Staying out late in the North East

Make the most of the summer weather and extra hours of daylight to enjoy some alfresco entertainment at our places. Pack a picnic hamper and bring along your family and friends to see theatre performances in the open-air settings of some of our places.

A family sitting by a tree watching open air theatre

Gibside's open-air theatre events 

Bring along a picnic and relax whilst taking in two open-air theatre performances at Gibside. Take a step back in time and watch the hugely popular Pride and Prejudice on Thursday 6 July, or re-live your favourite childhood story; The Wind in the Willows on Monday 21 August.

A family in the play field in front of Souter Lighthouse

Souter Lighthouse and The Leas open-air theatre 

Watch your favourite childhood stories come to life as Souter Lighthouse lays on the great British tradition of outdoor theatre. Bring your family to watch The Wind in the Willows on Sunday 16 July and Peter Pan on Saturday 19 August; perfect viewing for those late summer evenings.

Family sat on the grass watching an outdoor open-air theatre performance

Washington Old Hall's open-air theatre production 

Bring a picnic and something to sit on and join us in the Nuttery, our wildflower nut orchard for an unforgettable evening of open air garden theatre. A Midsummer Night's Dream performed by The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons.