The Experience

The Shakespeare Festival is a very special late summer’s experience. Every year in August you can enjoy original Shakespeare productions in the open air. You can make a night out of it with a mouth-watering picnic, which you can order in advance. When you arrive at Kronborg Castle in the early evening, your picnic will be ready for collection. You can enjoy your dinner outdoors with wonderful views of both the sea and the Castle on the Princess’s Bastion vantage point right next to the Shakespeare Festival stage. Following your meal, we offer a introduction to the evening’s performance and the history of the Kronborg Castle Shakespeare tradition.

As the sun goes down in the west, it is time to find your seat in the grandstand facing the new Shakespeare Festival stage and the impressive backdrop of Kronborg Castle. As twilight sets in and the swans settle down in the moat below the stage, it is time to enjoy the performance of one of Shakespeare’s immortal plays in a surprising, entertaining and original production either from Denmark or abroad.

Our Theatre Bar opens at 4.00 pm. This is where to collect your pre-ordered picnic from 5.30 pm and purchase beverages and snacks. You also have the option of pre-ordering interval drinks. The Princess’s Bastion is a wonderful place to enjoy your picnic or drink with a view of the sea, the town, the harbour and Sweden.