Outdoor theatre at Shaw’s Corner

The audience watches an outdoor theatre production at Shaw's Corner

Watch George Bernard Shaw's plays being performed in the gardens of his former home, every June and July.

See a play at the home of the playwright

Every year in June and July Shaw's Corner turns into a theatre as it hosts productions of two plays by George Bernard Shaw in the gardens. The house becomes the backdrop, the terrace the stage, and the lawn a natural auditorium. 
 

A home, a theatre and a history

There's a long and rich history behind the Outdoor Theatre at Shaw's Corner, from the early beginnings as celebrations of Shaw's birthday, to today's performances by Michael Friend Productions. This summer's productions are:
 
Widower's Houses - Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th June
Fanny's First Play - Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd July
 
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As well as the full productions our volunteers will be doing readings of Shaw's short play Press Cuttings. These take place on Sunday afternoons throughout the summer.
 
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Bring a picnic, bring some friends...

The garden opens one hour before the show starts. Everyone streams in to find a spot and set out their picnics. We advise that you bring low-backed chairs, an umbrella and a blanket - just in case!

What happens when it rains?!

One of the most common questions is what happens if the weather is less than perfect. The answer is - the brollies go up, the show goes on and everyone enjoys it just as much!