Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
A starlit stage
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has been transformed into one of the capital’s most exciting spaces.
With its woodland clearing for a stage and the stars for spotlights, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre is a spellbinding setting for live performances. This summer it reopens with Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s legendary ‘rock opera’, Jesus Christ Superstar: The Concert, which returns to wow audiences after its last sell-out appearance here.
Following a spell in the US, the same production team will be back to stage a unique six-week run of the hit show in Regent’s Park from August. Sitting in an arboreal auditorium by the light of the moon, audiences will hear some of the most powerful songs in the musicals canon – from Mary Magdalene’s poignant ‘Everything’s Alright’ to the iconic and instantly recognisable ‘Overture’.
For light relief, Regent’s Park will also play host to some of the nation’s brightest and best comedians every Monday throughout the summer. Beginning with Rob Beckett, the line-up also features Jimmy Carr and Russell Brand. Meanwhile, the August Bank Holiday weekend is dedicated to Mischief Movie Night, when the audience become the directors for an evening of improvised film-based comedy.
The curtain is now up on Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre dining, with The Grill offering pre-purchased hot food to be enjoyed before each performance begins. Audiences can also sit down to picnics outside the auditorium in the beautiful Queen Mary’s Garden – although picnic baskets cannot be brought into the main seating area of the theatre. And for those raising a glass to the much-anticipated return of theatre season, Champagne and wine will be available.
14 August - 27 September 2020
The Regent's Park
In line with government guidelines, seating in the auditorium and on the grass banks will be both reduced and carefully spaced, and you will be seated with your party only. As things stand, it will not be possible to reserve the front two rows – this is to ensure the performers are socially distanced. Intervals have also been paused for now. Everyone in attendance will have their temperature screened, while face coverings will be compulsory.