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Castle Park Theatre

Castle Park

All Day
4 May 2022


Castle Park Theatre

Castle Park

All Day
4 May 2022




04 May 2022 - 11 June 2022 Book Now

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Castle Park Theatre has announced a brand season of open-air theatre in Colchester’s Castle Park with a series of productions that celebrate the town’s Roman heritage.

The theatre group’s ‘Roman Season’ takes place from 3 May – 11 June in the park’s Lower Bowls Green. Forged in 2019 from a partnership between The Packing Shed Theatre, Colchester Borough Council and Colchester Events, this is the first time that Castle Park Theatre has produced a series of performances which will be performed in the park’s Lower Bowls Green.

The season kicks off with a hilarious sideways look at the classic Hollywood sword and sandals epic, ‘Ben-Hur’ from 3 – 14 May. Written by Patrick Barlow, the man behind the long running West End hit ‘The 39 Steps’, it features romance, betrayal, sea battles and that famous chariot race.

‘The Boadicea of Britannia Street’ from 17 – 28 May is a touching and funny look at friendship from Ade Morris. It follows a women writers’ group attempting to stage a play about the Queen of the Iceni who burnt Colchester to the ground.

From 29 May to 2 June, Castle Park’s very own family show, ‘King Coel’s Curtains’ will entertain audiences of all ages in a quest to cheer up the grumpy king.

Then, rounding off the mini-season, a new twist on Shakespeare’s political thriller, ‘Julius Caesar’ takes place from 31 May to 11 June.


All shows, except King Coel’s Curtains, which will have two shows during the day, take place in the evening with gates opening at 6pm, and the show starting at 7.30pm.

A bar will be on site selling refreshments but theatre-goers can bring picnics if they want. They should also bring their own chair, blankets and, just in case, some warm weather clothing.

Shows will only be cancelled in extreme weather.

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  • Accessibility

    • Blue badge and disabled car parking is available in the High Street and Castle Street. Most areas of the Park are fully accessible on tarmac paths. However, as a historic landscape, some areas are only accessible by steps – these are the fishpond area and bandstand podium.

  • Public Transport

    • By train: Colchester Castle Park is a 10-minute walk from Colchester (Town) Station along Queens Street – head for the castle, the park is located just behind. Alternatively, we are a 20-minute walk from the main Colchester (North) Station.
    • By bus: Colchester Bus Station is located on Osborne Street in the Town Centre and runs regular services locally and regionally. There is also a Park and Ride from the A12 at junction 28.

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    • Colchester Castle Park, High St, Colchester CO1 1UG