"How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is
To have a thankless child!"

- St John’s College Gardens(entrance via Queen's Road only)

King Lear

In the magnificent setting of St John’s College gardens, an ageing monarch divides a kingdom among his three daughters. In doing so his world descends into chaos and all that he once believed is brought into question. Love and duty, power and loss, good and evil are all explored in this fast-paced and dynamic production. Not to be missed!

… no knee-bending to trendy revisionism... but rather a tour de force of Elizabethan drama —The Times

Please note:Concession tickets: Please note, you will need to bring proof of eligibility to buy concession tickets when you arrive at the venue. Student concessions only apply to ISIC or Student Union cardholders, and those under 17 years of age in full-time education. Other categories for concession tickets include OAP's, unemployed and disabled. Temporary "student" cards issued for those attending summer courses are not accepted.

All performances start at 7.30pm. Tickets are sent via email after payment has been made.

Special Charity Performance

A special charity performance of King Lear will be held on Saturday 12 August 2017 at 2.30pm. Tickets for these performances are only available on the door and payment is by cash only. More information about charity performances