Shakespeare at Fonthill Castle

2022 Shakespeare at Fonthill Castle

Friday, July 8 & Saturday, July 9, 2022

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

 Fonthill Castle (525 East Court Street, Doylestown, PA)

$30 Preferred Seating Admission/$25 Member Preferred Seating Admission

$20 Lawn Seating Admission/$15 Member Lawn Seating Admission


The Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle and the Actors’ NET of Bucks County present two special performances of William Shakespeare’s “King Lear.”

King Lear is ready to turn his realm over to his three daughters. His plan is simple: Give the biggest piece to the daughter who loves him most. But honeyed words and hubris blind Lear to the true motives of those around him, plunging king and kingdom into a hell of treachery, madness and unspeakable acts—with consequences that reveal the worst and best in human nature. This epic tragedy by the most famous playwright in the English language is staged in the spectacular outdoor setting of Fonthill Castle.

This event is rain or shine, except in the case of hazardous weather.

Friday, July 8, 2022 Tickets:

Buy Tickets for Lawn Seating

Buy Tickets for Preferred Seating


Saturday, July 9, 2022 Tickets:

Buy Tickets for Lawn Seating – SOLD OUT

Buy Tickets for Preferred Seating- SOLD OUT


There are 44 rooms in Fonthill including 10 bathrooms, 5 bedrooms and 18 fireplaces. Completed in 1910 Fonthill boasted modern conveniences- 2 dumbwaiters, an Otis elevator, an intercom buzzer system and phones to communicate within the house.

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