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Shakespeare Henriad

Join Sweet Tea Shakespeare at the Legett Theater on William Peace University campus in  downtown Raleigh for the One-Weekend-Only run of Henry the Fourth, Part 2, the 3rd installment of Shakespeare’s Henriad, chronicling the ascension of King Henry V of England.

Before he would go on to become a hero of the 100 Years War and eventually secure full control of both the French and English thrones, Henry V was Harry, Prince of Wales; erstwhile heir to the crown of England. Will he have what it takes to continue the reign of of the House of Lancaster, so painfully and brutally won from Richard III by his father Henry Bollingbroke, or will he succumb to the influence of his oldest and dearest friend, his “sweet creature of Bombast”, Sir John Falstaff?

Venue:  WIlliam Peace University | Legett Theater

15 E Peace Street in downtown Raleigh

Performance Dates: January 26- January 29, 2023

Show Start times: Thurs. – Sat. 7:30pm ; Sun. 2:00pm 

   Live Music preshow 45 minutes prior to show start.

With a cast of just 4 actors playing roles all the characters, this chapter in the greatest of medieval soap-opera is sure to be a fulfilling, if fleeting, theater-going experience for all!     

William Peace University / Leggett Theater

Performances take place in Leggett Theater on the second floor of William Peace University’s historic Main Building at 15 E Peace Street in downtown Raleigh. Elevators are available to the second floor. Parking may be found in public lots at Peace after business hours near the corner of Peace and Blount Streets, or on Halifax Street near Seaboard Station. No food or drink unless otherwise noted. Seating is available on stage in plastic folding chairs and in some of the customary theater seats. Patrons should expect to experience somewhat uneven historic brick pathways. The performance space is accessible via stairs or ramp and very small elevator. Full restroom facilities are available

Live Music Preshow

Most of our in-person and full-length online productions feature preshow entertainment with live music featuring our house band, The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers (also known as “WOCO”). Along with music, enjoy plenty of warm hospitality and ways to engage, from bidding on special seating, which we call “Chair Paravel,” to adorning Sweet Tea Shakespeare swag available for purchase, to yard games and activities.

Tickets and Memberships

All performances, whether in-person or streaming, are available via standard ticketing on our website at Sweet Tea Shakespeare Members may receive single or multiple tickets to in-person productions, depending on Membership level. Become a Sweet Tea Shakespeare Member at


Purchase tickets at

Become a Sweet Tea Shakespeare Member: Monthly and annual members receive special advance ticket rates, complimentary tickets, complimentary ticket exchanges, stickers, totes, and other sweet merchandise, and much more. For information on becoming a Sweet Tea Shakespeare Member go to

No outside food or beverages; no coolers.

Some events have age recommendations/restrictions, e.g. STS Hours have some adult language and therefore are recommended as PG-13 appropriate, LIT events are generally for adults 18+.

Changes due to inclement weather will be announced on Sweet Tea Shakespeare’s website and Facebook page at

We offer no refunds for purchased tickets for any reason. Please be aware we perform outdoors in high heat and humidity, and the chairs we provide are sometimes regular folding chairs. We always invite audience members to make adjustments for their own comfort, sight lines, and out of kindness for others. 

Free Rain Return Tickets

On outdoor performance nights where we move indoors due to rain, you can return for free to a performance of the same production later in the run by registering in advance with our box office. Subject to availability.

Contact Information Call 910-420-4384 (available 1 hour prior to the performance until 30 minutes into the performance) or email or

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Sweet Tea Shakespeare is a theatre & music company based in Fayetteville NC. We also do Shakespeare in Raleigh NC, Shakespeare in Sanford NC, Shakespeare in Elizabethtown NC. We do occasional musical theatre. We do school performances. We have a drunk Shakespeare series called LIT. We have a young company called Green Tea.