London Culture: The theatre is the only permanent professional outdoor theatre in Britain. Its steeply raked auditorium is one of the largest in London with 1240 seats, yet those who attend say it is one of the most intimate. Each night an incomparable atmosphere is created by the buzz of people enjoying the theater in every sense: people setting up hampers on the picnic lawn, filling their glasses with wine or drinking Pimms in the bar as the fairy lights twinkle in the trees.
Yet the Open Air Theatre is not just about an amazing atmosphere, it is about remarkable storytelling too. Built upon a core of outstanding dramatic credentials, we will present bold and dynamic productions that stimulate the senses. With established titles, we hope to challenge your expectations in 2009 with an edge of the seat yet familiar experience. Weather and climate add a thrilling contribution to our work, making the relationship between performer, text and audience a truly unique event at every performance.