Outdoor Theatre at Shaw's Corner

See a play at the home of the playwright

Our Outdoor Theatre productions always draw a crowd © NTPL

Our Outdoor Theatre productions always draw a crowd

Every year in June and July Shaw's Corner turns into a theatre as it hosts productions of two plays by George Bernard Shaw in the gardens. The house becomes the backdrop, the terrace the stage, and the lawn a natural auditorium. 2014's two productions were 'The Philanderer' 27 - 29 June and 'Heartbreak House' 25 - 27 July. Production titles and dates for 2015 will be announced in January.

Shaw's Corner as Theatre

Find out more about the history of performances of Shaw's plays in the garden of his home in the paper by Treasurer of the International Shaw society and leading Shavian academic Richard Dietrich.

Michael Friend Productions

2013 marked the 20th anniversary of Michael Friend Production's Collaboration with Shaw's Corner. The company, founded in 1992, tours the country and returns yaer on year to rapturous applause.

Bring a picnic, bring some friends...

The garden opens 1 hour before the show starts. Everyone streams in to find a spot and set out their picnics. We advise that you bring a low backed chairs, an umbrella and a blanket - just in case!

Picture gallery

From Eliza Doolittle in a beautiful white ball gown, to a fleeing Serbian soldier: from the cat entering stage left to costumes hanging in the kitchen, we've always got our camera ready at the plays!

Audience comments from 'The Philanderer'

  • "Please tell the director and cast that the play was the best thing I've seen in ages"
  • "Worth coming from Australia for!"
  • "A really magical evening"
  • "I've never seen Shaw before - he's so modern, so relevant!"
  • "Worth sitting in the rain for!"

What happens when it rains?!

Our smiling audience are enjoying the play just as much in the rain!

One of the most common questions is what happens if the weather is less than perfect. The answer is - the brollies go up, the show goes on and everyone enjoys it just as much!

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