Brighton Open Air Theatre

Brighton Open Air Theatre
Dyke Road Park, Dyke Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN3 6EH
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A Woman of No Importance

DOT Productions present a staging of Oscar Wilde's comic melodrama and social satire. When Gerald Arbuthnot is announced as the new secretary to the witty and flirtatious bachelor Lord Illingworth, revelations about his mother's scandalous past and his own parentage threaten to throw a spanner into the works.

Wed 12 Sep

£12–£15

The Alter Eagles

Eagles tribute band.

Sun 16 Sep

£20

Animal Farm

By George Orwell, adapted by Ian Wooldridge Manor Farm lies in the heart of the English Countryside. After a boar named Old Major tells the other animals of his vision for a Utopian farm, they revolt against their owner and create a new society in which 'All Animals are Equal'. The Pigs are first to take charge, but as…

Wed 8 Aug

£35

Thu 9 Aug

£9–£35

Fri 10 Aug

£9–£35

Sat 11 Aug

£9–£35

As You Like It

Shakespearean adaptation presented by the Pantaloons.

Fri 21 Sep

£10–£37

Blithe Spirit

One of Noel Coward's most enduring comedies; meet celebrated novelist Charles Condomine as he invites eccentric Madame Arcati to hold a seance at his house. Enter the alluring Elvira, Charles' first wife, who delights in taunting her husband and mocking his marriage to new wife Ruth. 'It's discouraging to think how many…

Wed 15 Aug

£10–£46

Brighton Beach Boys End Of Summer Party

Returning to BOAT for the fourth year running, bringing us the sunshine sounds of California. This annual season topping show features the hits of The Beach Boys from Surfin' Safari to God Only Knows; this is a show packed with Good Vibrations. Come and celebrate the last days of summer with this fantastic family-friendly…

Sun 30 Sep

£25

Cavern To Imagine The Vox Beatles

The Vox Beatles are one of the UK's leading Beatles Tribute bands. Playing with passion, enthusiasm and superb musicianship that encapsulates their famous counterparts, they use authentic Vox amplification and Gretcsh, Gibson Les Paul, Rickenbacker, Epiphone and Hofner guitars to emulate the Beatles sound. Expect a set…

Sun 9 Sep

£10–£30

The Crucible

Written in the white heat of the McCarthy Communist purges of the 1950s, and based on the real life persecution during the Salem witch trials of the 1600s, The Crucible, Arthur Millers chilling and compelling play is about lust, lies, jealousy and politics. In an era of fake news unfounded accusations, disinformation and…

Wed 29 Aug

£8–£10

Thu 30 Aug

£8–£10

Fri 31 Aug

£8–£10

Sat 1 Sep

£8–£10

The Crucible Identity Theatre Company

Written in the white heat of the McCarthy Communist purges of the 1950's, and based on the real life persecution during the Salem witch trials of the 1600's, The Crucible, Arthur Miller's chilling and compelling play is about lust, lies, jealousy and politics. In an era of 'fake news', unfounded accusations…

Wed 29 Aug

£10 (£8)

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Thu 30 Aug

£10 (£8)

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Fri 31 Aug

£10 (£8)

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Sat 1 Sep

£10 (£8)

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Fagin?

Who was Fagin?Was he based on a real-life character?Join Fagin on his final night in prison before being hanged. As madness envelops him he is visited by some old acquaintances.Think you know Fagin? Think again.Written by acclaimed director and playwright Simon Downing.Featuring Giles Shenton (Old Herbaceous and My Dogs…

Sat 22 Sep

£14

FAGIN? Kick In The Head

Who was Fagin? Was he based on a real-life character? Join Fagin on his final night in prison before being hanged. As madness envelops him he is visited by some old acquaintances. Think you know Fagin? Think again. Written by acclaimed director and playwright Simon Downing. Featuring Giles Shenton (Old Herbaceous and My…

Sat 22 Sep

£14 ( £12)

  • 19:00

Frankenstein

Angel risingSlowly, painfully, out of the fusion of rabid light and impenetrable darkness, Angel emerges, alien and alienated.Witness the civilian response to the untamed violence of Angel, the disaffected outlander, whose elemental presence is like a force of nature.Embracing the themes of the human ideal of perfection…

Wed 25 Jul

£8–£10

Thu 26 Jul

£8–£10

Fri 27 Jul

£10

Sat 28 Jul

£8–£10

Frankenstein Sisata

Angel rising… Slowly, painfully, out of the fusion of rabid light and impenetrable darkness, Angel emerges, alien and alienated. Witness the civilian response to the untamed violence of Angel, the disaffected outlander, whose elemental presence is like a force of nature. Embracing the themes of the human ideal of…

