One of Europe's finest theatre venues, Tolethorpe Hall is home to the Rutland Open Air Theatre where the resident Stamford Shakespeare Company present an annual season of plays across June, July and August.
enjoy Shakespeare Season
Every summer more than 34,000 people from throughout the UK and from overseas attend the Stamford Shakespeare Company’s acclaimed summer season of plays in June, July and August at the Rutland Open Air Theatre, Tolethorpe Hall.
The grounds of Tolethorpe Hall were landscaped in their present form in 1867 and remain much the same except that they where completely overgrown when the property was acquired by the Stamford Shakespeare Company in 1977.
a magical, creative and stimulating place
Enjoy your own picnic
Enjoy your own picnic in the beautiful gardens before heading into the auditorium to sit back, relax and be entertained. The picnic slope overlooks classic English parkland with historic Tolethorpe Hall in the background.
Tolethorpe Youth Drama
We provide a full, immersive programme of drama and acting training for 5 – 18 year olds. Inspiration and imagination is at the heart of all our work and students of all ages are united through a shared love of theatre, the power of stories and how they are told.
Make a day of it
Visit Tolethope Hall in the parish of Little Casterton, Rutland for the Rutland Theatre of the Stamford Shakespeare Company. The hall is a Grade II Listed Building and hosts extremely entertaining performances.