Theatre Performance in the Bodleian Quad

14 July 2009

During the period Tuesday 28 July – Sunday 9 August 2009 the Bodleian Library is delighted to host in association with Oxford Playhouse a Shakespeare’s Globe on Tour production of The Comedy of Errors in the Old Schools Quadrangle.

Whilst disruption to readers will be kept to a minimum as the performances take place outside Library opening hours (with the exception of a Saturday matinee on 8 August starting at 3.30pm), there may be a larger number of visitors than usual in the Quadrangle and Proscholium towards the end of each performance  day associated with the production and set up. The Library is also hosting a series of pre-show talks given by members of the University’s English Faculty in Convocation House.

Audience seating will be retained in the Quadrangle throughout this period but there will be ample space for readers to access the Library. It is not anticipated that any entrances to the Quadrangle will be closed off with the exception of a brief closure of the North Arch entrance on the morning of Tuesday 28 July to allow set up.  

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