Wed 25 Jul

£10 (£8)

  • 19:00

Thu 26 Jul

£10 (£8)

  • 19:00

Fri 27 Jul

£10 (£8)

  • 19:00

Sat 28 Jul

£10 (£8)

  • 14:00
  • 19:00

Friendly Brighton 45+

Welcome to Suzie’s Friendly Brighton 45+ Meetup group! This is a member run, not-for-profit, social club offering different types of sociable events every month. You’ll find it’s a great way to find new friends in the area. We aim to offer a wide range of social events and cultural and sporting activities. I’ll be…

Thu 19 Jul

Prices to be confirmed

Sense & Sensibility at BOAT

  • 18:15 – 21:00

Sun 5 Aug

Prices to be confirmed

Swallows & Amazons at BOAT

  • 13:15 – 16:30

Sun 9 Sep

Prices to be confirmed

The Vox Beatles - Cavern to Imagine at BOAT

  • 13:00 – 16:30
…and 2 more dates until 30 Sep

Halcyon Productions Presents'the Cheeseboard Predicament'(Recommended 12+ Adult Themes )

An absurd black comedy for our times exploring austerity, friendship and what happens when the gin runs dry.Featuring live music and an exceptional cast; Sally Best, Sian Hutchinson, Jamie Martin and Jonathan Rice.The Cheeseboard Predicament contains no cheese.Written byTom Akehurst.Directed byNicola HaydnOriginal Score…

Sat 25 Aug

£10–£14

Sun 26 Aug

£10–£14

Mon 27 Aug

£10–£14

Hancock & Co

James Hurn's one-man show, featuring impressions of 20th century British icons such as Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Hattie Jacques and more.

Sat 15 Sep

£12–£14

Hancock's Half Hour: One Man, Many Voices

To celebrate over 60 years of Hancock's Half Hour, actor and impressionist James Hurn performs three episodes, voicing the entire cast.

Sat 15 Sep

£14 (£12)

  • 14:00

Henry V

Following their hugely successful and critically acclaimed (4 Stars, The Argus) production of Richard III, last summer, The Young Actors Group return with another romp through Shakespeare's history. Put together in just a week of rehearsals, this hour-long youth production promises silliness, Shakespeare and some…

Sun 19 Aug

£5

  • 14:00

Ik Productions Present'the Three Muskateers'

Following their terrific Three Men in a Boat at BOAT last summer, IKP are applying their unique brand to another classic novel.Expect swashbuckling, sword-fights and subterfuge in this fast and funny adaptation of the French favourite - Alexandre Dumas The Three Muskateers.

Thu 16 Aug

£10–£40

Fri 17 Aug

£10–£40

Jw Productions Present The Importance Of Being Earnest (Recommended For 8+)

The Importance of Being EarnestBy Oscar WildeDirected by James WeiszAlgenon, Jack, Gwnedolen and Cecily discover that the course of true love never did run smooth, as town and country collide in a sparking, frothy and ludicrous show of manners and eccentricity.With the arrival of the fearsome Lady Bracknell chaos ensues…

Wed 1 Aug

£8–£40

Thu 2 Aug

£8–£40

Fri 3 Aug

£8–£40

Sat 4 Aug

£8–£40

Little Women

Chapterhouse Theatre Company stage Louisa May Alcott's novel about four sisters coming of age during the American Civil War.

Tue 21 Aug

£10–£46

Love's Labour's Lost

When the King of Navarre and his lords swore off food, women and sleep in order to study for three years, they didn't plan for the arrival of the Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting. Folksy present a production of Shakespeare's joyful comedy, filled with live music and audience interaction.

Sat 18 Aug

£9–£38

Mathematical Promotions Presents'algorithms In The Air'

Mathematical Promotions launch their popular rock night Algorithms from Brightons dark basement venues into the great outdoors with five extremely talented bands playing live and into the night accompanied by stunning visual display.

Fri 28 Sep

£7–£10

Measure For Measure

Changeling Theatre presents its version of Shakespeare's comedy where sin meets virtue and good battles against evil.

Tue 14 Aug

£10–£46

The Princess and the Giant

Folksy Theatre present a theatrical adaptation of the book by Caryl Hart, which follows the resourceful Princess Sophie's attempts to put the grumpy old giant to sleep.

Wed 5 Sep

£8–£35 / 01698 854409

The Railway Children

An outdoor performance of E Nesbit's Victorian children's classic. Bring a picnic, some comfortable seating and clothes appropriate for Scottish evening weather.

