Summer Evenings of Entertainment at Attingham

The dark sky lit up at Hardwick Hall by a 12 foot inflatable cinema screen as part of QUAD's Summer Nights Film Festival

There’ll be laughter, fun, drama and mischief throughout the summer months at our Summer Evenings of Entertainment. We’re starting with two outdoor theatre evenings, followed by an outdoor promenade performance in the woods, and to round off the summer we’ll be showing three films as part of QUAD's Summer Nights Film Festival.

Unforgettable evenings of open air theatre

This summer we'll have two open air theatre performances taking place at Attingham in the Outer Courtyard of the Mansion. After a sell-out performance by the Pantaloons performing Sense and Sensibility in July, next up is.....

Heartbreak Productions: Gangsta Granny

Drum roll, please... Heartbreak invites you to join them on Saturday 3 August for this dramatic outdoor theatre performance of the retelling of Gangsta Granny by David Walliams.

Join us on Ben’s journey through his Friday nights as every possible manifestation of cabbage is served up by his caring (and unpredictable) Granny. Suitable for 7 – 77 years old, we promise an evening of fun and interaction delivered in the inimitable Heartbreak style.

Tickets cost £15 per adult and £10 per child and booking in advance is strongly advised. The performance will begin at 7pm.

 

 

How to pre-book your open air theatre tickets

Pre-booking is strongly advised for both performance via the listings on the What's On page of the website here or by calling 03442491895.

 

NEW aerial theatre among the trees at Attingham

New for 2019, Whispering Woods will be helping us celebrate our 'Grow Your Green Roots' year with a promenade theatre production including aerial performances high up in the tree tops on the estate on Friday 30 August.

The Whispering Woods vision is to create work which is achingly beautiful, deep, raw and powerful, sweet and irreverant. Capturing the magic of the forest and offering a sense of enchantment and a glimpse into another world through masterful storytelling.

A performance by Whispering Woods
Aerial performers in the trees, from Whispering Woods
A performance by Whispering Woods

There will be two performances on the day at 2.30pm and 7pm and they will last for around 1 hour and 30 minutes. This is a promenade performance where the audience will follow the story through an area, if bringing seating please ensure that you can pick this up and carry this around with you easily. The performance will take place whatever the weather so please dress accordingly.

The performances will take place in an area of woodland on the wider estate at Attingham and the location details will be sent to you closer to the time via email. There will be no refreshment facilities, temporary toilets will be available. If you have any accessibility enquiries please get in touch with us beforehand on 01743 708165. This event is not suitable for dogs other than assistance dogs.

Tickets cost £15 per adult and £10 per child and pre-booking in advance is essential, for more information and to book visit the What's On page here.

 

Summer Nights Film Festival returns

The Summer Nights Films will return to Attingham for the fourth year, and we'll be holding three open air screenings at the start of September -  Jurassic Park will be shown on Friday 6 September, Bohemian Rhapsody on Saturday 7 September, and Mamma Mia! Here we go again on Sunday 8 September. We’ll be inflating a twelve foot screen beside the Mansion as part of the Summer Nights Film Festival presented by QUAD, Derby’s centre for art and film. 

Summer Nights Film Festival
The dark sky lit up at Hardwick Hall by a 12 foot inflatable cinema screen as part of QUAD's Summer Nights Film Festival
Summer Nights Film Festival

Jurassic Park (PG),  Friday 6 September

Dinosaurs come to Attingham in this all time classic film. Bring the family and set up your picnic next to the historic Mansion and enjoy a late summer evening watching this all time classic family film on the big screen.

In Steven Spielberg’s massive blockbuster, palaeontologists Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) and mathematician Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) are among a select group chosen to tour an island theme park populated by dinosaurs created from prehistoric DNA. While the park’s mastermind, billionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough), assures everyone that the facility is safe, they find out otherwise when various ferocious predators break free and go on the hunt.

Adult £15.50, child (under 12) £10.50, group tickets also available. The screening will begin once the sun has set, around 8-8.30pm.

 

 

Bohemian Rhapsody (12a), Saturday 7 September

Join this foot-stomping biopic through Queen’s career and their rejuvenating performance at 1985’s Live Aid. Set up your picnic next to the historic Mansion and enjoy a late summer evening watching this new film on the big screen.

Following the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant Live Aid reunion. There Mercury, facing the battle for his life with his HIV diagnosis, leads the band to a performance that cements their legacy. Rami Malek (Mr Robot) dons the moustache as Freddie Mercury with Joseph Mazello as John Deacon, Ben Hardy as Roger Taylor and Gwilym Lee as Brian May.

Adult £15.50, child (under 12) £10.50, group tickets also available. The screening will begin once the sun has set, around 8-8.30pm.

 

Mamma Mia! Here we go again (PG), Sunday 2 September

Everyone is back for more ABBA inspired song and dance numbers as Mamma Mia 2 comes to Attingham! Set up your picnic next to the historic Mansion and enjoy a late summer evening watching this great sing along film on the big screen.

When Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) discovers she is pregnant, she delves into a quest of discovery into her mother Donna’s (Meryl Streep and Lily James) past experiencing the fun that she had with her three possible dads (Pierce Brosnan/Jeremy Irvine, Colin Firth/Hugh Skinner and Stellan Skarsgard/Josh Dylan). And this time Grandma is visiting as Cher joins the stellar cast as Grandmother.

Adult £15.50, child (under 12) £10.50, group tickets also available. The screening will begin once the sun has set, around 8-8.30pm.

 

Pre-booking your cinema tickets

Pre-booking of tickets is strongly advised, for more information and to click through to book tickets visit our What's On page here . To book tickets via the telephone call QUAD on 01332 290606.