Elsinore Shakespeare Festival 2024

Elsinore Shakespeare Festival 2024

WELCOME TO ELSINORE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL 2024

We are pleased to announce three fantastic outdoor performances at Elsinore Shakespeare Festival, 5th-11th of August 2024

PROGRAMME:

TROILUS & CRESSIDA
5th and 6th of August 2024 at 7pm
Guest performance by Shakes
Performed in Danish
Duration time: 90 minutes

HAMLET
7th, 8th, 9th and 10th of August 2024 at 7pm
Guest performance by The Lord Chamberlain´s Men
Performed in English with Danish supertitles 
Duration time: Approx. 130 minutes with a 15 min. interval

SHAKESPEARE IN CONCERT
11th of August 2024 at 3pm
Co-production with Elsinore Chamber Opera 
Duration time: 120 minutes

 

COMPLEMENTARY SHAKESPEARE INTRODUCTION
Every evening before performances at Elsinore Shakespeare Festival you will have the opportunity to get a proper introduction to Shakespeare for free. This is a short and joyful appetizer on facts on how, what and why Kronborg and Shakespeare are linked in story and history. This complementary introduction begins at 6:15 pm for HAMLET and TROILUS & CRESSIDA and at 2:15 pm for SHAKESPEARE IN CONCERT.

If you perchase tickets online to performances at Elsinor Shakespeare Festival, you will get more information about the complementary Shakespeare-intro in an email prior to your visit. 

ABOUT ELSINORE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
For more than 200 years the characters of Shakespeare have been unfolded at Kronborg. And every year in the month of August tradegies and comedies come to life as worldclass artists and theatre companies from around the world stay true to tradition when HamletScenen proudly present Elsinore Shakespeare Festival. 

Since 2008 HamletScenen has lived the legacy and hosted the oldest Shakespeare Theatre tradition in the world. The tradition was founded in 1816 right here in Elsinore at Kronborg – Home of Hamlet. Elsinore Shakespeare Festival take the lead by celebrating William Shakespeare´s authorship in open air with spectacular shows and stage magic, including the uncertainties of the Scandinavian summersky – a tricky but always beautiful companion.   

The performances at Elsinore Shakespeare Festival are all performed by some of the most recoqnized and groundbreaking stage artists and theatre companies from Denmark and countries around the world.  They are all original pieces build on the bones of Shakespeare´s everlasting themes and will unfold on the grand stage on the UNESCO Heritage grounds of Kronborg Castle. With this location we guarantee the audience a unique theatrical experience and a night to remember at Elsinore Shakespeare Festival.  

DURATION:
Varies from performance to performance

LANGUAGE:
TROILUS & CRESSIDA performed in Danish with no English surtitles.
HAMLET performed in English with Danish surtitles.

AGE:
12+

PICNIC AND THEATER UNDER THE OPEN SKY:
If you have plans for a theater trip to Kronborg in the lovely summer weather – order one of our delicious picnic boxes for both adults and children – just to take with you when you arrive.
Read more here

CREDIT CARDS:
Please note that tickets can only be purchased online with international payment credit cards such as VISA, Mastercard and Maestro. If you need help with your online ticket purchase, do not hesitate to contact the ticket office BILLETTEN, on phone +45 7020 2096 or e-mail address: service@billetten.dk

Ticket office opening hours:

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday at 10.00 – 16.00.

Tuesday & Friday at 10.00 – 15.00

ATTENTION:

  • The performances take place outdoors
  • The theater bar is open from 6.00 PM
  • We welcome the audience to the stand 30 minutes before the performance
  • Bring warm clothes, blankets and possibly rain clothes (umbrella is not allowed)
  • Toilets at the festival area
  • We carry out the performance as long as it is safe for the audience and the cast
  • In the event of cancellation, special rules apply. Read more here