Outdoor Theatre Audience in Holkham Walled Garden, north Norfolk

Theatre

Theatre

Every summer, Holkham’s historic walled garden becomes the backdrop to an exciting and eclectic mix of theatrical performances. The perfect setting to enjoy a summer’s evening of outdoor theatre and a perfect family treat during the summer holidays.

Terms and Conditions

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Wonder with Grimm - CANCELLED

Wednesday 29th July, 6.15pm - This event has been cancelled. If you have already booked tickets we will contact you as soon as we can to either change your booking to an alternative date, or arrange a full refund. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause.

If you go down in the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise!

Everyone knows the stories… or so we believe. What if Little Red Riding Hood never entered the woods? Or Snow White didn’t wake up?

Gather around the campfire for an evening of enchanting storytelling full of magic, puppetry and music. Pack the picnic basket, dress for the weather and don’t forget to bring something to sit on as Heartbreak Productions invites you into the fantastical world of the Brothers Grimm in this family friendly version of the fairytales we all know and love - with a modern twist!

The Further Adventures of Doctor Dolittle - CANCELLED

Tuesday 4th August, 6.15pm - This event has been cancelled. If you have already booked tickets we will contact you as soon as we can to either change your booking to an alternative date, or arrange a full refund. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause.

Following the phenomenal success of 2018’s tour of The Adventures of Doctor Dolittle, Illyria is delving back into Hugh Lofting’s amazing stories to bring you a brand-new musical adaptation of the Doctor’s FURTHER adventures with Jip the Dog, Dab Dab the Duck, Gub Gub the Pig and Polynesia the Parrot.

Where in the world will they go? Will they even stay on this world?! Which new animals will they help along the way? Will the Rats still have pithy observations to make? Is Gub Gub still dreaming about cake?

The FURTHER Adventures of Doctor Dolittle features a fully orchestrated score, amazing puppets and plethora of songs that our audiences will be singing along to for years to come.

“Illyria has given more peformances to more people across a wider area than any other open-air touring theatre company, proudly maintaining professional Equity-compliant productions for over a quarter of a century. We’re really pleased to be peforming at Holkham and can’t wait to see how the audience reacts!” says Artistic Director Oliver Gray.

Mr Stink

Wednesday 12th August, 6.15pm - This event has been cancelled. If you have already booked tickets we will contact you as soon as we can to arrange a full refund. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause.

You’re invited to celebrate Annabelle’s 10th birthday, hosted by everyone’s favourite MP candidate, Janet Crumb! (Almost) everyone is welcome… that is, everyone apart from Chloe’s particularly smelly new friend, Mr Stink.

One perfectly normal afternoon in an average English town two restless souls unite on a park bench – one of them the lonely 12 year old Chloe Crumb and the other an incredibly smelly homeless man. Oh, and let’s not forget his loyal dog, the Duchess. Chloe’s curiosity and kindness pave the way for this extraordinary and rewarding friendship that takes them to the heady heights of live television and Downing Street via a garden shed.

Join Heartbreak Productions for David Walliams’ best-seller Mr Stink on the outdoor stage. Pack a picnic, grab a chair and dress for the weather. Packed with fun, humour and a heart-warming message, this touching tale provides the perfect family entertainment.

Treasure Island

​Wednesday 19th August, 5.45pm - This event has been cancelled. If you have already booked tickets we will contact you as soon as we can to arrange a full refund. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause.

Strange Fascination Theatre return to Holkham this August with a fast-paced, adventurous retelling of the classic tale, Treasure Island.

Join Jem Lass, Long John Silver and a host of fearsome pirates as they search for the fabled treasure!

Thrills and adventure await, so book now! suitable for ages 6 years and over.

Macbeth - CANCELLED

​Wednesday 26th August, 6.30pm - This event has been cancelled. If you have already booked tickets we will contact you as soon as we can to either change your booking to an alternative date, or arrange a full refund. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause.

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, the UK’s premier all male theatre company – with direct links to the history of William Shakespeare – invite you to join them this summer for the breathless and brilliant tragedy, Macbeth.

“By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes.”

Emerging victorious and decorated in war, Macbeth receives a thrilling pronouncement from three witches who prophesy he will one day be King of Scotland. Overcome with ambition and driven on by his powerful wife, Macbeth murders the king and sets in motion a terrible sequence of events from which there is no turning back.

“It will have blood, they say; blood will have blood.”

A play of supernatural magic, vaulting ambition and an examination of the dreadful consequences of the insatiable lust for power. With Shakespeare’s most chilling power couple and truly stirring poetry this stunning play will keep you gripped.