Regents Park – The best venue for open air theatre in London | Things to do in London

Regents Park – The best venue for open air theatre in London | Things to do in London

Regents Park is one of the most popular destinations, tourists and Londoners love to visit. Warm summer evenings in London often mean just one thing to Londoners – a trip to the outdoor theatre in Regents Park. Now over 80 years old, this theatre has become a cultural icon in which many top actors, actresses, and dancers have performed. Ralph Fiennes made his professional debut here in 1985.  Other well-known names have included Robert Helpmann, Vivian Leigh, Jeremy Irons, Zoe Wannamaker, and Judi Dench.

The Open Air Theatre

Set amid the beautiful surroundings of Regents Park, it is very accessible wherever you happen to be in London. From the Serviced apartments Mayfair, it is within easy walking distance making it a perfect destination for an evening out.  The Open Air Theatre is located in a natural amphitheater surrounded by trees, with great views of the semi-circular stage wherever you happen be sitting in the audience.  As twilight falls, it becomes even more magical.

Shakespeare’s Midsummer Nights Dream

Not surprisingly, one of the most popular productions is Shakespeare’s Midsummer Nights Dream.  Over the years, there have been more than 50 different productions of this drama.  Whatever the production, there are always big audiences with almost all seats filled every night.  Booking is recommended. More than 140,000 people visit the Regents Park Open Air Theatre every year.

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Regents Park Open Air Theatre

This year’s eighteen week season at the Regents Park Open Air Theatre has an extremely varied programme. It opens with a visit to the magical world of Neverland in which four children fly off across the moon to have an adventure with Peter Pan and the Lost Boys.  This is, of course, James Barry’s’ famous play, Peter Pan.

Henry James’s classic ghost story

You can choose to stay at any of the aparthotels in London to have an easy access to the wonderful event as the season follows with Henry James’s classic ghost story involving two children and their governess in The Turn of the Screw.  Shakespeare’s ever-popular comedy As You Like It invariably attracts a lot of attention from theatergoers and is followed by the classic American rock musical, Little Shop of Horrors and a talking Venus Fly Trap plant.  The season concludes with something very different, and perfect for children – Dinosaur World Live.