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

By Time Out London Theatre |
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Henry IV, Part 1, Shakespeare's Globe 2019
© Tristram Kenton Michelle Terry (Hotspur)

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

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Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, 2020
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Theatre, Musicals

101 Dalmations

icon-location-pin Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park
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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…

Theatre, Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet

icon-location-pin Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park
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Director Kimberley Sykes has made some waves at the RSC in the last couple of years, and now she helms up the Open Air Theatre’s (almost) annual Shakespeare play in the shape of his timeless romantic tragedy ‘Romeo and Juliet’. 

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Theatre, Musicals

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icon-location-pin Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park
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Rodgers & Hammerstein’s greatest musical is good enough to be revived almost constantly and dated enough to usually feel a bit uncomfortable. But might the Open Air Theatre’s flamboyant artistic director Timothy Sheader be the man to drag it into the twenty-first century? 

Theatre, Children's

Dragons and Mythical Beasts

icon-location-pin Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park
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The team behind the Open Air Theatre’s enjoyable puppet-based family show ‘Dinosaur Zoo Live’ move onto more mystical territory with this new family show, which explores creatures from myth and legend.

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