A Midsummer Night's DreamDuration 2h40

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park, London, United Kingdom, NW1 4NR

Shakespeare's tale of turbulent love lives and interfering fairies, A Midsummer Night's Dream returns to the Regent's Park Open Air theatre.

Forbidden love at the heart of a gypsy community brings danger on a midsummer’s night. As the lovers escape, mischief and sensual seduction ensue in a confusion of worlds real and unreal.

A perennial favourite at the theatre in the park, A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of Shakespeare's best known, and best loved, comedies. Its mixture of confused lovers, enchantment and a man with the head of an ass endearing it to many a theatregoer.

Please note: This production is suitable for ages 11+. There is a short moment which parents may wish to be aware of when considering the suitability of the production for younger audiences: the first meeting between Bottom and Titania is depicted as a highly charged intimate encounter in keeping with the contemporary style and physical nature of the production.

Cast & Creatives

Rolan Bell, Kingsley Ben Adir, David Birrell, Katie Brayben, Louise Bowden, George Bukhari, Tamsin Carroll, Anthony Clegg, Christopher Colquhoun, Hayley Gallivan, Harry Hepple, Oliver Johnstone, Rebecca Oldfield, Tom Padley, Jamal Andreas, Stephane Anelli, Mireia Mambo Bekele, Shimi Goodman, Waylon Jacobs, Kurt Kansley, Joshua Lacey, Sandra Marvin, Sophia Nomvete, Caroline Rovina, Carl Sanderson, Jo Servi
William Shakespeare
Matthew Dunster
Music by
Olly Fox
Laura Hopkins
Lighting Designer
James Farncombe
Set Designer
Jon Bausor
Ian Dickinson for Autograph

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Regent's Park, London, United Kingdom, NW1 4NR
0844 826 4242 (Calls cost 7p per min plus your telephone company's network access charge)
Official site
Nearest tube
Baker Street
Nearest bus
13, 18, 27, 30, 74, 82, 113, 139, 189, 274

The Inner Circle nearby has spaces designated for disabled patrons and there is ample room for minibuses and ambulances to park.

This venue accepts Theatre Tokens

Access information

How to book
Tel: 0844 826 4242 (Calls cost 7p per min plus your telephone company's network access charge) Fax: 020 7487 4562 Email: boxoffice@openairtheatre.com
Limited mobility
Patrons with limited mobility are welcome to use our accessible seating on row J. There are also several rows which involve only one or two steps to access the seating.
Access description
The main entrance to the theatre is through Queen’s Mary’s gardens and is completely level. There is also a more direct entrance through the Theatre Exit Gate which patrons requiring assistance with access are welcome to use. The main entrance is immediately adjacent to the box office. Through the gate you follow a gentle slope with a handrail. The auditorium entrances are opposite and you enter directly onto the theatre’s accessible row with discounted seats for qualifying patrons. The Theatre Exit Gate is immediately off the Inner Circle Road. There is a ramp up to the gate where a member of staff is on hand to assist. Once in the venue’s grounds there is a gently sloped path upwards with the auditorium at the top on your left hand side. Again, you enter the auditorium directly onto the theatre’s access row. Should you require help, the box office staff are on hand to collect tickets on your behalf. The auditorium consists of two tiers. The lower tear has shallow steps which are easier to negotiate than the Upper Tier. Please be aware that the Upper Tier has steeper steps and doesn’t have any handrail support. All patrons need to exit through the Theatre Exit Gate as The Royal Parks lock Queen Mary’s Gardens during the evening performance.
Hearing impaired
Radio-signal system.
Guide dogs policy
Guide dogs are welcome and bowls of water can be provided.
The theatre is fully accessible to people with reduced mobility. There is a slight slope up into the theatre and all wheelchair seating (38 spaces) is on the level of entrance into the theatre. The wheelchair is then backed into the designated area and patrons will then have an unobstructed view of the stage. Transfer seats are also available.
Large Men's and Women's opposite bar.
Disabled toilets
Adapted loos are to the left of the box office entrance as you enter the theatre or to the right as you exit the theatre.
1 licensed bar/buffet at ground level
This venue accepts Theatre Tokens