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Henry IV, Part 1, Shakespeare's Globe 2019
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Open-air theatre in London

The best open-air and outdoor theatre shows in London this summer

By Time Out London Theatre

The sun many or may not be out this summer, but London's iconic outdoor stages will be open come rain or shine once the season begins. The outdoor season kicks off in April at Shakespeare's Globe, followed by the gorgeous Regent's Park Opens Air Theatre, which begins its season in May. Plus there are sundry other vibrant events, including the annual street theatre blowourt of the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival. Not sure what you'll need for an open-air theatre trip? Then don't miss our guide to practical open-air theatre info

Please note: many of these productions are likely to be rescheduled owing to the current situation. Please check with the venues for up-to-date information.

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Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, 2020
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101 Dalmations

Theatre Musicals Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park

The ‘big summer musical’ is the annual highlight of the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre calendar, one being fulfilled this year with a revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s ‘Carousel’. But to open the season, there's also this all-singing adaptation of Dodie Smith’s iconic kids’ novel…


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