Traquair HouseThe beautiful grounds of Traquair House are our stage.  This stunning setting for our promenade performances dates back to 1107.

The Comedy of Errors 2014

Wednesday 28th to Saturday 31st May

Wednesday 4th to Saturday 7th June

Tickets: From Eastgate Theatre Box Office (01721 725777) or online.

  • Wednesday and Thursday performances: £8/£6
  • Friday and Saturday performances: £14/£12
  • Group Discount: Buy 10 get one free

Further details on tickets, booking a meal at the 1745 Restaurant and what you should wear!

Shakespeare at Traquair is a vibrant community-based drama group, which has put on 19 annual open air  promenade productions in the stunning grounds of Traquair House (Scottish Borders). Like Shakespeare’s own company, our actors, costumiers, make-up artists, stage management and production team have other professions, but their passion and commitment to performing Shakespeare’s words never fails to entertain large cohorts of followers.

The Comedy of Errors

Our 20th production is The Comedy of Errors, directed by David Bon, with music by Chris Dube.  Adult auditions, the Children's Workshop have taken place and rehearsals have now begun.  The photo below shows the cast rehearsing in the courtyard of Traquair House.

Download a PDF of our poster.

Shakespeare at Traquair 

Past Productions

We have a large archive of past productions, at Traquair House and others at the Eastgate Theatre and elsewhere.

King Lear (2013)King Lear

Twelfth Night (2012)Twelfth Night

Romeo and Juliet (2011)Romeo and Juliet

Macbeth (2010)

More productions...

Get Involved

We are a friendly, inclusive group and welcome people of all ages who would like to act or help behind the scenes.


Adult audtions (+14 years) for our annual May/June promenade productions are usually held either in December or January.  We also put on other shows and auditions are held for these too. Details are emailed to those in our database, advertised on our website and in the local press.

Children's auditions, really workshops, are held in early spring for our Traquair productions.  Under 18s have played many key roles in our productions and we also put on plays where the children play all the parts; for example, our 2013 Young Shakespeare productions of Taming of the Shrew and a Midsummer Night's Dream.

Behind the Scenes

We are always keen for new people to help out behind the scenes with costumes, make up, prop making, front of hourse, looking after the children and assistance during the shows.  Please email us if you would like to help.