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Things You Can and Cannot Do at Al Fresco Performance Spots in UK

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By Edited Apr 29, 2015 0 0

This summer, UK is brimming with some excellent outdoor screens, showing everything from Shakespeare to Bond films. If you are travelling to Britain during summers, then catch a performance at these al fresco theatres. There is something romantic about these al fresco performance spots, where you can spend quality time with your partner or friends. Know what you can and cannot do at these three top outdoor theatres in UK during this summer:

Grosvenor Park Open-air Theatre

Grosvenor Park open-air theatre

Grosnover Park

Grosvenor Park open-air theatre returns this summer, with a brand new season of three productions – Othello, A Midsummer Nights Dream, and Cyrano de Bergerac. From 5th July 2013 to 25th August 2013, you can enjoy some great performances, sitting outdoors amidst pleasant weather. But, if you have some doubts about what you can or cannot do at this theatre, then read on:

Can I Bring My Own Food and Drinks?
Yes, you can. People are welcome to bring their own food and drink and picnic anywhere in the theatre. There are three popular picnic spots, including Picnic Spaces, Picnic Terraces, and Covered Picnic Terraces, where you can enjoy the lovely performances.

Can I Bring My Kids?
Yes, off course, Grosvenor Park open-air theatre is a family-friendly venue, which welcomes children of all ages. Kids under 12 years are free to enter the theatre, while children under 16 and students can avail £4 discount.
 
What Should I Wear?
Be prepared for sun and the rain during summers. Bring shady hats, sunglasses, or sunscreen for afternoon matinees. In the evening, it will be better to bring a warm coat, as it cools down after sunset. Be prepared for rains, and bring along raincoat and umbrella.

The Minack

The Minack Theatre

The Minack Theatre

One of the most popular open-air theatres in Britain, The Minack is a perfect spot to spend a lovely family day out in Cornwall. Its summer season runs from May until September, when you can watch some of the best cinemas, dramas, and theatre performances of all time. From ‘Moving Heaven and Earth’ to ‘A Woman of No Importance, and ‘Arabian Nights’, you can watch a series of performances here.
 
Can I Bring My Own Food and Drinks?
The Minack Theatre features a café that serves food and drinks before the performance. Here you can enjoy hot and cold drinks along with light snacks, such as salads, jacket potatoes, pastries, and sandwiches. During interval, you can pop into two coffee shops to get takeaways and drinks.

Can I Bring My Kids?
Kids under 11 years go free at The Minack Theatre, while children under 15 have to pay just £2. Concessions for group of 10 or more are available too.

What Should I Wear?
The theatre does not have any dress code, but it is advisable to come prepared for both sun and rain. Bring warm clothes for watching evening performances, as it may get cold after dark. For daytime visit, bring sun lotion and a sun hat. Inexpensive rain macs are available at the theatre to protect you against rain.

Open-air Theatre

Open-air Theatre

Regent's Park Open-air Theatre

An award-winning venue and famous London landmark, Regent’s Park open-air theatre is a firm fixture for summers in the city. It is a cultural hub in the heart of London, where each summer night is buzzing with people. This summer, you catch everything from comedy, music, and films at Regent’s Park. However, what you can or cannot do, read here to know:

Can I Bring My Own Food and Drinks?
Yes, you can bring drinks from outside, however the theatre features its own barbecue, picnic lawn, buffet, and bar for visitors. This bar is stocked with some of your all time favourite summer drinks, such as Pimms.

Can I Bring My Kids?
Children are allowed at Regent’s Park open-air theatre, but with a ticket regardless of age. Student discounts are available too, but babes in arms are not allowed.

What Should I Wear?
You can dress casually or smartly as you like. Come prepared for all types of weather, including jumpers, raincoats, and sun screen lotion. You can even buy caps, rugs, and ponchos at the theatre.

These open-air theatres in UK attract hordes of visitors every year. This summer of travelling to UK, then do not miss out these al fresco performance spots. Book a ticket today and have fun during your summer trip to Britain.

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