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

Plodge Half term

Fri 22 Feb 2019
As part of our month long celebration of mud, Plodge half term is all about getting muddy. Prepare yourselves for welly-wanging, a muddy barefoot walk, mud kitchen, splashing around in the puddles and more mud mania.

History tour

Fri 22 Feb 2019
Join a history tour to hear all about Gibside and how it came to be.


Sat 23 Feb 2019
Whether you're new to running, a youngster or an Olympic athlete, all runners are welcome at Gibside parkrun, a free 5km timed run every Saturday at 9am.

Great Run Local

Sun 24 Feb 2019
Gibside is delighted to host Great Run Local who organise free weekly 2km and 5km timed runs that are open to everyone and are safe and easy to take part in.


Mon 25 Feb 2019
Dig out your wellington boots and enjoy the countryside fresh air at Gibside this February. Prepare yourselves for welly-wanging, splashing around in the puddles and much more mud mania.

Health Walk

Wed 27 Feb 2019
It's been proven that getting outdoors for a relaxing stroll can improve your health and wellbeing. So how about joining in a Health Walk every Wednesday from 11am.