Outdoor theatre: The Importance of Being Earnest

Everybody loves Ernest. In fact, Cecily and Gwendolen are both engaged to Ernest. The only trouble is, Ernest doesn't exist. Or does he...? This energetic production from the critically-acclaimed Pantaloons gives this play a hilarious twist!

  • Booking essential

With the doors opening at 5.45pm, pack your camping chairs and picnics and join us on the north lawn. From 7pm, dynamic performers The Pantaloons kick off an evening of entertainment where Wilde's witty words are infused with snappy new songs and frantically funny physical theatre.

Buy yourself a programme or raffle ticket and unpack your delicious goodies. As the sun sets on The Vyne, sit back and relax in beautiful surroundings.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Adult £13.00
    Age 16+
  • Child £8.00
    Age 5-15

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Tickets are non-refundable except when the performance is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances
Suitability
Children are welcome
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Gates open at 5.45pm, follow directions from Visitor Reception to North Lawn.
What to bring and wear
Please be aware you'll need to carry your picnic and chairs a 10 minute walk to the north lawn. Don't forget to wrap up warm and bring a torch for the journey back to the car through the gardens.
Accessibility
The north lawn is accessible via hard gravel paths, though the performance is located on the lawn.
Other
Day visitors also attending this event please be aware that, so we can get things ready, you will need to leave site at 5pm and then be readmitted at 5:45pm when the gates open. Under fives go free.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
4 August 2018 17:45 - 22:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Box office
Email
thevyne@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 0344 249 1895

Upcoming events

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10:00-17:00
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Mon 25 Jun 2018
10:00-17:00
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Tue 03 Jul 2018
10:30-11:30
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Gardens seasonal walk

Thu 19 Jul 2018
14:00-15:30
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Outdoor theatre: The Importance of Being Earnest

Sat 04 Aug 2018
17:45-22:00
Everybody loves Ernest. In fact, Cecily and Gwendolen are both engaged to Ernest. The only trouble is, Ernest doesn't exist. Or does he...? This energetic production from the critically-acclaimed Pantaloons gives this play a hilarious twist!

Outdoor theatre: The Tempest

Sat 11 Aug 2018
17:45-22:00
'We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.' The Lord Chamberlain's Men return to The Vyne's north lawn to perform this Shakespearian classic.