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Hertford Castle Open Air Theatre

Hertford Castle Open Air Theatre

With Hertford Castle providing an atmospheric backdrop, visitors can enjoy a day of Open-Air Theatre on the Castle lawn.

Performed by Quantum Theatre, we have 2 great performances to choose from:

- Family friendly, and Beatrix Potter classic, "Jemima Puddle Duck" at 2.30pm. Doors open at 2pm. 

- Adaptation of Charles Dickens masterpiece "Great Expectations" at 7pm. Doors open at 6.30pm. 

Tickets are priced at £12.50 per person with children under 2 years old FREE. Book now by clicking the links below or pop into the Hertford Town and Tourist Information Centre at The Wash.

Attendees are invited to pitch up a chair, bring along a picnic and sit back to enjoy the show. Bar and food stalls are also available. 

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Jemima Puddle Duck

Great Expectations

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Event Information 


Hertford Castle, Castle Street, SG14 1HR 

Entry information 

The event is ticketed. See above for details. Please note that tickets are non refundable.

The Castle grounds can be accessed by foot at any of the following pedestrian gates: Castle Street, St Andrew Street Car Park, Main Castle Gate off The Wash or through the Moat Garden on Castle Street.

Travelling to the Event

Hertford Town Council declared a Climate Emergency in July 2023 and has committed to taking action to protect human health and our natural world to the maximum extent its powers allow. We therefore encourage people to come to our events by public or active transport. The two Hertford railway stations, Hertford North and Hertford East, are a short walk from the Castle, and bus services are available to the Wash and Hertford bus station. Please visit National Rail for live train times and Intalink for bus routes.


There is no parking at Hertford Castle (including disabled) but there are a number of car parks close to the Castle. Please click here to download a map of the local car parks. 


Toilets are located to the side of the main lawn on the footpath by the Ashley Webb Shelter. 

Disabled toilets & baby changing facilities are available inside the castle, please speak to a volunteer on the door for access. 

First aid will be provided by St John's Ambulance and will be located on the main lawn.

With the exception of guide dogs, dogs are not permitted at this event.

Quick overview

  • Location icon Hertford Castle
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Saturday, 15th June 2024

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