Family outdoor theatre: The Emperor's New Clothes

Join Illyria for their hilarious take on this children's classic. Please check our website for booking details in late May.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Illyria, an Equity Outdoor Touring Guidelines compliant have been touring for over 24 years with their unique brand of high-energy, colourful theatre.

NB - there is NO nudity in the production. Although one of the actors may be a little chilly...

Bring a picnic and enjoy the performance as the sun sets over the atmospheric surroundings of Uppark.

The gates will open 30 minutes before the performance to allow time for you to settle down with your picnic.


Event ticket prices
  • Adult £16.00
  • Child £8.00
View admission charges
Uppark House and Garden


Whole Property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £11.60 £10.50
Child £5.80 £5.25
Family £29.00 £26.25
Garden only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.00 £7.00
Child £4.00 £3.50

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

The basics

Booking details
Call 03442491895
Suitable for all ages
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Park in the visitor car park and follow the route into the gardens to find the performance area.
What to bring and wear
Dress for the weather. Cancellation only in the event of hurricane only when performance will be rescheduled. Tickets are non-refundable."
The gardens are wheelchair accessible except in heavy rain.
Unfortunately we can not take group bookings for this event.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
18 August 2017 18:00 - 21:00 Available

Contact Info

Uppark property office
Call 01730 825 415

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