Brownsea Open Air Theatre presents Richard lll

One of the biggest theatrical projects in the south, Brownsea open air theatre brings you Richard lll. These beautiful surroundings make for a wonderful show, and a fantastic evening of traditional Shakespeare.

  • Booking essential

After a long civil war between the royal family of York and the royal family of Lancaster, England enjoys a period of peace under King Edward IV and the victorious Yorks. But Edward’s younger brother, Richard, resents Edward’s power and the happiness of those around him. Malicious, power-hungry, and bitter about his physical deformity, Richard begins to aspire secretly to the throne - and decides to kill anyone in his way, in order to become king.


Event ticket prices
  • All £25.00

The basics

Booking details
Call 07845 782924
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
What to bring and wear
Bring warm clothing and sensible footwear as once the sun goes down, it can get chilly. Bring a picnic to enjoy before the performance and mosquito repellent is advisable.
Please check with the public ferry companies.
Brownsea Island Ferries Ltd (Yellow boats) will operate from Poole Quay at 5:00pm, 5:30pm, 6:00pm, 6:20pm and 6:40pm on a first come first served basis.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
24 July 2019 19:30 - 22:00 Available
26 July 2019 19:30 - 22:00 Available
29 July 2019 19:30 - 22:00 Available
31 July 2019 19:30 - 22:00 Available
2 August 2019 19:30 - 22:00 Available
5 August 2019 19:30 - 22:00 Available
7 August 2019 19:30 - 22:00 Available
9 August 2019 19:30 - 22:00 Available

Contact Info

Brownsea Open Air Theatre
Call 07845782924

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