Celebrating London's Open Air Theatre

The Open Air Festival takes place in London’s Regent’s Park this summer, showcasing a series of musicals and plays.

Running from the middle of May until the end of September, the Open Air Theatre takes culture right into the heart of central London, in the beautiful surroundings of a Royal Park. Located just a 15 minute walk from Caledonian Sleeper’s stop at London Euston, the Open Air Festival is a unique way to see some of the capital’s greatest thespians.

This year’s event hopes to build on the momentum of the 2016 season, which was awarded London Theatre of the Year at the Stage Awards, won the Evening Standard Award for Best Musical for Jesus Christ Superstar and played to over 140,000 people during an 18-week run.

The Open Air Theatre dates back to 1932, initially serving as a hub for Shakespeare productions in a makeshift theatre. It has hosted talent from Vivien Leigh, Michael Bentine, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes and Richard E.Grant, and is now a firmly-established highlight of London’s magnificent theatre calendar.

This year’s event hosts four plays, and starts with Leonard Bernstein’s On the Town. The production is directed and choreographed by Olivier Award-winner Drew McOnie, and is sure to start the season in great style.

Between July and August there will be a production of Charles Dickins’ A Tale of Two Cities, followed by Oliver Twist, and finishing in August and September with the award-winning finale of Jesus Christ Superstar. 

You can enjoy all of these wonderful productions in London with Caledonian Sleeper.

For more information about the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, visit their website here.

To find out more about the Caledonian Sleeper or to make a reservation, visit sleeper.scot.

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