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Outdoor Theatre: The Gondoliers

Join us in the Hanbury Hall gardens on Saturday 17 August as Illyria Theatre bring to life Gilbert’s witty lyrics and Sullivan’s catchy melodies in this performance of The Gondoliers.

  • Booking essential

This light-hearted operetta is set in a world of blissful romance, barbed satire and comedic chaos. Two charming gondoliers suddenly find themselves elevated to the status of royalty. Hilarity ensues when the rightful Queen arrives demanding to know which is her rightful husband. Ultimately, love triumphs and the gondoliers discover that happiness lies not in noble titles but in true love. Gilbert’s witty lyrics and Sullivan’s catchy melodies are expertly brought to life by Illyria, who have captivated audiences for over thirty years. Performed in the great outdoors, ‘The Gondoliers’ promises to leave you with a song in your heart.

Running time (approx): 140-minutes (including a 20-minute interval). Suitable for all ages.



Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult £16.00
Child £12.00

Event additional prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Essential Companion or Carer£0.00
1 Adult, 3 Children£46.00
2 Adults, 2 Children£50.00
2 Adults, 3 Children£60.00

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895


Suitable for all ages

Meeting point

When you arrive at the venue, parking is available in the main visitor car park. The performance area is located on the events lawn, to the left hand side of the Hall.

What to bring and wear

Make sure you bring a blanket or chair to sit on, weather-appropriate gear, and a picnic if you wish.


The performance area is approx. 180 meters from the visitor car park, on the events lawn next to the Hall. A buggy will be available to transport you from the car park to the performance area. The performance area is wheelchair accessible, and there is an accessible toilet in the café.


For those wishing to purchase refreshments, the Stables Café will be open before the performance begins and during the interval. Toilets are located in the Stableyard, adjacent to the café facility.

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