Macbeth 2021

William Shakespeare The Lord Chamberlain's Men
3 - 5 June 2021 Rack Close, Salisbury Cathedral Close (SP1 2ES)


Thursday 3 June, at 7pm,  Friday 4 June at 7pm and Saturday 5 June at 2pm & 7pm
Rack Close, Cathedral Close (near Harnham Gate)

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men present

William Shakespeare's


The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, the UK’s premier all male theatre company - with direct links to the history of William Shakespeare - invite you to join them this summer for the breathless and brilliant tragedy, Macbeth. 

“By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes.” 

Emerging victorious and decorated in war Macbeth receives a thrilling pronouncement from three weird sisters who prophesy he will one day be King of Scotland. Overcome by ambition and driven on by his powerful wife, Macbeth murders the king and sets in motion a terrible sequence of events from which there is no turning back. 

“It will have blood, they say; blood will have blood.” 

A play of supernatural magic, vaulting ambition and an examination of the dreadful consequences of the insatiable lust for power. With Shakespeare’s most chilling power couple and truly stirring poetry this stunning play will keep you gripped. 

Bring a chair and a sun hat and prepare to be entertained and transported watching Shakespeare as he first saw it performed; in the open air, by an all male cast with Elizabethan costumes, music and dance. Book early to avoid missing out! 

Authenticity | Excellence | Magic



Tickets: £20
Under 18s £18
Running Time 90 minutes with no interval


For information about how to book, refreshments and how we are keeping you safe please click on FURTHER INFORMATION below


We have been 'See It Safely' approved

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We have been granted the use of Society Of London Theatre & UK Theatre's 'See It Safely' mark. The mark certifies that we are complying with the latest Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, to ensure the safety of our staff and audiences. You can find out more about the measures we are taking to keep you safe by clicking here and what theatres have been putting in place ready for your visit, and what you will need to know beforehand by clicking here


Macbeth is kindly supported by Leehurst Swan School.

Booking Details

Running time 90 minutes without an interval.
Tickets £20 (under 18s £18)

If you need assistance booking or have access requirements please email

Further Information


Tickets should be purchased online
Ticket enquiries or bookings can also be made by emailing 

  • Tickets can only be purchased in advance.
  • We will collect contact information about each ticket booker in line with our  Privacy Policy. We may need to share your contact details with  NHS Test and Trace, if they require.
  • If we are required by any COVID-19 government guidance or restrictions to cancel a performance, tickets may be exchanged or refunded.


Please note that this event is outdoors, patrons will have to travel across a grassy surface but it is step free and wheelchair accessible.
If you have any specific access requirements or questions please email and we will be happy to help.



Gates will open 1 hour before the performance start time to allow plenty of time for our friendly ushers to allocate you a space for you and your bubble (please arrive together) which will be marked out on the grass at Rack Close. Please do not arrive more than an hour before the performance start time and make sure you maintain a 2 metre distance while you wait to be called forward. We will contact you by email ahead of your visit to update you on procedures, but we ask that you dress for all weather conditions as the performance will go ahead even if it rains.  



We kindly ask that you bring a picnic blanket or a low backed seat to sit on (you may not be able to see without a chair), clothing for hot and cold conditions and preorder food and refreshments when booking. To help make sure you have the best view and to keep you safe and socially distanced we will not permit tables in the grounds.



Audiences will have their temperature screened upon arrival and we hope this adds to the safe experience we wish for all of our audiences, staff and performers at Wiltshire Creative. If we assess (at our sole discretion) that your temperature is 37.8C or higher, you and those who were to be part of your fixed group of tickets will not be allowed to enter the venue and the face value of your tickets will be refunded within 7 days. Temperature data is only processed for the purpose of assessing condition for entry to our event, and this information is not retained in any way.




We ask the you arrive in your bubble with your low back seating as we will allocate your seating bubble on arrival and you should also maintain a distance of 2 meters when queuing. You will be required to show your ‘ticket’ on a mobile device when arriving at Rack Close. Alternatively, you can bring a printed version, but please take this home with you. If you don't have the means to do either of the above please note down and bring with you the code below the barcode on your tickets. The ticket sales team will be there to help with any enquiries, but the box office will not be open for sales at performances.


Do I need to wear a face covering?
Unless medically exempt you will be required to wear a face covering throughout the performance (except whilst eating food or drinking) Patrons not wearing masks may be refused access or asked to leave the grounds. 

Can I walk around and leave my seating area?
We ask that you only leave your seating area to use the toilet or to buy refreshments, clear signage will be around to help you. To keep the performers safe, we ask that patrons do not approach or touch the stage or go backstage.

How long is the performance?
90 minutes without an interval.

Can I bring my dog or pet?
Unless you have an assistance dog, dogs and pets are not permitted in the grounds and will be turned away for the comfort of performers and audience members.



Your pre ordered picnic and drinks will be available for you to collect after you have had your ticket scanned as you come on to the site. Your pre-ordered programme will also be available from here.  We will have ice creams, programmes and a bar serving alcoholic drinks, soft drinks and hot drinks on site for sales on the night. 



Macbeth Picnic box
With a small bottle of Sauvignon Blanc (187 ml / ABV 12.5%) £16
With a small bottle of Merlot (187 ml / ABV 12.5%) £16
With a small bottle of Prosecco (200 ml / ABV 11%) £18
With a Frobisher’s Orange Juice £13 


Macbeth Vegetarian Picnic Box 
With a small bottle of Sauvignon blanc (187 ml / ABV 12.5%) £16
With a small bottle of Merlot (187 ml / ABV 12.5%) £16
With a small bottle of Prosecco (200 ml / ABV 11%) £18
With a Frobisher’s Orange Juice £13 

   Box will include; homemade sausage roll/homemade vegetarian sausage roll, two types of cheese, a selection of crackers, olives, chutney, grapes, homemade chocolate brownie* 

*all items are subject to change 



Portaloo toilets will be open throughout the performance for you to use with cleaning in operation and a queuing system. 



Please note we are unable to provide a cloakroom and request you only bring what you need. 



Unfortunately, it is possible that we may not be able to grant you access after the performance has commenced.



You will be informed by an announcement or an usher when it is safe to leave your seats. Please maintain social distancing as you exit The Close.



Off De Vaux Place, The Close, SP1 2ES


There are several Pay and Display car parks signposted around the City Centre. There is no public parking in Cathedral Close for festival events with the exception of a limited number of Blue Badge spaces next to the venue (as shown on the map above). Ticket holders with mobility issues may be dropped off by car: cars cannot enter before 5pm and must leave after dropping off.

The closest parking to the Cathedral Close is at the Old George Mall and Lush House car park. Alternatively, the Central car park is a 10-minute walk away.



Rack Close is just down the road from Salisbury Cathedral. It is found on the end of the West Walk from City Centre Direction, past Salisbury Cathedral and Salisbury Museum, behind a small car park.


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