Enjoy an evening of outdoor theatre this summer at Scotney Castle

Make plans for the warm, summer evenings ahead and come to Scotney Castle to enjoy an outdoor theatre show. With three productions to choose from, gather friends and family, start dusting off your picnic hampers and put the drinks on ice for what are sure to be wonderful evenings of entertainment.

This summer we're pleased to invite you to join us for wonderful evenings of entertainment on the house terrace. With three productions to choose from from Heartbreak Productions and Quantum Theatre, we hope there is something for everyone. There's comedy to love and family-friendly adventures in between, plus we're offering our VIP theatre experience once more if you'd like to take the evening up a notch.

Pack a perfect picnic
Smiling older man with picnic basket
Pack a perfect picnic

For Shakespeare lovers, there's A Midsummer Night's Dream on Saturday 20 July, for family fun and laughter, there's Wind in the Willows on Saturday 10 August, and for drama and love, there's Wuthering Heights on Saturday 17 August. More details about each performance can be found at the bottom of this page.

What to bring

We advise packing a delicious picnic, something comfy to sit on and plenty of layers - even if it's a lovely sunny day it can get chilly at night. Our tea-room will be open serving refreshments throughout the first half of the performance and the interval. So if you need extra drinks, ice creams or a few snacks, you can choose from the selection on sale.

Come rain or shine...

Please note that all of our summer theatre events take place outdoors and will go ahead come rain or shine. If you are visiting during the day, the garden will close at 5pm as usual. All visitors will be asked to leave before the doors re-open at 6pm for theatre-goers. Access to the main garden will be closed during the evening although you will be free to stroll around the house terrace before the productions start.

How to book

Tickets are available from the Box Office  by calling 0344 249 1895. Adults are £13, children are £8  and under 5's are free. A 5% booking fee will be applied. Children are welcome at all performances.

Enjoy a glass of prosecco as a VIP at our theatre evenings
Scotney Castle champagne drinking couple
Enjoy a glass of prosecco as a VIP at our theatre evenings

The VIP theatre experience

If you'd rather not pack your own picnic and bring your own chairs, then sign up for our VIP theatre experience. It starts with a welcome drink on arrival, a mezze platter during the performance and a tub of Jude's ice cream during the interval.

You will also be seated at a decorated table in our VIP area that benefits from an elevated view of the stage.

Please note if you are booking the VIP theatre experience, you only need to call the number below to book everything.

To book your VIP theatre experience,

call 01892 893869

An extract from a poster for Midsummer Night's Dream showing a donkey's head silhouetted against the moonlight

Join us for a magical performance of Midsummer Night's Dream in the garden this summer

Shakespeare's most enduringly popular comedy of love and intrigue, magic and mayhem comes to Scotney Castle this summer. Gather friends and family and bring a picnic for a fun evening.

Scotney Castle wind in the willows outdoor theatre

Join us for some comical capers in Wind in the Willows in the garden this summer

Join Mole, Ratty and Badger on their mad-cap adventures in Quantum Theatre's brand new adaption of the Kenneth Grahame classic, Wind in the Willows. Pack a picnic and bring the family to enjoy this outdoor production at Scotney Castle this summer.

Scotney Castle outdoor theatre wuthering heights

Join us for the haunting tale of Wuthering Heights in the garden this summer

Settle down with a picnic for Emily Bronte's haunting tale of two restless souls in Wuthering Heights. Gather friends and family to join us for this ghostly tale of wandering spirits and reckless love affairs.