Established in 1932, the multi-award-winning Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre is one of the largest theatres in London (1,240 seats) and situated in the beautiful surroundings of a Royal Park. Passionate about producing first class theatre for and in our unique setting which inspires, challenges and entertains, we received the Highly Commended Award for London Theatre of the Year in The Stage Awards 2021.
In the last 10 years, productions at the Open Air Theatre have won seven Olivier Awards, three Evening Standard Awards and six WhatsOnStage Awards. In 2022, the theatre celebrates its 90th anniversary season. The musical Legally Blonde (13 May – 2 July) is directed by Lucy Moss, co-writer and co-director of Six. Lucy became the youngest woman ever to direct a musical on Broadway when Six opened last month. Previously postponed due to the pandemic, the new musical 101 Dalmatians (12 July – 28 August), directed by Timothy Sheader, will premiere in July. Based on the story by Dodie Smith set in Regent’s Park, the musical is written by Douglas Hodge (music and lyrics) and Johnny McKnight (book), from a stage adaptation by Zinnie Harris. In a second commission from the theatre in 2022, Antigone (3 – 24 September) is written by Barber Shop Chronicles writer Inua Ellams, and directed by Max Webster.
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