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Visitors attending a cinema experience at Hardwick, Derbyshire
Visitors enjoying outdoor cinema at Hardwick, Derbyshire | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Outdoor music, theatre and film events

Watch a show in the great outdoors with a music, theatre or film event at a place near you. Bring some popcorn to watch outdoor cinema, enjoy music under the stars or be gripped by a theatre production held in beautiful surroundings.

The Illyria Theatre Company performing The Merry Wives of Windsor at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

Enjoy outdoor entertainment

Sit back, relax and enjoy the show at one of our outdoor cinema, music or theatre events. If you're a fan of the classics, there are open-air performances of some of Shakespeare and Jane Austen's most-loved works. For younger audience members, Alice in Wonderland and The Tales of Puddesworth Park are sure to capture their imagination. There are lots of outdoor cinema screenings too, with films from The Wizard of Oz to Pretty Woman and Elvis being shown in the great outdoors. And if you'd like to catch a music performance, listen to jazz, a brass band or opera while you picnic.

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    Actors of the Illyria Theatre Company on stage during an outdoor theatre performance of The Merry Wives of Windsor at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

    What's on

    Join in a host of seasonal adventures and events for all ages at places near you. Find out what's on and what’s coming soon.