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 and mischief throughout the summer months at our Summer Evenings of Entertainment. Bring along a picnic and low back seating, to settle down in front of the Mansion. We’ve got two outdoor theatre performances in the summer and from 31 August to 2 September 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 in front of the Mansion at Attingham.

Enjoy an evening of entertainment
The west side of the Mansion, where there is crowd watching and outdoor theatre performance
Enjoy an evening of entertainment



The Pantaloons: The Importance of Being Earnest

Join The Pantaloons on Friday 27 July for a unique and hilarious take on The Importance of Being Earnest played out against the backdrop of Attingham.

"You must not laugh at me, darling, but it had always been a girlish dream of mine to love someone whose name was Ernest..." Everybody loves Ernest. The only trouble is, he doesn't exist. Or does he? Oscar Wilde's comic masterpiece gets The Pantaloons treatment in their anarchic take on the classic comedy of manners.

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


Heartbreak Productions: The Midnight Gang

Join the Midnight Gang on Friday 3 August as Heartbreak Production invites you to join us for the grand opening of 'The Lord Funt Hospital Playground', a spectacular new play area for the convalescent child. Tom and his friends will be there, too, but you might know them best as The Midnight Gang. When everyone else is sweetly sleeping, they gather in the middle of the night in the name of magic, mischief, and memory making. Join Heartbreak and the gang on this crucial mission to overcome our greatest fears and uncover the magic ingredient to a fantastic friendship.

Be prepared to be daring at this outdoor adaptation of David Walliams' bestseller. Who knows where the night may lead?

Tickets cost £15 per adult and £10 per child, family tickets are also available, booking is essential.


Pre-booking 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.


Summer Nights Film Festival

The Summer Nights Films will return to Attingham for the third year, and we'll be holding three open air screenings at the end of the summer, Dirty Dancing will be shown on Friday 31 August, Dunkirk on Saturday 1 September, and The Greatest Showman on Sunday 2 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


Dirty Dancing (12a),  Friday 31 August

Drama, music and romance are the order of the day for Frances “Baby” Houseman as she spends summer in a holiday camp and falls in love with dance instructor Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze). The evening will finish with an impressive musical fireworks display. 

Adult £19.50.


Dunkirk (12a), Saturday 1 September

Christopher Nolan’s Oscar-winning epic is set during one of the key moments of World War II. Starring Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Aneurin Barnard, Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, this film demands to be seen on the big screen.

Adult £15.50, Child £10.50 (under 12s)

*New film announced*

The Greatest Showman (PG), Sunday 2 September

Hugh Jackman tackles the legendary figure of P.T. Barnum in the mostly true tale of his life, brought to life with music! Jackman stars alongside an all-star cast including Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya and Rebecca Ferguson. Bring the whole family for this modern musical with a great beat.

Adult £15.50, Child £10.50 (under 12s)

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.