Top spots for outdoor theatre, music and film

Celebrate summer at evening outdoor performances and film screenings at some of the beautiful places we look after. Invite friends and family, load up the picnic hamper and join the party for some outdoor theatre, film and music when dusk falls.

    Music al fresco

    Whether you’re a fan of jazz or 40s swing, folk music or the sound of steel pans, orchestras or opera, enjoy a balmy summer’s evening relaxing to live music in the gardens and parks we care for. Places we look after will also be hosting indoor music concerts this summer. Look out for special performances by The Wurzels at Buckland Abbey, Devon, on 24 July 2015 and The Stranglers at Tyntesfield, near Bristol, on 14 August 2015.

    Open-air theatre

    The great British tradition of outdoor theatre isn’t to be missed and you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to the variety of plays and performances on offer at places we care for this summer. Watch re-imaginings of literary classics, see favourite children’s tales come to life, listen to captivating storytellers, enjoy new dramatic works or take part in interactive theatre.

    Outdoor film screenings

    Enjoy silver screen classics, Oscar-winning movies and much-loved film favourites under the stars at one of the special places we care for. Grab a rug and get stuck into the British version of an American drive-in cinema screening against the stunning backdrop of the houses and castles, gardens and parks, woodlands and coastline we look after.

    This summer we're also teaming up with the British Film Institute and The Luna Cinema for some extra special alfresco cinema screenings. Featuring popular films and a unique glimpse into the nation's cinematic archive, National Trust Screen Season will take place at five places we look after from late August until early October.