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Outdoor theatre: Illyria theatre - The Gondoliers

Join Illyria theatre for an enchanting rendition of The Gondoliers by Gilbert and Sullivan, that promises an evening of laughter, music, and pure entertainment.

  • Booking essential

The story revolves around two charming gondoliers, Marco and Giuseppe, who suddenly find themselves elevated to the status of royalty. Tasked with choosing their queen from a bevy of beautiful women, hilarity ensues as the true identity of the rightful queen becomes entangled.

With catchy melodies and witty lyrics, Illyria brings the vivacious characters to life, captivating audiences with their impeccable comedic timing and exuberant performances. As the plot thickens and the absurdity reaches its peak, love triumphs, and the gondoliers discover that happiness lies not in noble titles but in the simplicity of true love.

Running time (approximately): 2hrs 20min (including 20 minute interval)

Suitable for all ages. Free for children under 3.



Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult £18.50
Child £12.50

Event additional prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Family: 2 adults & 2 children£55.00

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895


Children are welcome. Suitable for all ages.

Meeting point

The gate to the garden will open an hour before the performance.

What to bring and wear

Appropriate clothing for the weather. Low back chairs, blankets and a picnic.


The buggy can assist visitors who need help walking from the car park to the front of the house.


The car park is located approximately 400 yards from the garden. Please bear this in mind when bringing heavy picnic boxes and chairs. Assistance dogs only. Hot and cold drinks and snacks available from Killerton Kitchen Cafe in the garden before the performance and during the interval. Picnics are encouraged, sorry no BBQs.

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