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Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol

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£15.24 - £17.36

Back by popular demand, Butterfly Theatre Company are delighted to return to the Bristol Shakespeare Festival with their latest production of 'Romeo & Juliet', in association with Arnos Vale.

Shakespeare's tale of two star-crossed lovers comes alive in the unique setting of Arnos Vale. As an archaeologist guides you through the historic ruins of Verona, he shares the tale of the beautiful love story surrounding the statue of the famous beauty, Juliet. Suddenly the statue breathes with life, along with all the people in the tale.

Hate versus love, death versus life.

Shakespeare's enduring story remains as powerful as it was 400 years ago, and will remain so long into the future..... will we learn its lessons?


Established in 2011, Butterfly create versatile in site-responsive, promenade, bite-sized, fast-paced theatre in amazing spaces; keeping you (quite literally) on your toes!

We look for the brilliant and the beautiful when we search for new places to explore, ensuring that each production responds to its surroundings, making every performance different from the last.

Described by What’s On Stage as creating “theatre for both aficionados and complete beginners”, Butterfly breathe new life into much loved texts, with truthful, responsive acting to excite and delight in every moment.

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Arnos Vale Cemetery

Bath Road



Please be advised that this performance is promenade and will include walking around the venue. Due to the nature of the event, the ground will be uneven and audience members will be required to stand and walk for approximately 80 minutes. Sturdy shoes are required.

There is limited parking at Arnos Vale so we encourage you to use public transport or walk whenever possible. If you would like to book blue badge parking space please email [email protected]

Wheelchair access: There is Blue Badge parking on site, as well as accessible toilets. The performance route will need to be adapted slightly for wheelchair users, so please contact Butterfly’s Producer, Kate McStraw, in advanced so we can plan the alternative route with our cast, via [email protected] or 07792377106.

The ground is uneven in places, and one of the buildings is only accessible via steps (however this building will be emitted if required.)

We ask audiences not to bring seats with them, however should you need to for access reasons, or have any other access queries, please contact us.


Please print and bring your tickets to the event entrance.

In the event of wet weather, unless extreme and a danger to audience/ performers, performances will go ahead and no refund will be given.

Tickets are non refundable and non-transferrable.

Please arrive 15 minutes before performance start time.

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We look forward to seeing you!

Best wishes,

Bristol Shakespeare Festival


Bristol Shakespeare Festival

The Bristol Shakespeare Festival offers fresh, exciting and accessible ways into Shakespeare. From its in-house productions, to platforming the very best local and national companies, BSF is a volunteer-led celebration of work in unusual spaces across Bristol and beyond. Using local talent and creatives for productions, as well as running its own workshops and educational events, BSF makes work that gives both its audiences and participants entertaining and enriching experience with Shakespeare.