Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre is the only permanent professional outdoor theatre in Britain. Each summer season features a strong programme that includes a Shakespeare production, a big musical and a modern classic.
13 May 2016 – 12 June 2016
Michael Morpurgo’s Running Wild, a story of love, loss, loyalty and of living for the moment, is given a full staging in a co-production with Chichester Festival Theatre.
For Will and his mother, going to Indonesia isn’t just a holiday. It’s a new start, and the chance for Will to ride an elephant called Oona. But then the tsunami hit. Charging deep into the jungle Oona escapes the beach, but with her rider still clinging on, Will must now learn to survive the rainforest – and he is not alone.
17 June 2016 – 9 July 2016
To commemorate the legacy of Shakespeare, 400 years since the playwright’s death, Associate Director for the Donmar Warehouse, Robert Hastie will direct Henry V.
Jesus Christ Superstar
15 July 2016 – 27 August 2016
Celebrating 45 years since Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s seminal musical first hit the stage, Timothy Sheader will direct this epic story with a legendary score including ‘I Don’t Know How to Love Him’, ‘Gethsemane’ and ‘Superstar’.
Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice
2 September 2016 – 17 September 2016
Simon Reade’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, directed by Deborah Bruce returns to Regents Park Open Air Theatre following its 2013 sell-out run.
The venue follows government guidance on COVID-19 safety measures
Venue InformationOpen Air Theatre, Inner Circle, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4NR
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The Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park has announced its new season for 2015.
Highlights include new productions of Peter Pan, The Seagull and Seven Bridges for Seven Brothers, and the return of Lord of the Flies.
J.M. Barrie’s stage play of Peter Pan will kick off the new season, running from 15 May to 14 June 2015, directed by the Open Air’s artistic director Timothy Sheader and Liam Steel.
A new production of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull will run from 19 June to 11 July 2015 directed by Matthew Dunster in a new version by Torben Betts.
The theatre’s big summer musical will be Hollywood show Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, playing from 16 July to 29 August 2015. The production reunites the team behind the award-winning 2013 production of The Sound of Music including director Rachel Kavanaugh and choreographer Alistair David.
Timothy Sheader’s 2011 production of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies returns to the Open Air Theatre from 3 to 12 September 2015, prior to a major UK tour.
At other venues, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre‘s critical and commercial hit production of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird will play the Barbican Theatre from 24 June until 25 July 2015, starring Robert Sean Leonard as Atticus Finch.
The season opens for members on 4 November, with public booking from 9 December 2014.