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

History talk

Mon 24 Jun 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

Mon 24 Jun 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.

Health Walk

Wed 26 Jun 2019
Join in and take part in a weekly, short, free health walk and head off for a relaxing stroll around this 18th century landscape garden. Perfect for some 'me' time.

Gibside Sewing Group

Thu 27 Jun 2019
Whether you are new to sewing or have been doing it as long as you can remember, the Gibside Sewing Group meet weekly and everyone is welcome.

Gibside walking group

Thu 27 Jun 2019
Join in with the walking group for a longer walk around the 18th century landscape of Gibside. Take the chance to explore a little and you might discover something new. The walking group meets weekly on Thursday at 10.30am.

Beer and a bite night

Fri 28 Jun 2019
A foodie's dream. Throw in some funky sounds and you've got yourself a cracking start to the weekend.