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Outdoor theatre at Hatchlands Park

Audience members watching an open-air theatre performance in the garden on the Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire
Outdoor theatre on the lawn at Hatchlands Park | © National Trust Images/Rob Stothard

For summer 2023, we invited you to join us for our series of outdoor theatre at Hatchlands Park. We delighted the romance of Sense and Sensibility, were captivated by Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, and enjoyed a lively and fun performance of the Wizard of Oz.

The 2023 outdoor summer theatre season has now finished at Hatchlands Park

The below information is for summer 2023. We hope you enjoyed all that we had on offer. Please check back here closer to summer 2024 when you will find information on our theatre performances for summer 2024.

Sense and Sensibility

Sat 15 July, 7-9.15pm

Join Heartbreak Productions on the lawn at Hatchlands Park, for their adaptation of Jane Austen’s perceptive romantic tale following two strikingly different sisters and their search for happiness.

Ladies Elinor and Marianne Dashwood each seek to meet an honourable man of good fortune (and a handsome countenance if possible) by whatever means necessary. Witness the sisters’ trials and tribulations, their sense and sensibility, and learn the ways of Regency and courtly love.

Adult £17, child £10, family £48

Romeo and Juliet

Sun 30 July, 7-9.15pm

Meet two young lovers from Verona – Romeo and Juliet. Members of two warring families, the they realise they cannot be together, but driven by love they risk everything and marry in secret. But misfortune intervenes and, despite efforts to outrun it, their families’ ancient feud catches up with them and brings about their tragic end.

With a history stretching back to William Shakespeare himself, The Lord Chamberlain’s Men present this great play as he first saw it, in the open air, with an all-male cast and Elizabethan costumes, music and dance.

Adult £18, child £10, family £50*

The cast of Immersion Theatre's Wizard of Oz smiling at the camera,
Enjoy family outdoor theatre at Hatchlands Park this summer | © Immersion Theatre

The Wizard of Oz

Fri 25 August, 6-8.15pm

Join Dorothy on her quest to the Emerald City as she and her loyal friends navigate through a magical land in search of the mighty and mysterious, Wizard of Oz. With the Wicked Witch of the West determined to stop them, will the spirit of friendship triumph over evil?

With lashings of audience participation, dazzling costumes, an original script, and plenty of laughter, this faithful re-telling promises to have you shouting, clapping and singing along to a host of brand-new songs as Immersion Theatre presents a fantastic treat for all the family.

Adult £12, child £10, Family £34*

What to bring

Please bring your own chairs or a rug. Picnics are very welcome. Light refreshments will be available in the interval. All performances will continue in wet weather, so please check the weather before you visit and dress accordingly.

* Booking fee applies

Children walking in a spring garden with daffodils in the background

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