Summer theatre, music and cinema in Surrey

One of the highlights of the summer season is the chance to enjoy outdoor entertainment in the glorious setting of a National Trust garden or parkland.

The live entertainment and beautiful setting is provided, so all you’ll need to pack is a picnic and a blanket to have all the ingredients for a perfect summer evening at Hatchlands Park, Claremont Landcape Garden or Polesden Lacey.

Audiences viewing outdoor theatre

Hatchlands Park 

Visit Hatchlands this summer and treat yourself to an evening’s entertainment. Enjoy a season of outdoor plays on the lawn in front of the mansion or one of three screenings of classic ‘80s movies in the cobbled courtyard. Every family member is catered for; discover Shakespeare’s late gem, spend an evening with Peter and Wendy in Neverland or head Back to the Future with Marty McFly.

All-male cast of past performance of Twelfth Night performing a dance

Claremont Landscape Garden 

Pull up a deckchair in eighteenth-century Claremont Landscape Garden and enjoy a summer play as the sun sets over the lake. Performances of family favourite The Reluctant Dragon and Shakespeare's The Tempest take place from Friday 20-Sunday 22 July.

A dramatic scene in which a man with a sword lunges for a lady in a red wig

Polesden Lacey 

Enjoy scenes of scandal, romance and magical adventure throughout the gardens at Polesden Lacey this summer or simply relax on the south lawn listening to some lazy jazz.