The Open Air Theatre
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 5 events at this location
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Jesus Christ Superstar
- Directed by: Tom Deering (musical director)
- Written by: Tim Rice (lyrics)
Timothy Sheader directs Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's seminal musical.
Fri 11 Aug
Sat 12 Aug
Mon 14 Aug
Oliver Twist (Created For Everyone Aged Six And Over)
- Directed by: Caroline Byrne
- Written by: Charles Dickens
Anya Reiss' family-friendly adaptation of Charles Dickens follows workhouse orphan Oliver on the streets of Victorian London as he falls into the clutches of criminal Fagin and his gang of juvenile pickpockets led by the Artful Dodger. Directed by Caroline Byrne.
Mon 17 Jul
Tue 18 Jul
Wed 19 Jul
On The Town
- Directed by: Drew McOnie
- Written by: Adolph Green (lyrics)
Olivier Award-winner Drew McOnie directs and choreographs the New York-set dance musical charting the romantic dalliances of three sailors on shore leave, with music by Leonard Bernstein and a book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green.
A Tale Of Two Cities
- Directed by: Timothy Sheader
- Written by: Charles Dickens (book)
Timothy Sheader directs Matthew Dunster's contemporary drama adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens, which draws on timely concerns about austerity, immigration and the widening poverty gap across Europe.
Fri 7 Jul
Sat 8 Jul
Mon 10 Jul
A Tale Of Two Cities
Timothy Sheader directs A Tale of Two Cities, a new play by Matthew Dunster adapted from the original novel by Charles Dickens. "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness; it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair; we had everything before…