Outdoor theatre at Cliveden this summer

Outdoor theatre Cliveden

Pack a picnic hamper and bring along your family and friends to see theatrical performances, live in the open-air settings of Cliveden's beautiful Water Garden.

A great British tradition

Join us for a quintessentially British summer's evening in the beautiful surroundings of Cliveden's formal gardens. This year we have a packed programme full of outstanding performances; from a brand new adaptation of David Walliams bestselling book to the retelling of a classic Sherlock Holmes case. 

Remember to bring rugs and chairs, as well as a picnic hamper filled with your favourite treats from home, to enjoy whilst watching the show. Gates open one hour before the performance starts, so you have plenty of time to find a comfy spot to settle down on. Tickets start from £10, inclusive of entry to the estate. Booking is essential, you can book your tickets by calling 0344 249 1895 or clicking on the links below.


Outdoor theatre 2018 programme

Old Herbaceous

An acute and sometimes hilarious observation of relationships between the classes in a simpler age, Old Herbaceous is sprinkled with witticisms and epithets. The evening blossoms into tender humour, much in the traditionally understated English style of the early 20th century. This show is better suited to grow-ups. 

The Railway Children

The Railway Children follows the story of three children whose lives are changed forever by the mysterious disappearance of their father. With stunning period costume, traditional music and songs and a whole host of unforgettable characters, The Railway Children is a treat for all the family. Perfect for a summer evening's entertainment.

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Join us for an charming performance of The Hound of the Baskervilles by Illyria productions. What better place to see this classic story brought to life than at an estate with 350 years of history.

Remember, even if the weather is a bit iffy, we'll still continue with the performance as planned. As they say in theatre, the show must go on!