Location: Inner Circle, Regent’s Park
Currently Showing: Our Town
Access: Baker Street
Stage Door: wait in outdoor bar area
The Open Air Theatre is an outdoor performance venue which is completely open to the elements and hosts productions over the summer season in the Queen Mary’s Gardens part of the Inner Circle in Regent’s Park. The venue was opened in 1932 by Sydney Carroll and Robert Atkins.
The venue is surrounded by picturesque parkland and has played host to many notable productions in recent years, including, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Sound of Music, Jesus Christ Superstar, On The Town, Little Shop of Horrors, and countless Shakespeare plays.
- Our Town – 16th May – 8th June
- Hansel and Gretel – 14th June – 22th June
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream – 28th June – 27th July
- Evita – 2nd August – 21st September
The Open Air Theatre is a beautiful, outdoor venue with a covered bar and catering facilities, and over 1000 seats which form a tiered semi-circle. It is situated in the sprawling Regent’s Park. Aside from its picnic spots, boating lake, and flower beds, Regent’s Park is also home to London Zoo and Primrose Hill which offers a panoramic view of London.
Reviews from the Open Air Theatre
Jesus Christ Superstar – ★★★★★ “…spectacular, with fantastic music and a talented cast.” Read more >>>
Little Shop of Horrors – ★★★★ “…a colourful, camp riot of a show – bizarre, tongue-in-cheek, and a black comedic enigma” Read more >>>