 minutes’ walk.

PARKING: at Helsingør Kulturværft and by the entrance to Kronborg Castle (Grønnehave) parking with payment is located. Wheelchair users get access to a separate parking close to the stage, if they have an official disabled sign for parking from Danske Handicaporganisationer or Dansk Blindesamfund. The audience staff will guide you when you arrive.

Picnic, pre-order and collection

Our picnic is always freshly made with local, organic produce.  It must be pre-ordered no later than 2 days before your visit. Your picnic is collected at Café Kadetten, which is also situated in Kronværksbyen, between 5.00 and 6.30 pm on the day of your visit. Enjoy your dinner on the beautiful green castle grounds. Please bring blankets to sit on, because tables and benches are limited around the area.

Café Kadetten only has a limited number of seats inside, and they cannot be reserved. If you chose to eat your pre-ordered picnic at Café Kadetten, you are not allowed to bring your own beverages.  

If you come as part of a large group and have questions about eating inside, please contact Sales- and Marketing Manager Mia from HamletScenen.

Kronborg picnic
Fish cakes with a course homemade Picadilly sauce, Gråsten chicken with pickled herbs and kale pesto, cheese with garnish and homemade crispbread. Served with Kadetten´s homemade rye bread.
DKK 169,-

Kronborg Vegetarian picnic
Split pea beef with plum chutney, mini spinach pie with tomato and red onion, marinated beetroot salad with smoked creamy cheese. Served with Kadetten´s homemade rye bread.
DKK 169,-

Salad with chicken
Late summer salad with cabbage, wheat grains and beetroot hummus with chicken. Served with butter and Kadetten´s homemade malt bread.
DKK 129,-

Salad with fish
Late summer salad with cabbage, wheat grains and beetroot hummus with smoked cod. Served with butter and Kadetten´s homemade malt bread.
DKK 129,-

Vegetarian salad
Late summer salad with cabbage, wheat grains and beetroot hummus with grilled vegetables. Served with butter and Kadetten´s homemade malt bread.
DKK 129,-