Summer Theatre at Smallhythe Place
This article was created for our summer 2019 programme and is now finished. There is theatre for everyone this season at Smallhythe Place. From open-air productions of Alice In Wonderland, Sense and Sensibility and The Winter's Tale, to comedy, opera, new writings and award-winning shows performed in the Barn Theatre, it’s a great opportunity to do something different with the family.
Enjoy a warm summers evening of entertainment in the beautiful gardens of Smallhythe Place, or take a seat in The Barn Theatre and soak up its theatrical history. Get involved and pre-book your tickets to ensure you don't miss out.
Comedy Night at the Barn: Glenn Moore, Annie McGrath & James Loveridge - Friday 7 June, 7.30pm
Join us and these three award-winning comedians for a night of laughter as we dip our toes into the comedy pool.
Hancock and Co - Friday 21 June, 7.30pm
Following his sell-out 2018 tour, James Hurn is back with his popular one-ma, many voices, celebration of radio comedy classic Hancock's Half Hour.
Clean - Saturday 29 June, 7.30pm
Follow the stories of seven women living in the Laundry Hill area of Brighton from the 1870's to the 2020s.
The Winter's Tale (open-air) - Saturday 13 July, 6.30pm
Changeling Theatre bring their magic, energy, beautiful costumes and just a hint of ABBA to this Shakespeare classic.
Dad's Army Radio Show - Friday 19 July 7.30pm & Saturday 20 July, 4pm & 7.30pm
A celebration of Perry and Croft's quintessential sitcom, featuring two brand-new episodes. With David Benson and Jack Lane.
Twelfth Night - 24-28 July & 31 July-3 August, 7.30pm
The Summer Theatre Company bring you one of Shakespeare's best loved comedies.
Alice In Wonderland (open-air) - Wednesday 7 August, 6.30pm
Immersion Theatre proudly bring their trademark energy to their most spectacularly bonkers show to date.
Sense and Sensibility (open-air) - Thursday 15 August, 6.30pm
The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons Theatre Company bring you a funny, fast-paced and faithful new adaptation.
The Importance of Being Earnest - Friday 23 August, 7.30pm
This “Trivial Comedy for Serious People” is a fast-paced, one-act adaptation that will demonstrate “the truth is rarely pure and never simple.”
HMS Pinafore - Thursday 29 August, 7.30pm
A comedic tale of mismatched love across different social classes. A Gilbert & Sullivan Opera, by Opera Anywhere.
Throughout the season, take advantage of Smallhythe’s tranquil setting and join us from 6pm for a pre-show picnic in the summer gardens and treat yourself to delicious refreshments from the Theatre Tea-room. Please note that barbecues are not permitted within the gardens of Smallhythe Place.
To enjoy our open-air theatre productions in comfort please bring along either a picnic blanket or chairs to sit on.