King’s Lynn Festival will take place from 18-31 July 2021 and feature classical recitals and concerts, jazz, talks, walks and a 70th anniversary exhibition, celebrating the rich history of the past seven decades of the King’s Lynn Festival.  Tickets on sale to the public from Monday 14 June. Priority booking for Patrons opens on Tuesday 1 June and for Friends on Monday 7 June. For details of how to book and our refund policy please click here.

TALK: Mapping Shakespeare with Jeremy Black

Wednesday 28 July 2021

7:30pm • St. George's Guildhall 2021 • £14.00/ £7.00 under 18s

Shakespeare’s world can be illuminated by the maps of the period for they show what playwright and audience could have known. A talk for Shakespeare enthusiasts and fans of old maps with lecturer, writer, and author of more than 100 books, Jeremy Black.

King’s Lynn has many established links to Shakespeare and this talk takes place in the historic St George’s Guildhall in which Shakespeare is believed to have performed.

St. George's Guildhall 2021

King Street, King’s Lynn, Norfolk PE30 1EU

St George's Guildhall is the largest surviving medieval guildhall in England - boasting many original and rare medieval features. The first theatre production was in 1442 and was officially reopened after an ambitious restoration in 1951, marking the start of the first King’s Lynn Festival.

Car Parking
The nearest parking for the Guildhall is on the Tuesday Market Place or behind the Corn Exchange on Common Staithe Quay.  Please note: Charges apply 24 hours a day, including for Blue Badge holders. Please ensure you pay the correct fee. Current charges are available on the borough council website:

There are stairs to the auditorium with access for those with restricted mobility via a stair climber. For further accessibility information please contact the box office on 01553 764864.

For 2021, all seating in the Guildhall will be unreserved with a reduced capacity. For further details please contact the box office.



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