Illyria was created in 1991, and ever since has delighted audiences the length and breadth of the UK, and in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, the United States and Canada.

Illyria has also won 4 international "Best Performance" awards and attracted numerous "5-star" and "Critics' Choice" reviews for the lively clarity of its approach to Shakespeare's plays, the high quality of its shows for Families and the refreshing originality of its adaptations of English classics.

Illyria's mission is simply stated: to create a varied programme of outstandingly enjoyable theatre and to make it available for everyone to see.

Due to the demand created by its international reputation for excellence, Illyria has given more performances to more people across a wider area than any other open-air touring theatre company.

Illyria is proud that for 21 years its popularity has enabled it to operate on a professional basis without any public funding.