Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

The Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park features a line up of several plays during its 16 week summer opening

The Open Air Theatre in Regents Park London
The Open Air Theatre in Regents Park London cc licensed photo by aesop

The Open Air Theatre is a permanent venue completely surrounded by parkland. It is located inside Queen Mary's Gardens, part of the inner-circle of Regents Park.

The Open Air Theatre was opened in 1932 and recently rebuilt in 1999. The theatre is uncovered except for a multi-level auditorium which has a bar stretching it's entire length. The bar serves complete meals starting 1½ hours before performances and is open until midnight for refreshments.

Performances are held from late May until early in September. If bad weather forces a performance to not be completed, tickets can be exchanged for an upcoming performance.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes

Address: Inner Cir, London NW1 4NU, UK

Phone: 0844 826 4242

Official Website: Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Directions

Tube Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Bakerloo, Circle, Hammersmith and City, Jubilee and Metropolitan linesBaker Street10 MInutes

How to get to Regent's Park Open Air Theatre by Tube

From Baker Street Station exit onto Baker Street and go to your right (north) until you can see Regent's Park ahead and to your right. Double back slightly to the pedestrian crossing and cross over to the park. Make your way to the foot bridge just inside the park, walk across and follow the path to your left on the other side keeping alongside the trees. When you get to the Inner Circle cross the road and continue along the path on far side. At the 'T' (just past the Park Cafe), go left and follow that path to the theatre entrance.

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Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5Open Air Theatre Star Rating

5 Star Rating Essential to visit for a London summer, plays and performances in the open air with wine and atmosphere. The sort of slightly magical place you imagine when you think of Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream (which is often performed there)

Malcolm Mellon - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Tipped it down with rain after the first song but we watched the rest rain free. Really lovely place and great shows. Highly recommended. Bring warm clothes even in the summer just in case it gets chilly

Nikki Atkinson - 2 months ago

5 Star Rating We went to see Dinosaur World Live for my son's birthday treat, and it was really amazing and exciting. The theatre itself is lovely, and well laid out. The food on offer is good quality. The loos are very clean and spacious. There are plenty and we never had to queue. The whole experience was really good. I'd definitely come again.

Toddy Peters - 3 months ago

4 Star Rating Regents Park with its beautiful greenery, art spaces, restaurants, the famous London Zoo and views of water also contains a hidden open air theatre. A great venue within a great park. Another example of what London has to offer the discerning seeker of variety and enjoyment. Being in the open air adds a touch of nature to the fayre on offer. The risk of rain is ever present, so the venue attracts the people willing to add a touch of exciting uncertainty to an evening out. There is a communal feel to proceedings as everybody shares this combination of star quality performers, being amongst nature and hoping that the show will finish before it rains! Helpful staff and fine food and drink add to the enjoyment. An experience not to be missed.

Stuart Johnston - 3 months ago

5 Star Rating Great venue, its a fairly small open air theatre which makes for an intimate experience, we saw comedian Jimmy Carr and although we were around the middle of the theatre it felt like we were right up front! The bar is nice, usual London prices, entry an exit is easy, loos were decent. Be warned it is open air so be prepared! The rain did make an appearance during the show we attended but it really wasn't a big deal and there was a stall selling ponchos if needed.

David Turvey - 3 months ago

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Official video promoting the 2013 season at the Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park

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