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Outdoor theatre at Ham House and Garden (photo credit Ben Carpenter)

About

Pack up your picnic hamper and head over to Ham House to experience a theatrical performance live in our beautiful garden.

In this Shakespearian comedy, Rosalind and her dear friend Celia, the noble Orlando, and the usurped Duke Senior and his courtiers who flee or are exiled from court and set up new lives in the Forest of Arden. Free from the constraints of their former lives lovers tussle, wits and fools spar, familial bonds are challenged, and everyone wrestles with what it really means to be yourself.

The Lord Chamberlain's Men perform as an authentic all-male cast with Elizabethan costumes, music and dance so you can feel transported back in time in the historic and dramatic setting of Ham House and Garden.

Please note that this is an authentic outdoors performance without microphones. Bring your own picnic blanket or chair and be prepared for the weather!

Photo Credit: Ben Carpenter

 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Ticket£18.00 per adult
Ticket£10.00 per child
Two Adults & Two Under 16's£50.00 per family

Booking fees apply.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road

We are located on the south bank of the River Thames, west of A307, between Richmond and Kingston. Ham is readily accessible from the M3, M4 and M25 and the Richmond Park Ham Gate exit. If coming from Kingston the Ham Street turning is opposite the Hand and Flower Pub along the A307. Follow this road for a mile to Ham House.

 

Parking

There is free parking 400 yards away in the riverside car park at end of Ham Street (not National Trust). Nearby streets also offer free parking. SatNav: Directs you to stables on Ham Street, carry straight on past these to the free riverside car park. There is disabled parking available close by. You can view information about council run car parks via the Richmond upon Thames Council Website. You can also plan your route using the AA route planner website which tells you about parking in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

Public Transport Directions

On Foot

We are located along the South bank of the River Thames. The Thames Path passes close to the entrance and is 1.5 miles from Richmond and 3 miles from Kingston. From the Thames Path, opposite Hammerton’s foot ferry, walk across a small wooden bridge and follow the well-trodden path towards Ham House.

 

By Bus

The 371 or 65 bus routes stop near us. 371 Richmond to Kingston, alight Ham Street bus stop, then ½-mile walk (follow signposts). 65 Ealing Broadway to Kingston, alight Sandpits Road bus stop on Petersham Road by Ham Polo Ground, ¾ mile walk along historic avenues (both pass Richmond train station and Kingston train station).

 

By Underground

The nearest underground station is Richmond on the District Line. The station is 1½ miles by footpath, 2 miles by road. Please see bus directions for travel information from Richmond Station.

 

By Cycle

The NCN4 route passes along the nearby A307. There are bicycle racks near visitor reception, inside the property.

 

By Train

Richmond station is 1½ miles by footpath, 2 miles by road. The route offers a smooth all-weather surface to walk on or buses and taxis offer another way to continue your journey to us.

 

By Ferry

Hammerton's Ferry, a seasonal foot and bike ferry travels across the River Thames from the Twickenham towpath (by Marble Hill House - English Heritage) to Ham House and Garden. Small charge applies, not NT.

Outdoor theatre: Shakespeare's As You Like It

Type:Open Air Theatre

Ham House and Garden, Ham Street, Ham, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 7RS

Tel: 0208 852 5761

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