THE tragic tale of William Shakespeare’s star crossed lovers is being retold at Ripon Cathedral this summer – in a unique and compelling production.

One of Shakespeare’s most frequently performed and popular plays – Romeo and Juliet is being staged within the cathedral’s magnificent interior - so that it can be enjoyed whatever the British summer weather may bring!

Brought to you by ‘Three Inch Fools’, a five-strong troupe of actors travelling with set, props, costumes and all manner of musical instruments - the performance is a highly imaginative and vibrantly musical take on the tragic romance.

To date, the company has performed at castles, stately homes, gardens, churches, market places, village greens, an old fire station, a medieval crypt, a crowded pub and a garlic farm – all the world is indeed a stage!

Tickets for the performance on Friday August 11 are available to purchase online through Ripon Cathedral website as well as in the cathedral shop. Only a small number of tickets will be available to purchase on the door, so do book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Children are welcome; the performance is suitable for all ages, and there is a half-price ticket offer for children.

We look forward to you joining us on Friday 11 August! If you are interested in finding out more about exciting events at Ripon Cathedral and would like to join the mailing list to be the first to get inclusive invitations to events, then please contact Molly Barrs, Fundraising Events Officer on

Tickets are available to purchase through the Cathedral Website at