2019 was a summer of outdoor theatre at Arlington Court

Audience for outdoor theatre at Arlington Court

The summer is here and what better way to enjoy it than with a summer evening of entertainment with our season of outdoor theatre.

NEW DATE - The Tempest by William Shakespeare

Saturday 29 June, 6-8pm
Illyria perform Shakespeare’s classic tale of magic and adventure, against the impressive backdrop of Arlington Court. 

The magician Prospero is marooned on an island with his daughter Miranda. With the assistance of a powerful air spirit he keeps in servitude, he conjures up a storm to shipwreck his enemies on the shore of the island. Inexorably they are driven towards the centre of the island to answer to Prospero – until Prospero learns that in spite of everything Miranda has met and fallen in love with Ferdinand, the son of his enemy. Which is greater – his thirst for revenge or his aptitude for forgiveness?

The Legend of King Arthur

Sunday 28 July, 6-8pm
Box Tree Productions bring you their version of this classic legendary tale.

Arthur is fed up! He is tired of his knuckles being rapped by his teacher, being ignored by his parents and bullied by his brother Kay.  However, little does he know that there is prophecy of a hero, destined to pull the sword from the stone and unite Britain, it couldn't possibly be little Arthur could it?  With Merlin and his knights by his side, will Arthur be able to reunite Britain and thwart the evil plans of Morgan Le Fay?

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Wednesday 7 August, 6-8pm
The Pantaloons bring a brand new adaptation of a Jane Austen favourite to Arlington Court this summer.

Elinor Dashwood has a lot of good Sense.
Her sister Marianne Dashwood has an excess of Sensibility.

Together they make a snappy title for Jane Austen’s classic novel of scandals, scoundrels and severely sprained ankles.


Tickets: Adult £13, Plough supporters and family groups £10.
Booking: The Plough Arts Centre box office on 01805 624624 or visit their website www.theploughartscentre.or.uk


The Vine cafe will be open until the start of the performance at 6pm and during the interval for snacks, hot drinks, cold drinks and alcoholic beverages.

Important information

The performance will take place outdoors, regardless of the weather, we all know what the British weather can be like, so please be prepared and bring suitable clothing and protection from either the sun or rain. You will also need to bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Sorry but we can't allow gazebos or tents to be put up. If you have any questions, please call 01271 850296.