Sat 1 Sep

Richard Canal: Cry, Blueberry

1932: The Great Depression. A vaudevillian clown wrestles with sex addiction and a haunted past, revealing his conscience through a heartfelt confession. A poetic, magical-realist solo play about honesty, courage, hope and redemption. Praised with four stars as 'a brutally honest and sincere confession, and a profound and…

Wed 19 Sep

£8–£10

Thu 20 Sep

£8–£10

Romeo And Juliet

Oddsocks breathe new life into Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet by giving it a musical Mods and Rockers twist.Returning after their phenomenally successful first year that saw the show featured in The Guardian Readers Favourite Theatre of 2017.Will The Power of Love bring an end to the families violent feud?Best come and see…

Fri 24 Aug

£48

Romeo And Juliet Oddsocks

Oddsocks breathe new life into Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet by giving it a musical Mods and Rockers twist. Oddsocks return after their phenomenally successful first year that saw the show featured in The Guardian Readers Favourite Theatre of 2017. Will The Power of Love bring an end to the families' violent feud? Best…

Thu 23 Aug

£15 (£13; £48)

  • 19:00

Sense And Sensibility

The penniless Dashwood girls are forced to leave the comforts of a grand home and relocate to a chilly cottage in Devonshire. Sensible Elinor pines silently for the quiet and kind-hearted Edward Ferrars. Impulsive and romantic Marianne loses herself in the idea of a hero on horseback. Margaret just wants to be free to…

Wed 18 Jul

£9–£35

Thu 19 Jul

£9–£35

Fri 20 Jul

£9–£35

Sat 21 Jul

£9–£35

Skinner And T'witch

Skinner TWitch! are a Leeds based duo performing brilliant, highly original folk, infused with flamenco and theatre style songs. Featuring driving rhythms, intense harmonies and inspiring lyrics.Excellent original songs and great voices BBC Radio KentStunning Folk Duo Jumbo Records, Leeds

Thu 27 Sep

£8–£10

Strike Drum Productions: Joaquin & Gillian

Andrew Armfield & Fiona McGarvery improvise folk songs and tales of old, right in front of your folk-loving eyes. Watch in disbelief and delight as they create catchy tunes on the spot based on your suggestions. 'The best musical improv hour you've never heard of… absolutely you must go' A Pint and a Play

Sun 23 Sep

£8–£10

Swallows And Amazons

A story set in an idyllic era, a time of endless summer evenings and the beauty of youthful imagination.Follow Captain Jack and his able crew as they set sail for Wildcat Island on an adventure of a lifetime.The creative team behind The Wind in the Willows bring you a perfect summer show for the whole family, with…

Wed 1 Aug

£8–£40

Thu 2 Aug

£8–£40

Fri 3 Aug

£8–£40

…and 2 more dates until 5 Aug

The Tempest

William Shakespeare's classic tale of shipwreck and forgiveness reimagined as a sci-fi adventure.

Thu 23 Aug

£13–£48

The Three Musketeers

Following their terrific Three Men in a Boat at BOAT last summer, IKP are applying their unique brand to another classic novel. Expect swashbuckling, sword-fights and subterfuge in this fast and funny adaptation of the French favourite - Alexandre Dumas' The Three Musketeers.

Thu 16 Aug

£12 (£10; £40)

  • 19:00

Fri 17 Aug

£12 (£10; £40)

  • 19:00

Too Many Cooks Handmade Theatre

Too Many Cooks is a sizzingly sumptuous show, jam packed with tasty tunes, popping puppets and a lot of silly sausages! Exploring the boom in food-inspired TV shows, festivals and artisan culture in a fun and interactive way, this promises to be no ordinary theatre show. This culinary delight will get your taste buds…

Fri 7 Sep

£6–£25

Sat 8 Sep

£6–£25

Treasure Island Boxtree Productions

When Jim Hawkins discovers a treasure map it hurtles him across the world to Treasure Island. Will Jim find the Treasure? Will he make it back to England? Should Jim trust the mysterious cook, Long John Silver? With inventive staging, original songs and magical storytelling, enjoy this classic tale of adventure, treasure…

Wed 22 Aug

£9–£36

We Love the Big Blue Shed

Lost at sea and brought to BOAT by the winds of change, Captain Cresswell gathers his shipwrecked crew of international circus and cabaret performers to bring you a glorious seaside special variety show. From the crew behind Lost in Transit (Speigletent) comes an unforgettable show for all ages. Join us, you may never…

Sun 29 Jul

£12.50

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