Open air theatre: The Secret Garden

Join young Mary Lennox on her journey of discovery as she travels to her uncle’s house deep in the Yorkshire countryside.

  • Booking essential

Mysteries and secrets lurk round every corner... As Mary makes new friends and encounters magical creatures, she has one burning question: where is the location of her uncle’s secret garden, and where has he hidden the key? This enchanting story, loved by children and adults alike, is presented in Gibside's Georgian walled garden. Relive this tale of secrecy and curiosity in what will be one of the highlights of the summer.


Event ticket prices
  • Adult £16.00
  • Child £11.00
    Age 5-16
  • Family £46.00
    2A 3C
  • Family £46.00
    2A 2C
  • Family £46.00
    1A 3C
  • Concession £11.00
    NUS student
  • Concession £0.00
    Child under 5

The basics

Booking details
Call 03442491895
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Walled garden
What to bring and wear
Please bring your own low backed seating. Picnicking is thoroughly encouraged.
The mobility vehicle will be running.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
9 August 2019 18:00 - 20:00 Available

Contact Info

Call 01207 541820

Upcoming events

Route to relaxation

Fri 19 Apr 2019
The route to relaxation walk is all about finding some quiet time to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of spring.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 19 Apr 2019
Little Mary Eleanor Bowes, who grew up at Gibside in the 18th century, loved unusual plants. She collected brightly coloured plants and fragrant flowers to fill her own childhood garden. Follow in her footsteps to find the finest spring flowers.

Easter holidays: Spring has sprung!

Fri 19 Apr 2019
The gardens are bursting into life after the winter and we have lots of activities to help you embrace the spring.

History talk

Fri 19 Apr 2019
History talks give you a taste of Gibside's past. There are 6 topics to hear about: George Bowes, Mary Eleanor Bowes, the Stables, Coal, the chapel and Gibside's timeline.

History walk

Fri 19 Apr 2019
Join a history walk for a glimpse into the past. The vision of coal baron George Bowes, Gibside is one of the few surviving 18th century designed landscape gardens. Gibside's story is one of tragedy, scandal and triumph.

Beer and a bite night

Fri 19 Apr 2019
A foodie's dream. Throw in some funky sounds and you've got yourself a cracking start to the weekend.