"Coming to a lawn or patio near you, the new national theatre"

The Telegraph

"This interactive solo is irresistible, everyone watching is in hysterics"

The Guardian


They say Shakespeare wrote KING LEAR and MACBETH in quarantine...

...what they don't say is that he did it in your GARDEN!

"Funny and moving, not to mention immersive."

The Independent

"The most poignant reminder of the power of Shakespeare."

Michelle Terry,

Shakespeare's Globe

“Bard in the Yard is a simply wonderful project which brings Shakespeare to everyone, delivering humanity, connection and inspiration just when we need it the most. If you’re looking for an unforgettable theatrical experience, I highly recommend it.”

Our Godmother, Dame Helen Mirren

This summer, let the show come to you.


It is rumored that William Shakespeare wrote King Lear and Macbeth while in plague quarantine.

But what if he wasn’t really that inspired? Help the Bard rekindle the fire of his Muse in this unique “entertainingly well-handled play delivered to perfection” (The Telegraph) by writer and director Victoria Gartner. We guarantee that we will have you going on a roller-coaster journey with Shakespeare himself, and transport you back in time!


~ New this year ~

You can choose which play you would like to help Shakespeare write, King Lear or Macbeth! And you can now order a Bard from anywhere in the country, whether you are in Penzance or Inverness.

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Bard in The Yard is a project launched as a response to the closure of theatres due to the Covid-19 pandemic in Spring 2020. We desperately wanted to reconnect you, the audience, with the joys of live theatre while waiting for our beloved institutions to reopen properly. We also wanted to keep the show going for us, the artists, as our industry faces this unprecedented crisis.

Last summer, we are proud to have delighted you! And we cannot wait to see you again

in your yards, in schools, in care homes, pubs, clubs, outdoor theatres, on jetties, in cathedrals... All the world's our stage, really.

This year, we are back with actors all over the UK and Scotland, all ready to deliver one of our solo shows to you! Our cast is composed of seasoned outdoor performers with a particular talent for Shakespeare, who have credits from the RSC, the National Theatre, the BBC and more. 


Our actors are ready to bring the Bard back to your yard

in this solo piece fit for the times!