Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, London, NW1 4NU, United Kingdom | 0333 400 3562 | Website

Venue Description

Established in 1932, the award-winning Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre is one of the largest theatres in London. Situated in the beautiful surroundings of a Royal Park, both its stage and auditorium are entirely uncovered. The theatre is celebrated for its bold and dynamic productions, with audiences of over 140,000 each year during its 18-week season.


The theatre is fully accessible to people with reduced mobility. Spaces in the auditorium for wheelchair users and their companions can be booked in advance with the Open Air Theatre Box Office. Guide dogs are welcome and can be looked after if required. We offer captioned and audio described performances as well as touch tours. An FM assisted listening system is also available for people with hearing impairments. Please request a handset from the Box Office when booking. A returnable deposit of £5 is required.

Accessible Performances

2020 SEASON The theatre will be closed for the entirety of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 2021 SEASON Captioned Performances: Friday 11 June 7.45pm (101 Dalmatians) Saturday 17 July 2.15 (Romeo and Juliet) - touch tour 12.30pm Friday 3 September 7.45pm (Carousel) Audio Described Performances: Saturday 12 June 2.15pm (101 Dalmatians) - touch tour 12.30pm Saturday 17 July 2.15pm (Romeo and Juliet) - touch tour 12.30pm Saturday 4 September 2.15pm (Carousel) - touch tour 12.30pm BSL Interpreted Performances: Thursday 3 June 7.45pm (101 Dalmatians) Friday 16 July 7.45pm (Romeo and Juliet) Friday 20 August 7.45pm (Carousel) Wednesday 25 August 2.15pm (Dragons and Mythical Beasts) Low Stimulus Performance: Thursday 26 August 2021 2.15pm (Carousel)

Awards List

Laurence Olivier Awards: 2017: Best Musical Revival (Jesus Christ Superstar) 2012: Best Musical Revival and Best Costume Design (Crazy For You) 2011: Best Musical Revival (Into the Woods) 2010: Best Musical Revival, Best Actress in a Musical and Best Theatre Choreographer (Hello, Dolly!, Samantha Spiro, Stephen Mear)) 1992: Best Musical Revival (The Boys from Syracuse) Evening Standard Awards: 2016: Best Musical (Jesus Christ Superstar) 2009: Best Musical (Hello, Dolly!) WhatsOnStage Awards: 2019: Best Musical Revival (Little Shop of Horrors) 2019: Best Set Design (Tom Scutt, Little Shop of Horrors) 2019: Best Show Poster (Little Shop of Horrors) 2014: Best Play Revival (To Kill a Mockingbird) 2014: Best Musical Revival (The Sound of Music) 2011: Best Director (Timothy Sheader, Into the Woods and The Crucible)


There are accessible toilets on site with level access. There are grabs rails. The doors are manual.


Front of house staff given access training.

COVID Precautions

Information about COVID precautions has not been added for this venue.

Assistance dog facilities

Assistance dog exercise facilities

Dogs can be exercised in certain areas of the park, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre is located within Queen Mary's Garden, assistance dogs must remain on the lead in this area.

Other assistance dog facilities

We can offer staff to look after your assistance dog during the show. Please contact the venue if you would like this service. You are also welcome to take your dog into the auditorium, please let us know at the time of booking so the most appropriate seats can be offered, we are also able to provide drinking water.

The venue says it has...

  • Audio Described
  • Carer Discount
  • Dedicated Seating
  • Disabled Access
  • Induction Loop
  • Online Booking

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