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Open Air Theatre at Newstead Abbey

Newstead Abbey, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG15 8GE

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Open Air Theatre at Newstead Abbey

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Newstead Abbey
Dates between Sunday 16 June and Wednesday 21 August 2019
Tickets: Adults £16, Children £11, Family £46

Enjoy the manicured gardens and beautiful ruins of Newstead Abbey, the ancestral home of Romantic poet Lord Byron, before checking out the open air theatre lined up for the summer.

For all bookings, please click the BOOK NOW button above. For more information about indivdual productions, please click the website link at the top of this page.  

Programme:

Macbeth (Three Inch Fools) – Sunday 16 June | Gates: 6pm

Five actors, with all manner of musical instruments, present an inventive take on Shakespeare’s infamous Scottish play, Macbeth

Treasure Island (Chapterhouse) – Friday 19 July | Gates: 5pm

A brand-new adaptation of everyone’s favourite swashbuckling pirate adventure: Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. 

Wuthering Heights (Heartbreak) – Sunday 28 July | Gates: 5pm

Emily Brontë's iconic tale of a timeless love affair between two restless souls as wild and untamed as the bleak Yorkshire moors

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Chapterhouse) – Thursday 1 August | Gates: 6pm

Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star-crossed lovers, playful fairies, and hilarious travelling players.

Frankenstein (Illyria) – Saturday 10 August | Gates: 5pm

Expect spectacular stage effects, puppetry and flashes of the wickedly dark humour as you follow the journey of brilliant young student Viktor Frankenstein who discovers how to endow dead organic matter with life itself. Set to a fully orchestrated musical score.  

Wind in the Willows (Quantum) – Thursday 15 August | Gates: 5pm

Join Mole, Ratty and Badger on their adventures, picnicking on the river bank, messing about on boats, and rescuing the reckless Mr Toad from his brushes with the law in this heartwarming, whimsical tale of friendship, mishap and madcap adventures. 

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (Illyria) – Friday 16 August | Gates: 5pm

Young Ali Baba stumbles across an enchanted cave when he overhears the magic words that open it: “Open Sesame!”. Inside the cave he finds untold amounts of gold and jewels. But when the Robber King comes looking for the missing treasure supported by an army of 40 angry thieves – will he and his family survive?

Gangsta Granny (Heartbreak)  Sunday 18 August | Gates: 5pm

A David Walliams best seller adapted for the outdoor stage. Join Ben, and his Gangsta Granny on their grandest adventure full of forbidden fun.

Sense and Sensibility (The Pantaloons) – Wednesday 21 August | Gates: 6pm

This funny, fast-paced and faithful new adaptation from the critically-acclaimed Pantaloons Theatre Company features live music, audience interaction, romance and heartbreak.

Details:

Please bring rugs or low-back seating. Performances go ahead in all but the worst weather.

For all bookings, please click the BOOK NOW button above.

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  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Outdoor Event
  • Picnic Site

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  • On site parking

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