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Shakespeare Festival 2022 at Kronborg Castle. Best events Denmark

Shakespeare Festival

WHERE: Helsingør, Denmark
WHEN: from 29 July to 07 August 2022

The evocative Kronborg Castle is the setting for one of the most loved theatrical events in Northern Europe: the Shakespeare Festival.
An extraordinary outdoor event between theater, music and gastronomy.

An event that celebrates one of the greatest writers in history, in a truly unique context, against the backdrop of Kronborg Castle, in Denmark. Every evening, before the show, at 7.15 pm you can enjoy a special introduction by André Andersen, in a single thread between the English writer, Hamlet and Kronborg.

Shakespeare Festival is also an event dedicated to the pleasure of discovery and healthy eating. Picnic awaits you before the festival, at the Castle Park. Bring blankets to lay back on, and order the menu at Cafe Kadetten. You can choose between different menus, with prices from 129 to 169DKK. There are salty fish cakes, vegetarian foods and so much more.

Shakespeare Festival



Kronborg Castle is located in Helsingør, about 50 km north of Copenhagen.
The Danish capital, therefore, is the ideal starting point to reach the location of the Shakespeare Festival.
By car it takes about 50 minutes, via the E47, to get to your destination. More info on driving in Denmark, from this link.
The parking lots are located about 15 minutes on foot from the Castle.
People in wheelchairs will be able to access with their own car to a separate parking lot, not far from the stage.

Anyone wishing to arrive by public transport will have no difficulty. The best method is, without a doubt, the train. The Regional line takes about an hour from Copenhagen. Get off at Helsingør St. Central Station, and continue for about 15 minutes on foot.


The 2022 edition of the festival will focus on 3 shows. Each performance, as mentioned, will be preceded by an introduction by André Anderson.

It starts on July 29th, at 20:00, with “THE COMEDY OF HAMLET – or fake it until you make it“. Reruns on 30 and 31 July.
On 30 and 31 July, at 16:00, there will be “ROMEO & JULIET and other catasthrofic love affairs” with Piotr Misztela and Christian Hestø, directed by Rolf Alme. Show in English. Tickets cost from a minimum of 95DKK (just under €13) to a maximum of 135DKK (around €18).

From 03 July, with reruns until 07, “HAMLET, PRINCE OF DENMARK“, the most anticipated drama of the Shakespeare Festival, will be staged. Appointment from 20:00, for a duration of about 150′. Directed by Frederick William Abrahamse, it will have as protagonists Marcel Meyer, Michael Richard, Lungile Lallie, Tailyn Ramsamy, Jeremy Richard, Matthew Baldwin. The ticket costs from 260 to 360DKK per person.


Hotel Skandia it is one of the best solutions for position and value for money. It is located just 30 meters from Helsingør train station and just 5 minutes from Kronborg Castle. It offers free WiFi in all areas and offers en suite accommodation.
Some rooms at Hotel Skandia face the street, others overlook the quiet inner courtyard. All rooms have a flat-screen TV, a desk and a seating area.
Drinks and snacks can be purchased at the reception, and staff can recommend local attractions and restaurants.
Ideal structure to attend the Shakespeare Festival. Info and reservations from this link.


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