What better way to celebrate the nights getting longer and warmer than with some open air events. We gathered the very best outdoor theatres and cinemas events that are popping up around the county.
Waddesdon Manor's Open Air Cinema
Luna Cinema have created a truly magical and unique cinema experience at the beautiful Waddesdon Manor. You will never want to visit your usual cinema again after sitting facing the stunning manor while watching one of your favourite films. Lay out your own blanket or rent a comfy bean bag, bring a basket of picnic treats and enjoy the show! This year you can watch the Greatest Showman and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – which will you choose?
The Greatest Showman at Stoke Place
Stoke Place If you are closer to the other side of Buckinghamshire and don’t want to miss out, Stoke Place Hotel are showing ‘The Greatest Showman’ too at the outdoor cinema. At the stunning Grade II listed mansion house, Stoke Place will be hosting its annual pop-up open air cinema on Sunday 12th August. Bring along deck chairs and rugs and champagne cocktails, home-made fresh popcorn and hampers of picnic treats will be available to purchase on the night! Book your tickets by emailing email@example.com or call 01753 560219.
'Scream' at Ashridge House
At Ashridge House just outside of Berkhamsted, you can enjoy a late night viewing of ‘Scream’. This is a fantastic opportunity to see this funny, scary and wonderfully timed film in the beautiful grounds of Ashridge House. Doors open at 20:30 on the 20th July and there will be a full bar and barbeque on the night!
Chiltern 'Open Air' Museum
Chiltern Open Air Museum are not just doing an outdoor cinema, they also have an outdoor theatre. You can only imagine the standard of these two events, from a museum which is ‘open air’ all year round! In August, COAM will be hosting their first outdoor cinema in collaboration with ‘Neighbourhood Cinema.’ Pick from ‘La La Land’, ‘Back to the Future’, ‘Gladiator’ or ‘Grease’! There will be a bar, BBQ, snacks and hot drinks available to purchase throughout the night. As well as the cinema, the world’s first cycling theatre company ‘The HandleBards’ will be presenting a hilarious outdoor theatre of Twelfth Night. They cycle from venue to venue with all the set, props and costume to perform, you can join the all-male troupe for a bicycle-powder Shakespeare production on Wednesday 7th July.
Outdoor Theatre at National Trusts's
The National Trust are also catching on and hosting open air shows in conjunction with Chapterhouse Theatre Company at two of their Buckinghamshire venues. On Saturday 14th July bring a picnic to Claydon to enjoy the adaptation of Jane Austen’s ‘Sense and Sensibility.’ A tale of love, family and friendship. ‘Sense and Sensibility’ will also be shown on Thursday 26th July at West Wycombe Park. On the 23rd June you can also see ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ and ‘The Tempest’ on 15th August at West Wycombe’s park.