Open Air Theatre: Hound of the Baskervilles

Illyria (equity) presents: The Hounds of the Baskervilles

  • Booking essential

The original and greatest literary detective of them all, Sherlock Holmes, and his assistant Doctor Watson, tackle the most baffling case of their careers in this faithful, cheeky but chilling adaptation...

Pack a picnic to enjoy from 6.30pm before the performance begins at 7.00pm.


Event ticket prices
  • Adult £16.00
    In advance
  • Adult £18.00
    On the door
  • Child £8.00
    In advance
  • Child £9.00
    On the door
Additional prices
  • Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) on the door £45.00
  • Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) in advance £40.00

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Children 17 and under to be accompanied by an adult.
Dogs on leads are welcome.
What to bring and wear
Seating is not provided so please bring low back seats or rug and suitable clothing for weather conditions. Picnics are welcome.
The castle by its very nature has steep slopes, uneven paths and steps. The theatre is always performed in the Outer Bailey which is accessible to wheelchair users with help.
Adult: 17+ years. Child: 5-16 years. Family: 2 adults & 2 children.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
5 September 2018 19:00 - 21:30 Available

Contact Info

Corfe Castle
Call 01929 481294

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Fri 24 Aug 2018
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Wed 29 Aug 2018
Explore the historical past of Slepe Heath on a 2 hour guided heritage walk.

Open Air Theatre: Hound of the Baskervilles

Wed 05 Sep 2018
Illyria (equity) presents: The Hounds of the Baskervilles