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Everything You Need to Know About Burgh Castle

17 May 2019

Joining us next week at Burgh Castle? Eastern Angles are touring The Tide Jetty to the picturesque location on the Norfolk Broads where the play is set on Breydon Water. 

We will be bringing our pop-up theatre marquee and Front of House Pavilion to Burgh Castle from Wednesday 22nd May - Saturday 25th May.

Tickets are still available to purchase for performances. 

Performance Dates & Times:

Wednesday 22nd May 7.30pm - good availability

Thursday 23rd May 7.30pm - limited availability

Friday 24th May 7.30pm - best availability

Saturday 25th May 2.30pm - limited availability

Saturday 25th May 7.30pm - best availability

Booked already? Scroll down for answers to your questions on attending next week...

Is the show taking place outside?

No - it'll be undercover in our pop-up theatre marquee.

The Tide Jetty will be performed undercover in the pop-up theatre marquee at Burgh Castle

What time is everything open from? Are there refreshments on site?

For the evening shows, the start time of The Tide Jetty is 7.30pm. The finish time of the show is 9.30pm.

The Box Office will be open from 6.45pm for collecting tickets on the door. The bar will be open from 6.45pm, serving beers from Humpty Dumpty Brewery, wine, soft drinks, sweets and crisps. Please note the bar takes cash payment only.

For the Saturday matinee, the show starts at 2.30pm. The finish time is 4.30pm. Box Office and the bar will be open from 1.45pm.

The seating inside the theatre is tiered with a good view from all seats and is unreserved. We recommend arriving half an hour before the performance.

You may be interested in cream teas at Burgh Castle Village Hall. A short walk away from the site, volunteers at the hall will be serving cream teas from 10am-4pm from Thursday to Saturday. 

If you are bringing a picnic please note that this can't be taken into the auditorium. 

The Front of House Pavilion will serve local beers, wine, soft drinks, crisps and sweets

Is there a car park?

Yes, there is a free car park. Enter this address into your sat nav and it'll take you directly to the car park: Butt Lane, Burgh Castle, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 9QB

There will also be sign posts and an usher to direct you into a space. 

From the car park, it is a short walk through the pedestrian gates and then along the path to the theatre.

If the car park is full, please use the Village Hall car park which is a 4-5 minute walk away.

This is the main entrance to Burgh Castle. There'll be signs and ushers on site to guide you to your car park space

Pedestrian gate from car park to get to the theatre

What about accessibility?

There is an accessible car park to the right after entering the entrance of Burgh Castle. This will be sign posted. 

The site will have step free access from the car park to the theatre tent, through the accessbile gate, pictured below.

Please be aware that the venue is situated on a grass field and there is compacted gravel path from the car park to the theatre. 

Ensure you’ve booked a wheelchair space in the auditorium by calling Box Office on 01473 211498 (Mon-Fri, 10am-2pm).

If you have any questions on access, please contact the admin office on 01473 218202. 

The accessible pedestrian gate from access car park

Are there toilet on site?

Yes, we will be bringing porta loos with us.

How far is it to walk to the actual tide jetty?

It’s around a 10 minute walk to the turn tide jetty and a further 10-15 minute walk to the tide jetty; so 20-30 minutes in full, or up to 1 hour round trip. The terrain is flat, but there is a slope at the start. All public walks are sign posted.

What should I wear?

We recommend comfy clothes and sturdy shoes as we’re on grass. We will be in a tent which doesn’t have heating. It does get warm in there if the sun is shining, but equally gets cold in the evening – keep an eye on the weather. 

Emergency Contact Number

If you need to contact us, please ring Box Office on 01473 211498. The line is open Mon-Fri, 10am-2pm. 

If you cannot get through, try calling our admin number on 01473 218202. 

If you need to ring on the night of the performance and the office phones are on answer, please call 07732 997332.

Got any more questions? 

Let us know - call the admin office on 01473 218202. 

All customers will receive a pre-show email with all of this information the day before the performance.