"Why, I can smile and murder whiles I smile,
And cry 'content' to that which grieves my heart"

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Every evening (except Sunday) at 7.30pm
St John’s College Gardens
(entrance via Queen's Road only)

Richard III

Just a few years ago, some 500 years after his death, the remains of Richard, Duke of Gloucester (later Richard III) were discovered buried under a car park in Leicester. This production, set in the stunning gardens of St John’s College, steps back in time to re-tell his remarkable story . Malicious, power-hungry, and bitter about his physical deformity, Richard begins to aspire secretly to the throne—and is prepared to kill anyone he must in order to become king. This is Shakespeare’s masterpiece of manipulation, deceit, and political intrigue.

I loved the power, inventiveness and imagination of this highly original production —The Times

Please note:Concession tickets: Please note, if you purchase a student concession ticket, you will need to bring proof of eligibility when you arrive at the venue. Student concessions only apply to those with proof of being in full-time education (for example, ISIC or Student Union cardholders) and those under 17 years of age. 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.

If you are going to see a few of our plays, have you considered purchasing a season ticket? Personalised season tickets for three or six performances are available to purchase online at a discounted price. Season tickets are sent via post to UK addresses only.

The CSF Gold Card offers a £12 saving over standard ticket prices (£13 for concessions). The CSF Silver Card offers a £6 saving over standard ticket prices (£7 for concessions).

Special Charity Performance

A special charity performance of Richard III will be held on Saturday 14 August 2021 at 2.00pm. Tickets for these performances are only available on the door and payment is by cash only. More information about charity performances