Shakespeare Festival at Hamlet's Castle 1 - 9 August 2015

Shakespeare Festival at Hamlet’s Castle is a grand annual Danish event, celebrating Shakespeare in the magical settings of Kronborg – Hamlet’s very own castle.

When the August sun sets over the historic town of Elsinore you are in for spectacular and startling open-air performances in the courtyard of Kronborg Castle, presented by the finest theatre companies in the world. 

Walk along the banks of the torch-lit moat and prepare yourself for intense emotions, as you make your way to the atmospheric courtyard. Here you will find the stage and the audience tribune, in the most authentic scenography one can imagine: the walls of Kronborg Castle.

Anticipate world-class interpretations of Shakespeare by some of the most prestigious theatre companies and widely acclaimed artists of their time. The tradition goes 200 years back: Shakespeare Festival at Hamlet’s Castle was established at Kronborg Castle in 1816.

Program 1- 9 August 2015

“Hamlet” by Staatsschauspiel Dresden, 1 - 4 August 2015
Shakespeare’s phenomenal tragedy of revenge, Hamlet, is brought to life in an unrivalled potpourri of video, rock and dazzling acting. Christian Friedel plays the role of Hamlet, when the internationally acclaimed theatre company, Staatsschauspiel Dresden, performs at the Shakespeare Festival.

“Diagnosis: Hamlet” by Companyia Pelmànec, 5 – 6 August 2015
Diagnosis:Hamlet is wonderful adult puppet theatre, performed by the Spanish theatre company Companyia Pelmànec. Experience a therapeutic meltdown of Shakespeare’s classic drama, Hamlet.

“The Merchant of Venice”, Open Air Cinema, 8 August 2015
Enjoy an evening of Shakespearean cinema with the classic film version of The Merchant of Venice, featuring the Oscar-winning actor, Al Pacino.

“Shakespeare In Concert”, Frans Rasmussen and Greve Concert Orchestra + soloists, dancers and singers, 9 August 2015
Take a musical tour of Shakespeare’s universe, in the company of the internationally acclaimed conductor, Frans Rasmussen, Greve Concert Orchestra and acclaimed singers and dancers. Shakespeare In Concert presents works by Tchaikovsky, Verdi and Prokofiev, all inspired by Shakespeare.

Event date/time
01/08/2015 - 09/08/2015 HamletScenenMonday - Sunday -

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3000 Helsingør


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    • Helsingør
    • Kongernes Nordsjælland
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