Shakespeare Festival returns to Oxford Castle

Oxford Castle will again host the Oxford Shakespeare Festival this summer, with four of the Bard’s most well-known plays.

There will be hour-long versions of Twelfth Night and The Tempest (June 19-July 1) – both performed on the same evening by the same company of actors.

Romeo and Juliet (July 3-29) will be a “sumptuous, elegant and dynamic production”, which will include song and dance. It will be followed by Macbeth (July 31-August 12).

Last year, more than 4,000 people attended the festival shows at the attraction, which is operated by Continuum Attractions.

Group discounts are available for each show with groups of 10 or more eligible for a £13 ticket.

Groups looking to create an itinerary for their theatre visit can incorporate a pre-theatre walking tour and add in a catering option.

New for 2017, the walking tour will see groups accompanied by a costumed character guide, finding out more about the castle buildings during 1,000 years of history.

Groups can combine a theatre ticket with a space on the walking tour for £21.95.