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Tolethorpe Hall

Tolethorpe Hall


Little Casterton,


Join the thousands of people who attend the annual Stamford Shakespeare Season in the delightfuil grounds of Tolethorpe Hall. The Season attracts over 34500 people every year throughout the UK and overseas.

The fabulous garden overlooking classic English parkland is thwe perfect setting for the Rutland Open Air Theatre nestling in the grouns of the Elizabethan Tolethorpe Hall, just a few minutes off the A1 near Stamford.

The open air stage is set against an idyllic woodland glade. The raked, 600 seat auditorium with comfortable seating is protected from summer showers by a unique permanent canopy making it the only theatre of its kind in Europe. No performance is ever cancelled because of rain.

Excellent facilities include an on site car park, a popular picnic area on the lawn, in the hall, a theatre bar adjacent to a spacious orangery, and a 90 seat restaurant enjoyed by theatre goers every summer.

Take your seat protected from summer showers beneath the permanent canopy and see a stage like no other....

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsOn-site cateringPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Disabled access


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Map reference: TF 021103  Lat: 52.68077 Long: -0.49116

Parking: free


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

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