August in the Gardens is so packed with lovely activities, performances and treats there is surely no reason to risk those queues and crowds by going any further afield.
In the ‘New Normal’ we have revamped some of the way we do things and almost all activities now will be ‘pre-booked’.
So, in addition to normal Day Entry and our popular picnic takeaway ‘Cream Tea in A Box’ we have for visitors delight;
First Songs musical sessions for babies and their grown ups and Relaxed Concerts by the renowned B’Opera who create beautiful music for tiny ears.
Yoga sessions with Yogi Clair – two sessions in the outdoors follow by a cream tea.
We have so many charming spaces in the Gardens and we are really pleased to be able to use them to enhance these sessions – what a memory to be made! Baby’s first ‘move and groove’ under the heritage apple trees.
The size of the Archery Lawn of course allows us to spread out and keep safe while still enjoying live performances from great local theatre companies.
Tread the Boards based in Stratford and Heartbreak Productions based in Leamington are bouncing back from lockdown with specially adapted performances for the family audience
Tickets for Wind in the Willows and Alice in Lockdown will go on sale on this site by the end of this week.
An affectionate 40th anniversary tribute to the great, unremittingly genteel, comedienne and monologist, Joyce Grenfell.
There be Fairies in the Garden!
A charming tale of fairies and courtrooms! Iolanthe is "whimsy, romance, wit and political satire."
Shakespeare with gears! The HandleBards, the world’s first cycling theatre company, park up at the Gardens and create a riotous, mysterious and musical rendering of Shakespeare's magical play The Tempest.
To kick off the summer holidays with a fun and warming outdoor show , get the kids up and moving with Bif…
Biff is not like other dogs. He doesn’t do dog stuff like weeing on lampposts, or scratching his fleas, or drinking out of the toilet. No, Biff likes moonlight and music and walking on his tiptoes. You see, Biff doesn’t think he’s a dog. He thinks he’s a ballerina!
We are delighted to have Little Blue Monster Theatre join us to perform Dogs Don’t Do Ballet. Get ready for an afternoon of songs, puppetry and lively story-telling.
The show goes on whatever the weather
Tickets on sale HERE
Would you like the chance to win 4 tickets to see the show at the Gardens, as well as a VIP backstage tour of the set with Bif?
To win simply get your little one to draw their best picture of Bif and send it to us on social media. Be sure to post it with the hashtag #Bifatthegardensand tag us in the post. Winners will be announced on Wednesday 19th July. We look forward to seeing your entries and hope you enjoy the show.
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Those baroque Garden designers always emphasised bold theatricality in their layouts.
Although we are certainly not on the grand scale of Versailles or the Royal Palaces, our ‘wilderness’ areas, boxed beds and topiary are all part of that formality and dramatic approach.
We’re all the more pleased therefore, to be able to host both theatrical and musical productions in the Gardens. This year we have the Crescent Theatre celebrating Jane Austen’s anniversary with a charming rendering of Sense and Sensibility. During the school holidays Dogs don’t do Ballet (Little Blue Monster theatre) will be visiting causing exciting mayhem for the little’uns.. definitely not to be missed.
In September, on the same day as our Heritage Open Day tours, we are lucky to have local Gilbert and Sullivan aficianadoes the Birmingham Savoyards mixing drama with music.
Music too is becoming more of a regular feature here (hoorah!). The 40s weekend had us rocking. last weekend we were smooth and mellow with the West Midlands Light Orchestra and Devon Harrison. The Central England Concert Band come in August.
In between times we have the soloists accompanying our pop-up tea and music events, various entertainments during Apple Day and Advent and we’re still holding out for an amazingly talented group who can play 17th century music with vegetables! No they can’t .. yes the can, they’re K’antu.
We are an open air site, so wind and rain are always hazards here… but, as they say, our skin is waterproof and the show… must go on.
Check out our Events calendar on this site and make sure you secure your tickets for our theatrical and musical offerings. Not only will you have a great time, you will be helping us keep the Gardens open for more years to come.
The summer holidays are upon us and we have so many things for you to get involved with in the Gardens for big kids and small
From pond dipping to live theatre, outdoor crafts and storytime, there’s something for everyone!
Download our latest what’s on guide today (PDF)
Date and Time: 9th and 10th July at 3pm
Stampeding elephants! Raging typhoons! Runaway trains! Unabashedly slapstick! Hold onto your seats for the original amazing race! Join fearless adventurer Phileas Fogg and his faithful manservant as they race to beat the clock! Phileas Fogg has agreed to an outrageous wager that puts his fortune and his life at risk. With his resourceful servant Passepartout, Fogg sets out to circle the globe in an unheard-of 80 days. But his every step is dogged by a detective who thinks he’s a robber on the run. Danger, romance, and comic surprises abound in this whirlwind of a show as five actors portraying 39 characters traverse seven continents in Mark Brown’s adaptation of one of the great adventures of all time.
Please bring a garden chair to enjoy this open air performance.
Other dates on their tour:
Crescent Theatre Company Summer Tour 2016 Dates & Venues:
6th & 7th July @ 7pm: Saint Nicolas’ Place, Kings Heath
9th & 10th July @ 3pm: Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens
12th & 13th July @ 7pm: Selly Manor, Bournville
16th July @ 7pm & 17th July @ 3pm: Harvington Hall, Kidderminster