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Outdoor theatre: The Importance of Being Earnest

On Saturday 29 June, Wilde’s comic masterpiece gets The Pantaloons treatment in their anarchic take on the classic comedy of manners. Gates open 5.45pm, performance 7-9pm. Bring your own camping chairs.

  • Booking essential

This energetic and musical production from the critically-acclaimed company infuses Wilde’s witty words with snappy new songs and frantically funny physical theatre to give this perennially popular play a hilarious contemporary twist!

With gates opening at 5.45pm, bring your picnics, blankets, camping chairs and torches to the north lawn for an evening of lively entertainment. There's a ten-minute walk between the carpark and the north lawn so make sure you can comfortably carry all your belongings. The performance runs 7pm-9pm.

Tickets: Adult (aged 16+) £15, Child (aged 5-15) £9, under 5s go free. Booking essential. Tickets are non-refundable.



Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
All Child (Age 5-15 yrs)£9.00
All Adult (Age 16+)£15.00

The basics

Booking details

Call Book online


Families welcome

Meeting point

Once you've shown your ticket, follow the main path to the north lawn.

What to bring and wear

It might be summer, but the evenings can get chilly. Bring jumpers to pull on as the temperature lowers and wear comfortable outdoor clothing. Please bring a picnic and something to sit on!


This performance is held on a grassed area. There is a small slope as you come off the gravel path and head to the performance.


It's about a 10 minute walk from the visitor car park to the north lawn. You'll need to be able to carry your chairs and picnics up so make sure your things aren't too heavy.

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