Public Events

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Following new Government guidelines, please note that our public events will go ahead as planned, as our venues comply with the health & safety measures in place.

Black Cab Coffee, Battersea

Sat 26 September, 4pm


We are thrilled to have brought our show of Shakespeare in quarantine to the iconic Black Cab Coffee in Battersea on Saturday 26th September!

You could grab a delicious coffee (or better yet Espresso Martini!) with a stunning view of the Thames, sit back and watch our masterly Lin Sagovsky 
take you on an adventure of Will trying to write his next masterpiece during the 1605 plague lockdown!
Your perfect Saturday afternoon was sorted.

Book your tickets here!

In under one hour, the actor (Ben Galpin, in this case) brings to life Shakespeare’s world and ably marries humour with reflective musings on mortality, creativity and productivity.
This is a great opportunity to see theatre in a unique way, and a perfect reminder of how magical and powerful it can be.

The Upcoming

Battersea Power Station Pier, London SW8 4NR

Sat 5 September, 2pm


You missed the boat on this one! ⛵🙌
We cruised over and brought Bard In The Yard with fantastic Emma Nihill to the Turbine On The Jetty Festival on Saturday 5 September at 2pm! ⭐

The team at Turbine Theatre created an epic theatrical experience to remember! A picnic aboard the jetty, with the glorious London skyline as the backdrop - just look at those views!

Emma Nihill had the audience in the palm of her hand, and we could have sat and watched another hour of this unique and joyous celebration of creativity. A treat for theatre lovers.

Fairy Powered Productions

Special event celebrating Shakespeare's Birthday

Southwark Cathedral, London

Sat 22 August, 6pm

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Check out this line up!

As a belated birthday celebration for Will himself, Southwark Cathedral took you on a VIP evening of seriously Shakespearean shenanigans for Bard in the Yard under the Shard!

We were deeply honoured to be performing alongside the legendary actor Timothy West CBE, comedian (and self-proclaimed Night Mayor of Balham!) Arthur Smith, and brilliantly quick-witted musician & comedian Rick Jones.

And of course, our brilliant Bard Honey Gabriel brought William Shakespeare back to his Parish church once more!

The way [Baumgartner] interwove the contemporary with the early modern was both endearing and intelligent — something elevated further still through the charming and engaging performance of Gabriel in the shadow of the cathedral.

Medium - Action is Eloquence

Southwark Cathedral, London

Fri 7 Aug at 1, 4 & 6pm

Sat 8 Aug at 1 & 4pm

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Over 400 years after gracing the grounds as a parish member, William Shakespeare returned to Southwark Cathedral with Bard in the Yard!

We are delighted to have brought the Bard to this incredible iconic space, steeped in Shakespearean history. With its stained-glass window of Shakespeare's works, plus a brand new statue of Will himself, what better location to watch the Bard live? This church used to be called "the Church on the wrong side of the river" and even if Dorkins the cat is retired, the gardens are still charming!

5 Bards brought their own taste of Shakespeare to this mighty occasion

1pm: Rupert Sadler

4pm: Alix Dunmore

6pm: Michael Southwark


1pm: Luke Farrugia

4pm: Alice Merivale

A superb performance!

A very unusual adaptation of Shakespeare. Can't believe you put so much into such a short time. Very enjoyable!

What a fantastic show, perfect thing to do on a summer's evening!

A wonderful show... relevant to what we've been going through.

Wonderful, fantastic play - not long enough!

Amazing! Everyone should come and see it!

Audience reviews

Royal Victoria Patriotic Building

11 August, 7pm

The New Normal Festival took place on gorgeous grounds of The Royal Victoria Patriotic Building in Wandsworth, London from 3-31 August 2020.

On Tuesday 11 August in the evening, Bard In The Yard was followed by Shake It Up: The Improvised Shakespeare Show, for a truly titillating evening of Tudor frolics!

Your Bard for the evening was the fantastic Lucy Aarden ( credits include: Game of Thrones, Offies nominated for Best Supporting Female Performance).

I am beyond words. Lucy Aarden really was incredible.  Such an amazing night!

Lily, audience

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