Outdoor Theatre: Twelfth Night presented by the Handlebards

Join the Handlebards as they present Twelfth Night at Osterley.

  • Booking essential

Duke Orsino is in love with Lady Olivia, but she won’t have anything to do with suitors. Viola is shipwrecked and believes her twin brother Sebastian to be dead. Meanwhile, a bunch of Olivia’s servants plot to make a fool out of her pompous butler, Malvolio. There’s drunkenness, frivolity and cross-dressing a plenty.

This is an outdoor production, so please bring your own chair or blanket to sit on, a picnic to dig into, and dress for the weather!

Notes on Performance

Doors open at 6pm, so bring a picnic and come and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Chairs, picnics, blankets and any other low level accessories are welcome.

In case of rain, please don’t bring umbrellas as they block sight-lines for other audience members. Ponchos and raincoats are just as fetching, so please wear these instead.


Event ticket prices
  • Adult £18.00
  • Child £11.00
    Under 18

The basics

Booking details
Call 07799 151 420
This event is suitable for people aged 12 and up.
Meeting point
Enter via the Garden Kiosk
What to bring and wear
Please bring a chair or picnic blanket. You are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy during the performance.
The performance space is on a lawn 200 yards from the garden entrance. A buggy will be available to transport you from the car park to the gardens.

Contact Info

Visitor Experience
Call 020 8232 5050

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