Open Air Theatre Regent's Park

Open Air Theatre Regent's Park

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Open Air Theatre Regent's Park

The Open Air Theatre Regents Park was established in 1932 and has one of the largest auditoria in London, it is the oldest, professional, permanent outdoor theatre in Britain and its annual 16-week season is attended by over 120,000 each year.
The Theatre is famous for its productions of Shakespeare and has featured many leading actors over the years, nurturing and establishing talent. Including Jack Hawkins, Anna Neagle, Vivien Leigh, Edward Fox, Jeremy Irons, Zoe Wanamaker, Dame Judi Dench and Ralph Fiennes.
In 1987 Musical Theatre was introduced to the repertoire extending the reach for audience’s offering a broad spectrum of work for the local Community and beyond. Recently we have also started Sunday evening Comedy and Musical events furthering the diversity of our programme.
2008 saw the current Artistic Director Timothy Sheader’s first season and 2009 saw a wonderfully successful season with Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest re-imagined for ages six and over, Wilde’s superlative, The Importance of Being Earnest. The last production of the season was our most successful in 77 years with the fabulous musical Hello, Dolly! (The production received the Evening Standard Ned Sherrin Award for Best Musical and has receive d4 nominations for the 2010 Olivier Awards)

Founded 1932

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