Bard in the Botanics

Love’s Labour’s Lost impresses the critics

The critics and audiences are in agreement – our production of Love’s Labour’s Lost  “does admirable service to one of Shakespeare’s early comic dramas” (The Telegraph).

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The performance runs until 11 July (no Sun or Mon) and you can purchase tickets here.


Audience reactions to Love’s Labour’s Lost are in!

Our first preview of Love’s Labour’s Lost took place on Wednesday 24th June. The promenade performance took the sold out audience all around the Botanic Gardens. Here’s what they had to say about the experience –click here.

The performance runs until Sat 11 July and tickets are selling well. For more information and to book, click here.

Watch trailers and interviews with the company

It’s always interesting to have a sneak peak behind the scenes. So this year we have interviewed the directors and actors that make up our 2015 company. We ask them all the questions you want to know.

We will also be uploading trailers and audience reactions for the shows as we go.

To find out more click here

Job Opportunity – Wardrobe Assistant

Bard in the Botanics are looking to recruit a Wardrobe Assistant under the FST / CPTS Bursary Scheme to work alongside our Head of Wardrobe on this year’s Byre Theatre panto, Jack and the Beanstalk.


The placement is an opportunity for a recent graduate to develop the necessary skills and contacts to undertake further work, providing a bridge from formal training to professional employment.


Applicants must have graduated from a Scottish Further or Higher Education body in the last 2 years with a specialism in Wardrobe.


Dates – 13th October to 5th December

Bursary – £350 per week.


For full job description and details of how to apply, please contact Gordon Barr by email on


Closing Date – Monday 6th October

The Comedy of Errors – 11th & 12th July

While we are always optimists regarding weather here at Bard in the Botanics (you have to be to do outdoor theatre in Scotland!), we are also realists and the weather forecast for Saturday 12th July is not looking particularly good at the moment.


So if you have booked tickets for The Comedy of Errors on Saturday 12th July but don’t want to risk missing out on seeing the show because of weather, we will honour your booking at this evening’s performance (Friday 11th July).


All you need to do is bring your name and your booking reference to our box office in the Botanic Gardens Tearoom any time after 6.30 p.m. this evening and we will issue you tickets for this evening’s performance of The Comedy of Errors.


Your booking for Saturday 12th July will then be cancelled to ensure tickets can’t be used twice. If you’re unable to come this evening, your tickets for Sat 12th will still be eligible for a refund should we be forced to cancel the performance tomorrow.


Unfortunately, because of limited capacity, we cannot offer the same deal to our audiences for Hamlet – that performance is sold out and we do not have the space to admit additional audience members.


We hope this will help as many people as possible enjoy our performance of The Comedy of Errors.


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