Summertime July - August
Summertime July - August
Welcome to the award-winning Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, the finest open-air theatre experience outside London.
Produced by Storyhouse, the summer season of amazing outdoor theatre runs every year between July and August staging classic productions in the round in the middle of Grosvenor Park.
Check out the live prices for the summer. Don’t forget – all of the tickets are priced according to current demand and you will get the best prices – and the best choice – by booking as early as you can.
The nearest car park is the NCP at Pepper Street (follow the AA Road signs for parking and Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre.) Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre audiences will receive a 25% discount on standard tariff if arriving before 6pm, or a 50% discount if parking after 6pm. The discount can only be used via the NCP app. using the SaverID code ST4HXE.
This car park is open until midnight, and disabled parking is available.
There are various other city centre car parks available. See local car parks. Please check closing times as in the event of rain delay the finish time may be a little later. Street parking is also available at evenings and weekends a few minutes walk away.
Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre is fully accessible, with accessible toilets on-site. If you’re a wheelchair user, you can book a Picnic Terrace ticket and transfer from your wheelchair to the Picnic Terrace or, if you prefer, let a member of staff know when you arrive and watch the performance from stage level. (Covered Picnic Terrace seating has steps up to it so is not accessible unless you are comfortable transferring from a wheelchair up several steps to your seat).
Free Essential Companion tickets are available – just contact Storyhouse directly to arrange this.
Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre performances are more relaxed and informal than traditional theatre environments, and are well-suited to audiences who attend Relaxed Performances elsewhere. This also benefits young children, as they are able to move around and do not have to be silent. Prams cannot be taken into the Theatre, but can be left in the Pram Park.
The nearest car park with disabled parking spots is NCP Pepper Street (see above).
Being outside will be an integral part of the experience. We’ve witnessed some baking afternoons, inspiring sunsets, and the odd thunderstorm. If you’re worried, you can buy a ticket for the covered area.
Come prepared – for matinées bring a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses. For early evening performances bring warm clothes. Raincoats are recommended; you may bring an umbrella but please don’t use it if it can block anyone’s view.
Occasionally very bad weather may mean we have to stop and restart the show, we allow for up to 60 minutes delay.
They will never cancel a performance before the advertised start time, as the weather can change very quickly.
If they have to cancel the show, you will be offered the choice of a full refund or new tickets for a different date.