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King Henry Five

Saturday, August 6, 2022 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.


300 Hunter Street East, Peterborough, Ontario
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Event Details:

Driftwood Theatre presents King Henry Five

Bard’s Bus Tour | Saturday, August 6 | On tour in Ontario July 14 – August 21, 2022 | Pay What You Can Afford Admission

This summer, Driftwood Theatre adapts three of Shakespeare’s greatest plays to tell the epic story of the rise and reign of King Henry Five. It’s a comedy, a tragedy, a cautionary tale. It’s a play about family, the ones we inherit and the ones we chose. It’s also set in a modern Outdoor patio-bar. It’s Shakespeare, Driftwood-style. 

“It’s a coming of age story,” explains Driftwood Artistic Director Jeremy Smith, “it’s about finding one’s place during a time of great uncertainty and massive world events. As we grow up and learn to navigate our place in the world, we learn to recognize and rely on the communities that surround us.”

Driftwood celebrates this return to live theatre with an imaginative production using only five actors, a puppet, Shakespeare’s poetic text and seven original songs created specifically for this production to tell the story of Henry’s rise from a rogue of the Boar’s Head Tavern to the ruler of a mighty dynasty.


Driftwood Theatre has a new ticketing model, and guests are invited to select from one of four ticket prices ($5, $35, $50, $75) for every event. Select the pricing which best suits your individual capacity. 

Follow this link to purchase tickets for this event.

Please be sure to scroll down to the PETERBOROUGH event on Saturday, August 6. 

For more information, call toll free 844-601-8057 or visit Driftwood Theatre's website

Know before you go

This event will be presented outdoors, set in front of the Heritage Pavilion in Ashburnham Memorial Park (next to the Peterborough Museum & Archives). To ensure a comfortable viewing experience, please plan to dress for the weather, and bring blankets, lawn chairs and/or cushions. 

Please be mindful of sensitivities that may be present in other audience members. Bug spray is encouraged, but please step away from your seat / audience while spraying. 

Driftwood Theatre will also have seating and cushion rentals, as well as a small concession stand. 

Washrooms will be mostly unavailable during the performance, except during intermission. Museum staff will be on-site in the event of an emergency. 

Parking for this event is at the top of Armour Hill. Those who require accessible parking should plan to park in the spaces available in front of the Museum. 

Picnic + Play 2022

For 2022, Driftwood Theatre is excited to partner with restaurants and cafes across Ontario to offer tasty take-out picnic packages for guests to King Henry Five. Place your order ahead of time and enjoy a play AND a picnic.

Peterborough's confirmed picnic partner is Ashburnham Ale House.


Praise for the Bard’s Bus Tour

A theatre experience with wit, wonder and a touch of magic.“ Paul Love, OnStage

“I’m grateful for the scrappy Driftwood Theatre Group”  Lynn Slotkin, The Slotkin Letter

“A great way to spend an evening with your children, picnic baskets and your camping chairs.” Dorianne Emerton, Mooney on Theatre

“One of the summer’s most enriching theatre experiences.“  Velika Maxam,

Driftwood Theatre is changing the conversation around [Shakespeare]“ Carly Maga, Toronto Star



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