Summer theatre, music and film in the South East

Grab a picnic blanket, some cold refreshments and good friends and enjoy a night under the stars watching a classic film or theatre production at one of our enchanting properties across London and the South East. Surround yourself with Shakespeare, kick back and enjoy a cinema classic or take in some live music.

An audience enjoying outdoor theatre

Surrey nights out 

Enjoy theatre and entertainment in the glorious setting of a National Trust garden or parkland. There is open air theatre at Hatchlands Park, Polesden Lacey and Claremont Landscape Garden this summer.

Outdoor Theatre at Hanbury Hall

Kent nights out 

There are performances taking place throughout the summer at National Trust properties in and around Kent. From family favourites like Wind in the Willow and Alice in Wonderland to classics such as A Midsummer Night's Dream and Wuthering Heights, there’s a wide range of productions to choose from.

Summer flowers and plants in the gardens at Mottistone, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight nights out 

Mottistone Manor Gardens is your setting for summer nights out on the Isle of Wight. Pack a rug and blanket and as the sun sets, see the curtain rise on a classic film.

Members of the South London Jazz Orchestra playing instruments

London nights out 

There's concerts at Fenton House, live and unplugged music at Sutton House and outdoor theatre galore. Make your summer go with a swing in the capital.

Actors in costume dancing on a stage

Hampshire nights out 

Relax with some jazz and swing at Hinton Ampner this summer, or watch outdoor theatre in the grounds of Mottisfont. There's Shakespeare at the Vyne or drama at Sandham Memorial Chapel too. What will you take in this summer

An audience enjoying outdoor theatre

Nights out around Bucks, Berks and Oxon 

On a balmy summer's evening there's nothing better than pulling up a chair, unpacking a picnic and settling down to live entertainment in beautiful gardens and parkland. There's the Wind in the Willows at West Wycombe Park, Pride and Predjudice at Cliveden and more