Shakespeare's fantastical fable of desire, confusion, jealousy and growing up.
"Lord, what fools these mortals be!"
Through live music, playful adventure and physical invention, see the lovers' world transformed into a place of magic, laughter and healing, as we journey into the woods.
- Booking Information
As this venue is an open theatre, prior to booking we advise you to read their weather policy here.
Run Time - 2 hours 35 minutes including 20 minute interval
- Good To Know
Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
Please note: The auditorium and stage are completely uncovered and shows in the main theatre repertoire may be cancelled or abandoned because of the weather (this excludes films and one-off live music and comedy shows which are never cancelled because of the weather).
Tickets are non-refundable in the event of cancellation because of the weather but may be exchanged in accordance with the policy set out in section 5 of Regent’s Park Theatre’s terms and conditions which are at www.openairtheatre.com/terms. Pre-purchased food and drink will be available whatever the weather and no exchange can be offered for these.
Please be aware that all ticket purchases are nonexchangeable and non-refundable unless a show is cancelled for non-weather related reasons.
The Regent's Park, Inner Cir, London NW1 4NU
Additional Details & FAQ
- Cancellation Policy
No refunds available after purchase outside of the stated weather policy.
- Where Do I Go
Inner Cir, London NW1 4NU
Jul 29, 2019
Watched the play as a child (but sat on the grass verge to the left of the stage). Had a great view of the stage. This time we sat at the top most row. Good view of the stage too. I remember the previous play being funnier. However the modern take for this play was enjoyable too. It rained a little but this didn't stop the cast from giving their best. The play was very well performed. Great acting. No one in the audience left due to the rain. Loved the performance. Would definitely go and watch this play again. Watched it during the day. Would be interesting to see it in the evening.
Jul 26, 2019
The show and location were perfect. We had a great evening
Jul 23, 2019
Brilliant performance and production I wish I could see it all again (but no time !!)
Jul 22, 2019
Not impressed with the interpretation of Mid summer Nights Dream but the venue and beer was excellent. Second half seemed to drag on A night time showing with theatrical lighting effects may have helped
Jul 16, 2019
Really enjoyed this production. The modem dress and delivery really helped with understanding the text. Susan Wokoma as Bottom was exceptional. The fairies were quite sinister but the overall effect was magical!
Jul 10, 2019
Great show ,very entertaining with a modern take. Great evening with my girlfriend who work next door to Regents Park and never knew the Theatre was there. 😎🍷🥃
Michelle Spencer - Child
Jul 8, 2019
Loved it all ! All actors were amazing ! So many lines to learn and choreography too. The evening was truly magical and also gave me both inspiration to adapt in my school and my amateur dramatics group. Well done ! Kept me grinning throughout
Jul 8, 2019
A magnificent performance. Spell binding from the opening scene Captured the audience Incredible enthusiasm Brilliant puppetry
Jul 3, 2019
Very good modern twist and funny
Jun 30, 2019
I have seen the play a number of times. I found this production disappointing. The modern setting squandered the opportunity for fantasy and magic. Setting the opening act in what felt like an 80s wedding instantly disappointed and the play carried on in the same vein. Had the theme been committed to and had a budget it could have worked. A Glastonbury trip could have woven some magic. The fairies costume and movement was incongruous and added little to the performance.. It was like a very poor and low budget attempt to introduce a cirque aspect to the performance. Again with a larger budget it may have worked but it didn’t The actors did a great job, particularly Helena. It was a delight to see them make the language so accessible. The energy and mood moved really well through the evening. The direction was great and helped lift the overall experience. What was the odd singing and dancing about ? Even the actors looked awkward as if forced to endure this. I understand the desire to find new ways to present Shakespeare but not at the expense of the audiences experience.