Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre is one of the most special theatrical settings in the world and a London landmark. A completely open air theatre set in the heart of Regent’s Park, each visit is a one off experience especially when you see an evening show that begins as the sun sets.
This year, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita was already the theatre’s highest grossing production and has played to audiences of over 72,000 in just 7 weeks. Having seen many productions of Evita, this was by far the bravest and most exciting modern take on a classic story with those all-time epic songs to match.
Tickets start at just £25. We did the grass bank experience recently and thoroughly enjoyed it. For £25, you sit on the grass banks to the side of the theatre. The views of the action are unrestricted and immersive. Be sure to bring a comfortable blanket to sit on and be careful you don’t lose your footing when starting a standing ovation!
The eagerly awaited 2020 season has just been announced and will feature the following productions:
101 Dalmatians (16 May – 21 June) – The season will open with their first newly commissioned musical, 101 Dalmations based on Dodie Smith’s iconic story set in the heart of Regent’s Park. Expect puppetry of the highest order and exciting new music and lyrics by Douglas Hodge.
Romeo and Juliet (27 June – 25 July) – Shakespeare’s timeless story of two young people torn apart by a divided society and forbidden love.
Carousel (31 July – 19 September) – Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre is celebrated for an innovative approach to musicals as we saw in Evita this year and the 2020 season is just as exciting. The season concludes with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, with a score that includes ‘If I Loved You’ and ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’.
Dragons and Mythical Beasts (11 August – 6 September) – Also during the season, there will be a new 50-minute daytime show for all the family. From the team that created Dinosaur World Live, enter into a magical world of myths and legends in this fantastical new interactive show.
Get planning for 2020 as tickets for these productions will be very popular. To be at the front of the queue, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre Memberships are now on sale, and Members’ priority booking for the 2020 season is already open. Visit www.openairtheatre.com/membership for more information.
Public booking opens at 11am, Friday 11 October. Visit openairtheatre.com to book and for more details about the 2020 season.
By Mark Captain