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Outdoor theatre at Tyntesfield

Audience watching a live performance of 'The Secret Garden' outdoors at Cliveden, Buckinghamshire
Enjoy a performance in the open air | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Immerse yourself in an outdoor theatre performance this summer at Tyntesfield. You can enjoy re-imaginings of literary classics such as Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and As You Like It. Also, we have the children’s favourite tale, Rapunzel, which will take place on the lawn in front of the house.

Twelfth Night

Saturday 25 June, 7-9pm

Join The HandleBards at Tyntesfield for a bicycle-powered, laugh-out-loud production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.

Duke Orsino is in love with Lady Olivia, but she won’t have anything to do with suitors. Viola is shipwrecked and believes her twin brother Sebastian to be dead. Meanwhile, a bunch of Olivia’s servants plot to make a fool out of her pompous butler, Malvolio. There’s drunkenness, frivolity and fancy dress a-plenty.

Book your tickets

  • £18 for adults
  • £11 for children aged 10-17
  • Free for children under 10.

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Actors on stage for a live performance of 'The Secret Garden' at Cliveden, Buckinghamshire
Lose yourself in a live performance | © National Trust Images/John Millar

As You Like It

Saturday 23 July, 7.30-9.30pm

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men will be performing As You Like It. Bring a chair and a picnic and spend a summer's evening watching this breathtaking production of one of Shakespeare's best-loved comedies, performed by critically acclaimed theatre company The Lord Chamberlain's Men.

Book your tickets

  • £18 for adults
  • £10 for children.

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Open-air live performance of 'The Secret Garden' at Cliveden, Buckinghamshire, with actors on a small stage, and audience watching
Join the audience for a memorable evening | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Rapunzel

Monday 8 August, 6.30-8.30pm

Let your hair down and get tangled in a brand-new musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale Rapunzel by Immersion Theatre.

This fast-paced, larger-than-life production contains all the ingredients that Immersion’s loyal audiences have come to love and expect, including a laugh-out-loud script, heaps of audience interaction, a host of catchy songs, unforgettable characters, and maybe even the odd water gun or two. With magic and mayhem throughout, this is one hair-raising adventure the family won’t want to miss.

Book your tickets

  • £18 for adults
  • £10 for children.

Click here to book

The show must go on

All performances will continue in wet weather so please check the weather before you visit and dress accordingly. It takes roughly 15 minutes to walk from the visitor entrance to the croquet lawn where the performance takes place so please allow enough time for this.

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