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Outdoor Theatre in Nottingham Summer 2023

Updated: Jul 19, 2023



Check out all these opportunities to see open air theatre in Nottingham this summer.


There's even some free theatre to enjoy!


Wollaton Hall


Romeo and Juliet

15th June 23

Gates open: 6 pm, Start time: 7 pm

Prices: Adult £18, Child £11 (5 – 16 years), Family £50 (2 adults & 2 children)


MacHamLear (Age 9+)

23rd June 23

Gates open: 6 pm, Start time: 7 pm

Prices: Adult £18, Child £11 (5 – 16 years), Family £50 (2 adults & 2 children)


The Importance of Being Earnest

13th July 23

Gates open: 6 pm, Start time: 7 pm

Prices: Adult £18, Child £11 (5 – 16 years), Family £50 (2 adults & 2 children)

The Secret Garden

4th August 23

Gates open: 6 pm, Start time: 7 pm

Prices: Adult £18, Child £11 (5 – 16 years), Family £50 (2 adults & 2 children)


David Walliams’s Bad Dad

6th August 23

Gates open: 6 pm, Start time: 7 pm

Prices: Adult £18, Child £11 (5 – 16 years), Family £50 (2 adults & 2 children)


Robin Hood

17th August 23

Gates open: 6 pm, Start time: 7 pm

Prices: Adult £18, Child £11 (5 – 16 years), Family £50 (2 adults & 2 children)



Newstead Abbey


David Walliams’s Bad Dad

18th June 2023

Gates open: 5 pm, Start time: 6 pm

Prices: Adult £18, Child £11 (5 – 16 years), Family £50 (2 adults & 2 children)


The Secret Garden

12th July 2023

Gates open: 5 pm, Start time: 6 pm

Prices: Adult £18, Child £11 (5 – 16 years), Family £50 (2 adults & 2 children)


Robin Hood

3rd September 2023

Gates open: 5 pm, Start time: 6 pm

Prices: Adult £18, Child £11 (5 – 16 years), Family £50 (2 adults & 2 children)



Lakeside Arts


Twelfth Night

9 July , 1pm & 4pm | 15 July, 3pm & 6pm

£12 (£8 concessions)

1 hour 15 minutes (no interval)

Suitable for ages 7+ and families


The Hare and The Moon

Saturday 12 August, 3pm & 6pm

Sunday 13 August, 11am & 2pm

£10

Approx. 45 minutes (no interval)

Suitable for ages 5-12



Markeaton Park


The Magic Story Book

Sat 1 - Sun 2 Jul

Tickets: £5

Running Time: 45 minutes


Much Ado About Nothing

Thu 13 - Sat 15 Jul

Tickets: £18

Running Time: 2 hours




Rufford Abbey


David Walliams’s Bad Dad

22nd July

Time: 6.00pm (doors open 5.30pm)

Ticket Prices: £15 Adult / £8 Child under 16's / Family Ticket £40/ U2's FOC

Suitable for 7+ (although all welcome!)




Hardwick Hall


As You Like It

14th + 15th June 7-9.30pm

Prices: Adult £18.00, Child (5-17) £10.00 (plus booking fee)


Robin Hood

10th, 11th, 12th August 7-9.30pm

Prices: Adult £18.00, Child (5-17) £10.00 (plus booking fee)



Nottingham Shakespeare Company


Much Ado About Nothing

FREE (Not sure on how family friendly it is)


2nd July 2pm - Bulwell Forest Garden

6th July 7pm - St Stephen’s Churchyard, Sneinton

7th July 7pm - St John’s Churchyard, Carrington

8th July 2pm - Ruddington Green

8th July 7pm - Sneinton Market Avenues

12th July 7pm - St John’s Churchyard, Beeston

13th July 7pm - Robin Hood Statue, Nottingham

14th July 7pm - Newark Castle

15th July 2pm & 7pm - Victoria Embankment Bandstand



Sherwood Forest


Outdoor Theatre for the Robin Hood Festival

Shows are all FREE (£10 parking charge for the day)


Knights of Nottingham

4th, 5th, 6th August


Bill Brookman show

4th, 5th, 6th, 26th, 27th, 28th August


Medieval Maniax

4.8.23 5th, 6th, 26th, 27th, 28th August


Past Imagined

4.8.23 5th, 6th, 26th, 27th, 28th August


The Sherwood Outlaws

26th, 27th, 28th August


Robin Hood Play

22nd August



King's Park Retford

Panto In the Park with Talegate Theatre


FREE


Cinderella

10th August 2023 2pm


Robin Hood

15th August 2023 2pm


Rapunzel

23rd August 2023 2pm



Nottingham Castle

Open-Air Theatre at Nottingham Castle


Jane Austen's Emma

Friday 21 July 7pm


MacHamLear Thursday 3 August 7pm


David Walliams' Bad Dad Monday 28 August 6pm


Adults: £18

Children (5-16)/NUS students: £11

Family (2 adults, 2 children): £50


Gates open one hour before the performance starts. Please bring rugs or low-back seating and wear comfortable clothing and footwear. Performances will go ahead in all but the worst weather.



Handmade Theatre


This theatre troupe are appearing at a range of free and paid for events this summer.


July

22nd & 23rd: Tell me a Story - Splendour Festival, Nottingham (PAID)

31st July & 1st August: Story Collecting Workshops - The Children's Country House at Sudbury (PAID)

August

2nd : Tell me a Story - Gedling Country Park, Nottingham (FREE ENTRY)

3rd & 4th August: Story Collecting Workshops - The Children's Country House at Sudbury (PAID)

5th & 6th: Tell me a Story - The Children's Country House at Sudbury (PAID)

8th: Puppet Birding - Newark Beach (FREE?)

9th: Puppet Birding - Hoopla with City Arts, Nottingham (FREE - Must book tickets)

9th: Story Collecting Workshop First Art, Mansfield (?)

11th: Puppet Birding - Hoopla with City Arts, Nottingham (FREE - Must book tickets)

12th & 13th August: Tell me a Story – Gloworm Festival, Thorsby (PAID)

16th: Puppet Birding - Hoopla with City Arts, Nottingham (FREE - Must book tickets)

18th: Puppet Birding - Hoopla with City Arts, Nottingham (FREE - Must book tickets)


September

Saturday 2nd : Tell me a Story - Full Shebang Festival, Mansfield (FREE)

Saturday 9th: WilderNests & Puppet Busking, Wirksworth Festival (?)

Saturday 23rd : WilderNests - Derby Feste (FREE)



Jellyfish Theatre

The Jungle Book Family Theatre Show and other activities- FREE Age 3+

Dates:

Bulwell Hall Park – 7th Aug 11-2

Bridlington Street Playground – 7th Aug 3-6pm

Marmion Park – 8th Aug 11-2pm

Nonsuch Studios – 8th Aug 2.30pm (performance only)

Evolve Strelley Social Club 8th Aug 5-8pm

Vernon Park – 9th Aug 11-2pm

Queen’s Walk Red 9th Aug 3-6pm

Clifton Flower Park 10th Aug 11-2pm

Forest Rec 10th Aug 3-6pm

Woodthorpe Park 11th Aug 11-2pm

Colwick Woods 11th Aug 3-6pm

Shows start one hour into timeslot.

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