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Outdoor theatre at Nottingham's Museums & Galleries. Grab a picnic blanket - and something delicious to eat - and watch some classic Shakespeare, delightful Gilbert and Sullivan and fun-filled children's shows in the picturesque grounds of Nottingham's historic houses and country parks.

Ticket Prices

£14 Adults
£10 Under 16s, Over 60s & Students
£40 Family Ticket 2 adults & 2 children (except family performances marked with * which are 2 adults & 3 children)
Under 5s free no ticket required
**The Rat Pack £18 Adults, Under 14s Free (must be accompanied by an adult)

Please be advised that performances go ahead in all weathers and there is no shelter provided. No seating provided, please bring your own blanket or chair. Tickets are sold as general admission and people sitting on blankets will be positioned in front of people bringing chairs.

Performances at Nottingham Castle

Outdoor Theatre - Pantaloons History of G Britain*Pantaloons History of Britain
Wednesday 16 July 7pm
Mud, blood and stiff upper-lips! It's the History of Britain as you've never seen it before. Harold II and William the Conqueror don't see eye to eye. Henry VIII decides five marriages just isn't enough. Queen Victoria is most certainly not amused. What a load of old monarchs! Book Tickets

Outdoor Theatre - Midsummer Nights DreamMidsummer Nights Dream
Wednesday 23 & Thursday 24 July 7pm
Oddsocks return in their 25th Anniversary year with another high-energy, feel-good,family theatre show and this summer it's the magical, spectacular 'A Midsummer Nights Dream', performed with live music, exhilarating circus skills and some outrageous hunting dogs! Book Tickets

Outdoor Theatre - 12th NightTwelfth Night
Saturday 26 July 7pm
Oddsocks' 2014 production of Twelfth Night is a madcap musical treat with Shakespeare's love stories intertwined with well-known British Chart hits to keep the bolld pumping and the mood merry. Book Tickets

Outdoor Theatre - Peter Pan*Peter Pan
Wednesday 6 August 6.30pm
Heartbreak's amazing adaptation of the iconic classic Peter Pan gives audiences a chance to join the gang - team up with the Lost Boys, Indians or Fairies and let your imagination run wild in a playground full of fun and adventure. Book Tickets

Outdoor Theatre - Much AdoMuch Ado About Nothing
Wednesday 20 August 7pm
Raise a glass with family and friends this summer as you join Chapterhouse Theatre Company for an evening of true Shakespearian merriment. As the incomparable Beatrice and her begrudging match Benedick are tricked into confessing their love for each other,hilarious and heart-stoppingly romantic consequences ensue. Book Tickets

Outdoor Theatre - MacbethMacbeth
Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 August 7pm
Heartbreak Productions effect their reputation for innovative and ingenious adaptations to the full with this extraordinary interpretation of Shakespeare's brutal and bloody tragedy, Macbeth.Set in the trenches of World War I, this daring production shows all the murderous ambition andruthless behaviour of Macbeth the warrior and his wildly vengeful wife. Book Tickets

Outdoor Theatre - The TempestThe Tempest
Thursday 28 August 7pm
The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons put their own unique - and hilarious - twist on Shakepeare's romantic tale of shipwrecks, and silly servants. Expect music, magic and mayhem in one of the Bard's best-loved plays - in the open-air where it belongs. Book Tickets

Outdoor Theatre - Robin Hood*Robin Hood
Saturday 30 August 6.30pm
Illyria's production is adapted from the earliest Robin Hood ballads pre-dating Chaucer - which makes it as authentic as Robin Hood legends come! A collection of tales featuring camaraderie, swashbuckling action, and riotous comedy.You'll definitely laugh, you'll probably cry - and if you're not cheering at the archery competition involving the entire audience then you must be dead.  Book Tickets

Performances at Wollaton Hall

Outdoor Theatre - Sherlock HolmesSherlock Holmes
Friday 11 & Saturday 12 July 7pm
Deep in the beautiful Northumbrian countryside a terrifying mystery and a legendary nemesis await the arrival of the world's greatest detective. When the wife of Doctor Watson suddenly disappears, a desperate quest to find her begins. Book Tickets

Outdoor Theatre - Wuthering HeightsWuthering Heights
Friday 15 August 7pm
Chapterhouse Theatre Company is proud to present Emily Bronte's classic love story set on the beautiful, mysterious wilderness of the Yorkshire moors. This treasured story of enduring love and passion has thrilled and entranced for generations and is now brought alive on stage in an adaptation by award winning writer Laura Turner and presented at some of the most beautiful open-air venues across the UK and Ireland. Book Tickets

Performances at Newstead Abbey

Outdoor Theatre - Macbeth v2Macbeth
Friday 4 July 7pm
A popular leader respected by fellow Thanes and trusted by the King himself. Macbeth's outstanding qualities and achievements ensure that he has a bright future ahead of him. Three mad witches he meets after a battle confirm no less. Or, rather, two of them do. The third prophesies rather more than a rise in his fortunes: she states that he will become King himself. One brief, crazy suggestion sows a seed of ambition, causes the unravelling of a great man, and incites a chain of treachery, murder and destruction. Book Tickets

Outdoor Theatre - Romeo & JulietRomeo & Juliet
Sunday 27 July 7pm
Join the Lord Chamberlain's Men this summer for the worlds greatest love story. With action from the outset, jealousy, comedy, murder, banishment and the most famous balcony in the history of theatre! Bring a picnic, settle back and be swept up in the romance, the drama and the passion that is Romeo & Juliet. Book Tickets

Outdoor Theatre - Pirates of PenzancePirates of Penzance
Friday 1 August 7pm
Gilbert and Sullivan's most popular comic opera, a show is packed with laughter, romance and a ship-full of memorable lyrics such as "To be a Pirate King!"; "Modern Major General" and "A Policeman's Lot is Not a Happy One". This wonderful operetta gets the complete Illyria treatment, faithfully performed by a reduced cast and accompanied by a Musical Director on keyboard.
Pirates of Penzance Ticket Prices £16 Adults, £14 Concessions, £10 Under 16s & £40 Family Ticket Book Tickets

Outdoor Theatre - Georges Marvellous Medicine*George's Marvellous Medicine
Friday 22 August 6.30pm
Following their enormous successes with JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH and FANTASTIC MR FOX, and a record-breaking sellout season of THE TWITS,Illyria returns with yet another Roald Dahl classic full of (literally) larger-than-life characters, plenty to join in with, and just a twist of malicious fun! It's guaranteed to send you through the roof!  Book Tickets

Rat Pack Newstead Abbey New Image**The Rat Pack Vegas Spectaular Show
Sunday 24 August 7.30pm
"Purveyors of Cool" swing into town with The Greatest Music of the 20th Century. Wonderful memories of classic Las Vegas Frank Sinatra - Dean Martin - Sammy Davis
Bank Holiday Sunday 24th will see the 4th staging of this now legendary outdoor concert.
Every song a winner - Come Fly with Me, Volare, That's Amore, Under My Skin, Mr Bojangles, Sway, Mack The Knife and many more of your favourites.
Tickets booked on-line are only £18 in advance and no ticket is required for children 10 and under as they are free and parking is free too. Buying an advance ticket before Wednesday 20th August means you are allowed in 30 minutes earlier to get the best spots (and £2 cheaper) than those choose to pay on the day.
Click here for full details of the picnic on the lawn event.  
(Tickets available until 20 August. After this date tickets will be available from Newstead Abbey on the day of the concert priced £20)
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