Impromptu Shakespeare

Sun Aug 01 2021 at 07:00 pm to 08:00 pm

The Amphitheatre, Great Northern Warehouse | Manchester

The GOAT Mcr
Publisher/HostThe GOAT Mcr
Impromptu Shakespeare Watch five actors improvise a Shakespeare play before your eyes!
About this Event

Dates and times:

  • Sunday 1st August @ 5pm
  • Sunday 1st August @ 7pm (selected)

Sad that Shakespeare hasn’t written anything new for over 400 years?

Well, hold onto your doublets, ruffs and trunk hose. The Bard is back! With story and verse improvised in the moment, enjoy a riotous new Shakespeare play every time – performed by Impromptu Shakespeare’s whip smart cast.

Packed with priceless wit, lyrical smarts, romance, and a dash of double-crossing, this leading ensemble do the Bard proud with a brand new one-act hit every time, inspired by audience suggestions.

Impromptu Shakespeare have been a smash hit at the Edinburgh Fringe, Bristol Shakespeare Festival, and appeared on BBC Shakespeare Live.

‘Side-splittingly hilarious’ ★★★★★ (

‘Ingenious’ (Will Gompertz, BBC Arts Editor).

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Tickets are for general admission and cost £12 full price and £10 concessions.

Concession ticket price to include: students, under 18s, the unemployed, retired and registered disabled.

Please contact us directly by emailing [email protected] to request complementary companion tickets.

Running time: 60 minutes

Suitable for 10+

Manchester... outdoors?

Yes! And the show will go on whatever the weather (unless the weather is so wild it has the potential to hurt our audience or creative team).

So please make sure you bring a brolly, rain coat, picnic, cushions, bin bags, blankets etc. as per a traditional Mancunian summer! There's also a host of great eateries right by us if you wanted to grab some food and drinks to bring into the space but please no alcohol as we're not licensed and we don't want to get shut down.

We don't have seats; instead you'll be in an amazing Amphitheatre with different levels to sit on. You're welcome to bring something to sit on - we recommend cushions and blankets but if you wanted to bring some fold out chairs we'll make sure you're in a position that doesn't obstruct anyone else's view.

We'll also be right in the centre of Manchester so, although we're sheltered in the grounds of the Amphitheatre, you may occasionally hear the odd racer-boy down Deansgate or some happy revellers leaving Revs De Cuba - it's all part of the outdoor city centre experience. If there is an exceptional level of disruption, our Front of House and Security team will do everything in their power to prevent it from detracting from your experience!


We're a pop-up venue and this space has never been used for a live performance before so we're doing our best make it accessible. If you have any access requirements, please can you email [email protected] before you buy your tickets. We have a maximum of one wheelchair access space available for each show and the only access into the majority of the seating area is via steps so please contact us directly before making any purchases so we can try and accommodate your needs.

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This is a Covid-Compliant production. Even though restrictions have lifted, we'd still like to make sure our team and audiences are as safe as possible. The venue is entirely outdoors and audiences will be seated with distance between separate groups. We have hand sanitizer readily available, a one-way system around the venue, our team will have relevant PPE and we'll have a Track and Trace procedure.

You will not be required to wear masks outdoors, however, we'd greatly appreciate it if you could wear masks whilst inside our indoor unit for the safety and consideration of our team.

Please do not attend our events if you're suffering from a high temperature or persistent cough, suspect you may have Covid or have been told to isolate due to potential exposure to Covid.

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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

The Amphitheatre, Great Northern Warehouse, 235 Deansgate, Manchester, United Kingdom


GBP 10.00 to GBP 12.00

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