About the theatre
The award-winning Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre is a London landmark – a firm fixture of summer in the city, providing a cultural hub in the beautiful surroundings of a Royal Park.
Its steeply raked auditorium is one of the largest in London with 1,240 seats, yet those who attend say it is one of the most intimate.
Each night an incomparable atmosphere is created by the buzz of people enjoying their theatregoing in every sense: friends setting up hampers on the picnic lawn, filling their glasses with wine or drinking Pimms in the bar as the fairy lights twinkle in the trees.
Yet the Open Air Theatre is not just about an amazing atmosphere, it is about remarkable storytelling too. Built upon a core of outstanding dramatic credentials, the aim is to present bold and dynamic productions that stimulate the senses. Weather and climate add a thrilling contribution to the work, making the relationship between performer, text and audience a truly unique event at every performance.
Over 130,000 people attend the four annual productions between May and September.
Is there any covered seating?
The stage and the entire auditorium is uncovered, so please be prepared for all types of weather. The bar area is covered.
When does the season run?
The 2013 season will run from 16 May to 7 September.
What happens if it rains?
On average, 94% of the performances are completed each season. In the event that the performance doesn't go ahead, or is abandoned due to bad weather, you can exchange your tickets for a future performance in the main summer season. No refunds are given. Sunday music and comedy events continue whatever the weather.
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