Shakespeare Festival

Every year in August you can experience original Shakespeare theatre under the open sky at Kronborg Castle. The stage is built over the moat and has the beautiful Kronborg Castle as impressive back drop. 

This year’s inhouse production will be Richard III. The guest performance is Songs of Lear which is a music performance by Song of the Goat Theatre. 

Enjoy your dinner before the performance at the beautiful castle grounds. The picnic is always freshly made of local organic produce. Pre-order your picnic together with your theatre tickets at

About Richard III

Richard is different. He knows that only too well. He has no hope of getting out of the box, which other people´s words and glances has trapped him in. He sees only one way to break out of the box and get the recognition, he is longing for: The Crown, the highest power. He decides to become a villain and to get rid of all competitors on his way. It becomes a fatal choice, which soon drags him and all, he meets on his way, through a labyrinth of power play filled with violence, sex, humiliation, murder and ruin. Richard III is probably the evilest villain in the history of theatre. Do you dare look him in the eye? 

Running time: 1-23 August at 8pm

Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Language: English with Danish surtitles

Prices: DKK 240,00 – 510,00

About Songs of Lear

Songs of Lear shows a world of subtle energies and rhythms. The ensemble members have chosen scenes from King Lear, and each song emerges as a starting point for another ‘dramatic poem’, where the voices are always most present. Their ability to capture raw emotion is as strong as their impeccable musicianship. It feels like the musical equivalent of Munch’s The Scream, a howl against all the incomprehensible sadness of the world. Songs of Lear is a constantly evolving creative research project, where the music becomes character, relationships and events. Song of the Goat Theatre consisting of ten singers and a group of musicians is an internationally acclaimed ensemble.

The performance is organised in partnership with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Warsaw, Poland.


Running time: August 17-18 at 3pm

Duration: 1 hour, no interval

Language: Polish with Danish and English surtitles

Prices: DKK 190,00 – 260,00


It is an unusual and notable one-man show which tells an exceptional story, that for always will interlink Shakespeare, Hamlet and Kronborg Castle in one of the world’s greatest mysteries. Meet a gallery of international Shakespeare experts, all played by the one and same actor.

The Shakespeare introduction is on from 7:15 pm- 7:45 pm before Richard III and from 2:15-2:45 pm before Songs of Lear. 

* Please note, you can only access the Introduction with a ticket to the evening´s performance.