Thursday 16th May 2019 – 7.30pm (Doors open at 7.00pm)


The world’s first cycling theatre company, The HandleBards, pedal from venue to venue with all the sets, props and costume necessary to perform environmentally sustainable Shakespeare across the globe.


Join the all-female troupe in the beautiful surroundings of the Hall for a bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ as part of the York Shakespeare Festival. In usual HandleBards style, expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter.

And what’s the play about? Well – a shipwreck washes the court of Milan up onto a mysterious desert island, inhabited by magicians, sprites and monsters, where nothing is as it seems. There’s magic, musicality and mystery a plenty!

The performance will take place in the Great Hall and we will provide seating. There will also be tasty light snacks and refreshments available at an additional charge from The Merchants’ Coffee House available before the performance and at the interval.


To purchase your tickets please click here:

Tickets: £16.00 / Child (10-18): £10.00 / Child (Under 10): FREE (one under 10 is available with every standard ticket purchased)

If the show hasn’t sold out, tickets will be available on the door at £18. All tickets are non-refundable.


Sunday - Friday 10:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday 10:00am - 1:30pm
Admission charges apply
Merchants’ Coffee House open to all
Occasionally the Hall is closed for private functions, so you may wish to contact us in advance of your visit.

Merchant Adventurers' Hall

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