The King’s Lynn Shakespeare Festival

Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April, 2019

St George’s Guildhall, King Street, King’s Lynn PE30 1HA


Friday 26th April, 10.30am - 12.30pm Workshop 

The words of Shakespeare in performance: A practical workshop on the acting of Shakespeare. Suitable for students 16+. Book here.


Friday 26th April, 7.30pm Performance 

A celebratory performance of Shakespeare: The Ages of Man

A Selection of Readings from Shakespeare by festival director, Andrew Jarvis

Click here for full details. Book here


Saturday 27th April 10.00am - 12.15pm & 1.15pm - 3.30pm Talk  

Five leading Shakespearean scholars explore the evidence surrounding Shakespeare’s possible appearance at the Guildhall of St George as an actor and writer in 1592.

For the morning event: Full details and booking, click here

For the afternoon event: Full details and booking, click here


Saturday 27th April 7.30pm Ian McKellen On Stage 

with Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others and YOU 

A guest performance by Sir Ian McKellen, Sold Out.


Sunday 28th April 10.30am - 12.30pm Round The Table Q&A  

Closing round-table discussion with the five scholars plus an open panel and audience contributions summarising the acting workshop, the talks and the performances held during the festival. For full details and booking, click here.


Sunday 28th 2.30pm - Sir Ian McKellen 

Special guest performance, Sold Out.


Tickets are £8.50 each (or £30 for all events, excluding Sir Ian’s) plus booking fee. 

Sir Ian McKellen events are £35, or £20 for under 18s and are limited to two tickets per booking.

Tickets can be purchased online via the website of the King’s Lynn Corn Exchange at

For general enquiries, click here to email