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.
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!
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.
From Eliza Doolittle in a beautiful white ball gown, to a fleeing Serbian soldier: from the cat entering stage left to costumes hanging in the kitchen, we've always got our camera ready at the plays!
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!