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

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There are 4 events at this location

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Jesus Christ Superstar

  • Directed by: Tom Deering (musical director)
  • Written by: Tim Rice (lyrics)

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's seminal musical with a songbook that includes I Don't Know How To Love Him, Gethsemane and Superstar returns to the theatre after a sell-out run in 2016. Directed by Timothy Sheader with musical direction by Tom Deering and choreography by Drew McOnie.

Fri 11 Aug

£25–£55; £65 Premium Seats / 0844 826 4242

Sat 12 Aug

£25–£55; £65 Premium Seats / 0844 826 4242

Mon 14 Aug

£25–£55; £65 Premium Seats / 0844 826 4242

…and 29 more dates until 16 Sep

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.

…and 14 more dates until 5 Aug

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.

Fri 19 May

£25–£55; £65 Premium Seats / 0844 826 4242

Sat 20 May

£25–£55; £65 Premium Seats / 0844 826 4242

Mon 22 May

£25–£55; £65 Premium Seats / 0844 826 4242

…and 35 more dates until 1 Jul

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

£25–£48.50; £60 Premium Seats / 0844 826 4242

Sat 8 Jul

£25–£48.50; £60 Premium Seats / 0844 826 4242

Mon 10 Jul

£25–£48.50; £60 Premium Seats / 0844 826 4242

…and 23 more dates until 5 Aug

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