OPEN AIR THEATRE
Inner Circle, Regent's Park,
London, NW1 4NPX

Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park

The Open Air Theatre opened London’s Regent’s Park in 1932. It has one of the largest auditoriums in London and it is the oldest, professional, permanent outdoor theatre in Britain with its annual 15-week season attended by over 130,000 each year.

When Ian Talbot succeeded David Conville in 1987 he introduced musical theatre to the Park presenting productions ranging from Sondheim’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum starring Roy Hudd to Gershwin’s Lady Be Good starring Bernard Cribbins and Joanna Riding. Timothy Sheader took over as Artistic Director in 2008.

The Open Air Theatre is leased by The Royal Parks (on behalf of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport) to The New Shakespeare Company.

HOW TO GET TO THE OPEN AIR THEATRE

Open Air theatre Regent's Park location map

underground
Tube : Baker Street (10 minute walk) Regent Park (13 mins), Great Portland Street (15 mins)
Train: Marylebone (16 minutes), Euston (17 minutes)
buses to he Playhouse theatre
2, 13, 18, 27, 30, 74, 82, 113, 139, 189, 274, 453, C2
nearest car park

Parking is free on the Inner Circle, Chester Road and Outer Circle after 18:30. Car Parks: Devonshire Row Mews Pure Parking & Euro Car Parks in the Euston Road – both about an 11 minute walk away.


DISABLED ACCESS REGENT'S PARK THEATRE

An FM assisted listening system is available for people with hearing impairments. Please request a handset from the Open Air Theatre Box Office when booking. A returnable deposit of £5 is requested.
Guide dogs are welcome and can be looked after if required
The theatre is fully accessible to people with reduced mobility. There are spaces in the auditorium for wheelchair users and their companions.