The Open Air Theatre

The Open Air Theatre
Inner Circle, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4NU
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The Open Air Theatre

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (Credit: Johan Persson)

To non-Londoners the Open Air Theatre may sound like a relatively recent initiative, but it's been open since 1932, offering top-quality alfresco theatre to playgoers willing to brave the unpredictable weather. It specialises in proven classics, Shakespeare and musicals, all performed with enough theatricality to reach the back rows of the amphitheatre. It also has the longest bar in the West End, and unlike most theatres in the area it allows drinks to be taken into the auditorium.

The nearest Tube stations is Baker Street (Metropolitan / Hammersmith & City / Circle / Jubilee / Bakerloo), with Marylebone and Euston being the nearest surface line stations. The nearest bus stops to the Theatre are served by routes 13, 18, 27, 30, 74, 82, 113, 139, 189, 274 (Baker Street) and 18, 205, 27, 30, 453 and N18 (Marylebone Road).

  • Provides: Wheelchair access
  • Open since: 1932

Events at this venue

There are 8 events at this location

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As You Like It

Shakespeare's pastoral comedy of cross-dressing and reparation.

Fri 6 Jul

£30–£71 / 0844 826 4242

Sat 7 Jul

£30–£71 / 0844 826 4242

Mon 9 Jul

£30–£71 / 0844 826 4242

…and 17 more dates until 28 Jul

Dinosaur World Live

Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World in this interactive new show for all the family. Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorer across unchartered territories to discover a pre-historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs. Meet a host of impressive creatures…

Tue 14 Aug

£20 / 0844 826 4242

Wed 15 Aug

£20 / 0844 826 4242

Fri 17 Aug

£20 / 0844 826 4242

…and 17 more dates until 9 Sep

I'm About to Lose Control and I Think Joe Lycett

  • 4 stars

The Birmingham-born comic tours his latest show.

Sun 22 Jul

£24 phone for availability / 0844 826 4242

  • 20:00

Jimmy Carr: The Best of Tour

Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr. The 8 Out of 10 Cats presenter has gathered some of his very best jokes, along with some new material and headed out on a mammoth UK tour.

Sun 12 Aug

£29 / 0844 826 4242

  • 20:00

Little Shop of Horrors

One mean green monster musical!! A botanical bloodfest!! Like Faust on fertiliser!! For the misfits of Skid Row, life is full of broken dreams and dead ends. But there’s hope on the horizon for flower shop assistant, Seymour, when he discovers a mysterious new plant with killer potential. Will his newfound fame…

Fri 3 Aug

£30–£76 / 0844 826 4242

Sat 4 Aug

£30–£76 / 0844 826 4242

Mon 6 Aug

£30–£76 / 0844 826 4242

…and 35 more dates until 15 Sep

Peter Pan

  • Directed by: Timothy Sheader, Liam Steel
  • Written by: J M Barrie (book)

A revival of Timothy Sheader and Liam Steel's bold reimagining of J M Barrie's rollicking adventure, seen through the eyes of the wounded soldiers of the First World War, whose only escape from blood-spattered reality is their imaginations. Sam Angell plays the eponymous boy who refuses to grow old in a production laden…

Wed 23 May

£30–£71 / 0844 826 4242

  • 19:45

Thu 24 May

£30–£71 / 0844 826 4242

Fri 25 May

£30–£71 / 0844 826 4242

…and 18 more dates until 15 Jun

Simon Amstell: What is This?

Stand-up and former Buzzcocks presenter with his acerbic, self-deprecating humour taking on freedom, suffering, forgiveness and other cheery topics.

Sun 19 Aug

£27.50 / 0844 826 4242

  • 19:45

The Turn Of The Screw

  • Directed by: Timothy Sheader, Toby Purser (cond)
  • Written by: Britten, Myfanwy Piper

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre and English National Opera collaborate on a reworking of Benjamin Britten's opera based on Henry James' classic novella, with a libretto by Myfanwy Piper. Directed by Timothy Sheader and members of the ENO orchestra are conducted by Toby Purser.

Fri 22 Jun

£30–£71 / 0844 826 4242

Sat 23 Jun

£30–£71 / 0844 826 4242

Mon 25 Jun

£30–£71 / 0844 826 4242

…and 4 more dates until 30 Jun

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