The Lord Chamberlain’s Men presents Macbeth


The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, the UK’s premier all male theatre company – with direct links to the history of William Shakespeare – invite you to join them on Thursday 1st July at Rockingham Castle for the breathless and brilliant tragedy, Macbeth.


“By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.”


Emerging victorious and decorated in war Macbeth receives a thrilling pronouncement from three weird sisters who prophesy he will one day be King of Scotland. Overcome by ambition and driven on by his powerful wife, Macbeth murders the king and sets in motion a terrible sequence of events from which there is no turning back.


“It will have blood, they say; blood will have blood”


A play of supernatural magic, vaulting ambition and an examination of the dreadful consequences of the insatiable lust for power. With Shakespeare’s most chilling power couple and truly stirring poetry this stunning play will keep you gripped.


Bring a chair and a picnic, and enjoy watching Shakespeare as he first saw it performed; in the open air, by an all male cast with Elizabethan costumes, music and dance. Book early to avoid missing out!


Gates Open at 6.30pm. Performance begins at 7.30pm on the Terrace Lawn.


Event Details for The Lord Chamberlains Men production of Macbeth, being held here at Rockingham Castle on Thursday 1st July 2021.

We wanted to confirm all pre-event information which should provide you with everything you need ahead of your visit.

The event is SOLD OUT.

Firstly, we ask that do not attend the event if you are exhibiting any Covid-19 Symptoms such as:
A high temperature
A new, continuous cough
A loss of, or change to, your sense of taste or smell. 

Should you need to cancel your tickets please do let the estate office know.



Please have your tickets available upon arrival to the ticket office. Our team will check you in as arrived and advise you where to park.

Our car park is a 5 minute walk from the performance area. If you need to park closer please advise the member of staff in ticket office and you will be directed to our accessible parking. Please note, there is limited space in the accessible car park.



The gates will open at 6:30pm and the performance will begin at 7:30pm.  The performance time is approximately 95 minutes, finishing at around 9:15pm.  There is no interval.


What to bring with you.

The performance is outdoors and will run in all but the very worst weather conditions. As the event is in the middle of the Great British summer sun hats, sun cream, sunglasses and rain coats should all be considered as well as warm clothing.

Please bring your own low-backed seating. You will be advised how to set up your seats by a member of the performance team. Unfortunately, no tables or gazebos are permitted.

Light refreshments are available on site. You are allowed to bring your own food and drink but please ensure that this can be consumed whilst sat in your chair.  We ask that any litter is taken away with you.

Toilet facilities can be found in the Castle Towers and adjacent to the ticket office. These facilities will remain open throughout the performance. Should you need to use them during the performance please put your face covering on before leaving your seat.


Social distancing and seating.

On arrival you may be asked to queue before being shown to your space. This allowed us to take enough time to ensure everyone is seated safely and appropriately spaced.  We ask that you remain patient and do not try to seat yourself as we need to insure appropriate spacing is between each group.

You will be asked to it in a specific location by a member of the company which will allow space between other audience members. Please have your chair ready and when directed move into place and sit down as quickly as you are able. Within your party we ask that you sit as closely as possible.

A clear line will be marked on the ground where you will need to set your chair. Please set the back legs of your chair on this line.

We ask that you wear a face covering when moving about the site and using the toilet facilities.  However, once you are seated in your designated spot you are allowed to take your face covering off, if you wish.

Hand sanitiser will be provided throughout the grounds and in the toilet facilities.

After the performance


Once the show has finished please pack up your belongings and put your face covering on.

Please ensure that you have all of your personal belongings and take any rubbish away with you.


Company Safety measures

Please do not approach or touch the stage, nor attempt to go backstage.

This year we have gone to extraordinary lengths to create a COVID secure bubble for our company, meaning that throughout the tour they must undergo extensive testing and segregate from everyone outside of their ‘bubble’. This is so that we can continue to take the show to each and every one of our venues. We kindly ask that you respect that.

We absolutely love hearing from you (especially when you say nice things about the show) but we ask this year for you to do that on social media, email or with a socially distanced wave!

Thank you for your support and we are very pleased that you have chosen to come and see us as we all begin our return to live events. We hope that you enjoy the performance and we look forward to seeing you again soon.


This pre-event briefing was prepared by:

Aaron Barker – Production Manager
Peter Stickney – Artistic Director/Producer


We hope you have a wonderful evening at Rockingham Castle.