Timelapse video shows the roof going on York’s pop-up Shakespeare theatre

A still from the timelapse video
3 Jun 2018 @ 9.14 pm
| Entertainment

The roof has gone onto Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre.

Construction continues apace at the pop-up replica of the theatre being created in Castle car park next to Clifford’s Tower.

Weighing 7.5 tonnes, the roof took just under three hours to put into place, standing 13 metres from the ground.

And you can see the whole thing in double quick time in this video.


Scale and complexity

Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre

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Europe’s first pop-up Elizabethan theatre will present four of William Shakespeare’s greatest plays this summer.

Combining state-of-the-art scaffolding technology, corrugated iron and timber with the historic 13-sided design of an Elizabethan theatre, it will house an audience of 950.

Work began on constructing the theatre last Monday and it will take around three weeks to be finished.

An aerial view of day 1 of the build

Then work will start on installing the stage set and lighting, together with the buildings in Shakespeare’s Village, ahead of the first performance on Monday 25 June.

James Cundall said: “The scale and the complexity for what is a temporary structure is awe-inspiring, and I for one can’t wait to see it standing proud beside Clifford’s Tower.

“We have four weeks to create the theatre and Shakespeare’s Village, as well as complete our final rehearsals on stage. Every hour is carefully choreographed to ensure that we’re ready for the opening performance.”