"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


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) that will have you going on a roller-coaster journey with Shakespeare himself, and transport you back in time!


~ New this year ~

Choose which play you would like to help Shakespeare write!

Book now to have “the Globe right in your garden” (Shaylyn, audience)

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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 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 in your yards, in schools, in care homes, pubs, clubs, outdoor theatres, on jetties and in cathedrals. 

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.  


  ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀  ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀....All stand ready to bring the Bard to your yard! 


You don’t need to be a Shakespeare fanatic to get it all. In the script, Baumgartner toys smartly with the parallels between our two plagues. [Our Bard]  is quick, energetic and brilliantly funny.  The Guardian


Incredibly well written play, very compelling, light hearted, smart and relevant. I booked it their anniversary and my in-laws loved it, it was the highlight of their day. Getting a lot of kudos right now! Farah, audience

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