Outdoor Theatre by Illyria

Outdoor Theatre by Illyria

Two fantastic performances beneath the Priory Ruins


Saturday 24 July and Thursday 19 August 2021

Outdoor Theatre returns to Bolton Abbey this summer!

24 July – The Further Adventures of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting

Following the success of Illyria’s 2018 performance of The Adventures of Doctor Dolittle we are thrilled to be welcoming them back to present their sequel. With lots of new animals and great songs it’s set to be a great adventure!

Perfect summer fun for everyone aged 5+. 

Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes (including a 20 minute interval).

Event details: 
Doors open: 5.00pm
Show starts: 6.00pm

Ticket prices: (scroll down to book)

Adult – £16.00
Child (under 15) – £11.00

19 August – Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

Illyria doing what they do best – Shakespearean comedy!
Claudio loves Hero, and Benedick hates Beatrice. This is just as well, because Hero loves Claudio and Beatrice hates Benedick. Everyone laughs when Don Pedro plays a trick on Benedick and Beatrice, letting each think that they are secretly loved by the other. But it is no laughing matter when Don John plays a trick on Claudio and Hero, deceiving Claudio into thinking that Hero is not faithful to him. Murderous rage is unleashed, and death can be the only solution… Or can it? Perhaps one last trick may resurrect the innocent dead, restore broken relationships – and even create an unlikely union of Benedick and Beatrice!

Running time: 2 hours 10 minutes (including a 20 minute interval)

Event details: 
Doors open: 6.00pm
Show starts: 7.00pm

Ticket prices: (scroll down to book)

Adult – £16.00
Child (5-15) – £11.00

Useful Information

  • Capacities are limited and all tickets must be booked in advance.
  • Please bring your own seating and weather appropriate clothing.
  • Food and drinks will be available to purchase on site, however you are welcome to bring a picnic.
  • This is a ticketed event – access will not be granted to those without tickets
  • Please park in Bolton Abbey Car Park at Bolton Abbey
  • Free parking on production of your ticket (after gates open at 5/6pm depending on which event you have booked).
  • Lavatories will be available on site
  • Only assistance dogs are allowed within the arena
Click here for Doctor Dolittle tickets Click here for Much Ado About Nothing tickets