Shakespeare Underground

Butterfly Theatre are back, this year with Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Date: 7th to 10th November
Shakespeare Underground

The Magic Beneath is Butterfly’s thrilling re- telling of Shakespeare’s timeless much loved comedy. This enchanting tale of how young lovers - thwarted by their parents - run away to the caves where they become unwittingly drawn into the secrets and spells of the magical creatures that dwell underground.

In this unique, site-responsive adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Butterfly invite you to feel the magic underneath your own skin! As you delve through the hidden caverns, you will discover feelings and sensations shiver through you as the caves are filled with flickering lights and fairy singing. Butterfly is a professional theatre company that brings Shakespeare’s classics to life in extraordinary settings; creating site responsive heartfelt productions that delight and amaze. 

You will be led seamlessly through the entire cave system by the players as they perform around you. This is a walking show, lasts about 70 mins. There are no seats! All shows limited to 40 people.

Booking information  
Prices  £16 per person
Ages  Suitable for 8 years old and above.
Discounts  Annual member discounts available online. No other discounts applicable for this show.
Other info Includes an hour long promenade performance around the cave. Suitable clothing and footwear is advised. Private groups available on request! 
  19.00 19.00 19.00 19.00
  20.30 N/A 20.30 20.30


NEW FOR 2018 Dinner & Drink package

Combine a fantastic evening out with a 70 minute underground theatre performance followed by dinner and drinks in our on-site restaurant Firestone Kitchen. Your ticket includes any main meal; choose between our Stone Age pizzas, wild boar burgers, hot sandwiches or salads - there's something for everyone! You'll also get a glass of wine, beer, cider or soft drink to wash it down. Dessert and starter options will be available to upgrade on the night. Only £30 per person. 

Eating times:

Those attending the 7pm show will be eating at 8.30pm. 

Those attending the 8.30pm show will be eating at 7pm. 

Part of a school?

Bring your class to see Shakespeare Underground. Spaces available from Monday 5th - Friday 9th November. Booking couldn't be easier, either email [email protected] or phone 01803 215136.