The Shakespeare Festival is dependent upon funding from the Arts Council and RMBC as well as school contributions. Typically, schools pay less than 10% of the overall cost of being in the Festival. As we do rely on funding, which will be announced in March 2019, we cannot definitely guarantee the Festival will go ahead as planned. Please be aware of this when booking. In the event that some or all of the funding does not materialise, we aill alter the scope of the festival accordingly.