The Jungle Book at Williamson Park. Image courtesy of Gabi Dawkins & Jess Turton.

Open Air Theatre in Manchester and the North

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor

Balmy summer evenings and pre-show picnics; popping of corks and the clinking of glasses; high-quality performance, good company and nature’s very own top tier ventilation system, make open air theatre one of our favourite things.

We’re pleased that theatre companies and venues across the UK are currently gearing up for an exciting summer of outdoor performance.

Veterans of outdoor performance, Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre will stage three shows this summer: Romeo and Juliet, Little Women and children’s favourite Stig of the Dump.

Here’s our round-up of outdoor theatre happening in Manchester and the North over this summer. Check back soon – we’ll be updating this list with more shows as we find them.

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