Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

By award-winning outdoor theatre company Illyria (UK)

Illyria is back!

This summer, let the award-winning company whisk you away with a passionate, poetic and utterly gripping production of this Shakespeare favourite. Illyria last performed this terrific play ten years ago; the production was Critic’s Choice in Edinburgh, attracted 5-star reviews in Canada and received a nomination for Best of Fringe in Vancouver. Pack a picnic and fall in love with another unforgettable season of outdoor theatre. With singing, sword fights and silliness, you couldn’t wish for more than this.

Dates, Venues & Tickets

*Grounds open 2 hours before the performance for picnics.

Ticket Prices

Early Bird: €16
Adults: €30
Student /CJP /Under 16/ Guide: €25

Practical Information

  • Picnic Feel free to bring a hamper full of sandwiches, tea and snacks to have your own picnic during the show. Doors will open at 17:30 to allow time to have a picnic before
  • Weather The show goes on… Rain or shine the show will go on so we advise all visitors to bring practical clothing and waterproofs just in case. Umbrellas are not allowed during the performance.
  • Running time (approx): 2hrs 20mins (including 20 minute interval).
  • Suitability Illyria performs the original Shakespeare play UNCUT on an Elizabethan-inspired stage. Please be aware therefore that this might not be the best event for young children. Read more here


  • Most parts of the Raadhuis De Paauw are wheelchair accessible, although please be aware that the show takes place on a grass field. If you want to visit this event by wheelchair, please contact our production manager Berta Cussó at so we can make your visit as comfortable as possible.
  • Any other questions about the accessibility of our show(s)? Feel free to contact us.

Rainbow Corner Books

Mobile bookshop Rainbow Corner Bookshop will be present during the play and will be there from 17:30 on both days. They specialise in children’s books, both fiction and non-fiction. You can buy their books in the location, or order now from their website or by email and collect on the days of the show. If you pre-order, please use ‘Stet’ as a reference in their orders.

Spelty Pancakes 

Spelty pancakes will be bringing us delicious and healthy pancakes made from organic artisanal spelt flour. With a healthy twist on the traditional dutch pancake and with toppings to suit everyone’s taste – look forward to treating yourself to a delicious treat while you watch Romeo & Juliet.

Hot and cold drinks will be available and you can find out more at :

Outdoor Workshop for schools

Love and Suffering in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet I Friday 6 September (16+) I Gardens of Raadhuis de Paauw

Attention teachers! STET Education’s annual open air workshop is back in Wassenaar! Since a whole-night Shakespeare is often too long and daunting for teenagers we have devised this interactive workshop for your students. More information here.

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