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 full touring performances, ‘pocket performances’ and dining experiences year round. 

To date Bowler Crab has brought more than 10 productions to The Mermaid, all in a variety of forms from 3 hour long full productions to 90- minute short showcases to dining experiences with four course meals!

The Mermaid will be hosting Bowler Crab several times in 2020 ...


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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