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Regent's Park Open Air Theatre London

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Tickets

The Secret Garden
Fiddler on the Roof

What’s On at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s events calendar is an exciting and varied mix of productions that prove why this unique outdoor venue has remained so popular for over 90 years. As the days get longer, families can be enchanted by a magical new production of The Secret Garden, whilst the 2024 season is topped off by a revival of the ever-popular Fiddler on the Roof musical. The Open Air Theatre offers something for every taste, and as you browse this year’s listings, you will see a range of shows and genres to entertain children, families and adults.

About the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre was founded in 1932 by actor, director and producer duo Robert Atkins and Sydney Carroll. During its early years, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre attracted some of the biggest names in the arts, including George Bernard Shaw, who wrote The Six of Calais specifically for the venue.

As World War II caused many of London's theatres to shut their doors for much of the period, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre was one of only two London theatres that remained open for the entire duration of the war. In 2000, a £2 million refurbishment project commenced overhauling the auditorium and front-of-house areas of the venue, including the building of the Robert Atkins Studio. A further £3.3 million redevelopment was completed in 2012, coinciding with the theatre's 80th anniversary.

In 2005, Timothy Sheader was appointed artistic director and has since staged some of the theatre's most commercially successful works, including blockbuster productions of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita, Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods, and stage adaptations of classic novels To Kill a Mockingbird and Lord of the Flies.

Map and Address

Inner Circle, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4NU

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre is located within the Inner Circle of Regent's Park, around a 10-minute walk from nearby Baker Street for public transport connections.

Frequently Asked Questions

What time does the box office at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre open and how do I collect tickets?

The box office is open between 12pm and 8pm on Monday - Saturday. Tickets are held at the box office for collection on the day of your performance. Patrons should bring their confirmation email and original payment card with them to collect. Queues can occur during busy periods, so ensure you allow plenty of time.

What time does Regent's Park Open Air Theatre open for a show?

The venue opens approximately 90 minutes before the show is due to start. It is located in a royal park with limited signposting and is a walk from nearby public transport links, so patrons are encouraged to leave plenty of time to get to the venue.

What food and drink is available at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre?

There are several on-site dining options available to ticketholders, including a set menu on the Covered Dining Terrace, burgers served at The Grill and pre-bookable picnic options. The bar serves a wide range of alcoholic and soft drinks, alongside cold sandwiches and snacks. Food is served until 15 minutes before the performance is due to start and the bar will stop taking drink orders 5 minutes prior to the performance to ensure a timely start. Food cannot be taken into the auditorium.

Is there a dress code at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre?

No, there isn't a specific dress code for shows. However as the venue is open to the elements, you should dress appropriately for all types of weather during the British summer. Jumpers and raincoats are encouraged, as well as sunscreen, as the performance will continue regardless of the weather unless it becomes unsafe to do so.

Does Regent's Park Open Air Theatre have a cloakroom?

Cloakroom facilities are not available. Only one bag (maximum size: 36cm x 30cm x 50cm) per person is allowed into the venue and patrons must keep their belongings with them at all times.

Where should I eat near Regent's Park Open Air Theatre?

There are several dining options within Regent's Park, including the nearby Regent's Bar & Kitchen, which is just a couple of minutes walk from the theatre and serves freshly made salads, pizzas and a range of sweet treats. In the summer, weather permitting, guests can enjoy an outdoor BBQ, serving burgers, hot dogs and ice-cold Pimms! Alternatively, there are many chain restaurants in the Baker Street area, including PizzaExpress, Itsu and Nando's, which is around a 15-minute walk to the theatre.

What is the best hotel to stay at near Regent's Park Open Air Theatre?

The Holiday Inn Regent's Park is a good option for those on a budget and is a 15-minute walk from the theatre. To make your visit to the theatre extra special, consider a stay at The Landmark, which is a 10-minute walk away. This five-star hotel boasts its own spa, pool and excellent amenities and is perfectly located for exploring London.

How do I contact the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre box office?

The box office team can be contacted directly by calling 0333 400 3562.
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