by Gill Chris
May 15 until September 12
Regent’s Park has a long association with drama, there have been performances in the park since 1900, although this theatre wasn’t erected until 1932. The Open Air Theatre is a particular favourite for productions of Shakespeare plays. With a capacity of over 1000 this venue is also popular for musical and theatrical performances. A delightful and informal venue, it’s ideal for families. This year’s productions are: Peter Pan, The Seagull, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Lord of the Flies.
The Open Air Theatre is located in the heart of Regent’s Park, and the astonishingly capricious nature of outdoor theatre makes every visit unique and a6we-inspiring. Despite having one of the largest auditoriums in London with 1250 seats, visitors say it is one of the most intimate.
Each evening provides a special and unique ambience and, before the performance, theatregoers often enjoy a picnic on the lawn or a Pimms in the bar as the fairy lights sparkle in the trees.
The performances themselves are bold and vibrant with wonderful storytelling, and the unpredictable nature of the weather adds an exiciting element and makes the rapport between performer and audience uniquely special at every performance.
You can find out more about the Open Air Theatre here.
The nearest station is Baker Street so if you’re staying at any of our London vacation rentals it’s easy to reach by tube. If you stay at CVN – Craven Hill Gardens, QSC2 – Queens Court or SSG – St. Stephens Gardens you are within a 15 minute walk.
Details of many other events in London can be found here: chsrentals.com/london/plan-your-stay/