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The Mermaid Inn (Rye)

Bowler Crab became the official resident theatre company of The Mermaid Inn in 2017. The Rye based 600 year old inn (known for having Shakespeare’s company visit them in 1597) today hosts Bowler Crab’s performances year round. as our most popular indoor venue. 

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To date Bowler Crab has brought more than 15 productions to The Mermaid, all in a variety of forms from 3 hour long full productions to 90- minute short showcases, from one-man shows to dining experiences with four course meals!

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COMING TO THE MERMAID IN 2023

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Shakespeare at The Mermaid

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In 2017, BC formed a relationship with The Mermaid Inn as a performance venue, following the discovery that suggests Shakespeare's company, The Chamberlain's Men, visited The Mermaid in 1597. 

This revelation even made BBC News:

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CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE MERMAID'S WEBSITE

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