A summer of outdoor theatre at Speke Hall

An audience enjoying outdoor theatre

Picnics at the ready! We might be biased but we don't think there's a better backdrop for outdoor theatre than Speke Hall's colourful garden, so book now to join us this summer for a great range of performances.

Prepare for the show

All of our summer theatre events take place outdoors and we're hardy sorts, so they'll only be cancelled if the weather is unsafe. We recommend packing a delicious picnic, something comfy to sit on and plenty of layers if you're coming to an evening performance - even if it's a lovely sunny day, it can get chilly on the North Lawn at night. All performances begin at 7pm (gates open at 6pm) and last around two hours.


Tickets for all performances are priced at £18 for adults, £10 for children 6+, under 5s free, £50 for a family (two adults, two children).

Book your tickets
A family enjoys National Trust outdoor theatre

The Gunpowder Plot - 30 July 2022, 7pm 

The Three Inch Fools arrive at Speke Hall with a bang. Cue an explosive evening of short fuses and tall tales, as five actors try to pull off the most infamous conspiracy in history. Expect uproarious intrigue, endless costume changes, and many, many false moustaches in this highly flammable historical tale.

Four people sitting together, smiling and enjoying a picnic

Much Ado About Nothing - 24 August 2022, 7pm 

There’s plenty to shout about in The Pantaloons’ take on Shakespeare’s timeless summer comedy of masks, music and mistaken identities! Roll out a blanket and and join us for a fast-paced, physical and funny new production the whole family will enjoy.