A verdant setting lends itself perfectly to the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's typical combination of serious drama, summery Shakespeare romps and the big end of season musical. You can also catch folky musical acts and comics keen to break free from the stuffy club circuit. Standards are well above village-green dramatics and there's a distinctly moneyed feel in this delightfully secluded corner of Regent's Park, while the amphitheatre-style seating and grand, looming sets add a certain classical gravitas. If picnicking is an alfresco step too far, a barbecue and a hot and cold buffet is available before all evening performances including Sunday music and comedy events in the theatre grounds. Good-value grub can be also be purchased at the refurbished Garden Café in Regent’s Park. Pre-ordered picnics can be booked for evening and matinee performances, or you can plump for traditional tea and cake or Pimms on the lawn. The Open Air Theatre's typical season runs from May to September and tickets can usually be purchased on the day, though booking is advised for weekend performances. Remember to take an extra layer to fight chills.
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