Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre have today announced that their entire 2020 season has now been postponed to 2021. The 2021 season will open on Saturday 15 May with the new musical, 101 Dalmatians followed by Romeo and Juliet and concluding with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel. MoreOutdoor events will include Jimmy Carr’s, Terribly Funny, Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year LIVE, Luisa Omielan’s God is a Woman and the Luna Cinema screenings of Pretty Woman and The Shining. During August 2021, the theatre will also host Dragons and Mythical Beasts.

Artistic Director, Timothy Sheader, said “Whilst obviously unavoidable, it is incredibly sad that we are unable to open our theatre this summer for the first time since 1961. Our thoughts are with all those who were due to work with us this summer and our loyal audience. We are so grateful for the messages of support we have received over the past weeks and I am delighted that we have been able to reschedule all of our productions in 2021.

We are a charity which receives no public subsidy and so ticket sales in the summer months provide the vast majority of our income. Through creative programming, shrewd financial management and the backing of an ambitious audience always up for the thrilling, yet unpredictable, nature of open air theatre, we have built a successful and resilient business which has allowed us to weather this loss of an entire season.

However, with another whole year until we are able to welcome audiences again, if our audiences are able to do so, I would be very grateful if they would consider supporting us in one of three ways:

§ Buy tickets now for our 2021 season;
§ Join our Annual Membership scheme and benefit from discounts and special events; or
§ Make a one-off donation, helping us re-build our resilience fund as quickly as possible.

This support really is much appreciated by all of us at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, and we look forward to seeing everyone again in a sunnier 2021.”



Box Office 0333 400 3562* |
Inner Circle, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4NU

For information about Assisted Performances visit

*Lines open from 9am - 6pm, Monday – Friday. A £1.80 per ticket telephone booking fee applies. For Dragons and Mythical Beasts and MOREoutdoor events a £1.80 per ticket booking fee applies for telephone and online bookings (no booking fee when purchased in person at the box office counter).


101 Dalmatians
A New Musical
Book by Zinnie Harris, Music & Lyrics by Douglas Hodge
Based on the book by Dodie Smith

Saturday 15 May – Sunday 20 June 2021
First preview: 15 May
Press Night: Wednesday 26 May (7.45pm)

Tuesday – Sunday @ 7.45pm (gates 6.15pm)
Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday @ 2.15pm (gates 12.45pm)
No matinee 15, 19, 22 or 26 May | No evening performance on 16 or 23 May


Assisted Performances:
Captioned: Friday 11 June 19:45
BSL Interpreted: Thursday 3 June 19:45
Audio Described: Saturday 12 June 14:15

By William Shakespeare

Saturday 26 June – Saturday 24 July 2021
First preview: 26 June
Press Night: Friday 2 July (7.45pm)

Monday – Saturday @ 7.45pm (gates 6.15pm)
Thursday & Saturday @ 2.15pm (gates 12.45pm)
No matinee 26 June | No evening performance on 1 July


Assisted Performances:
BSL Interpreted: Friday 16 July 19:45
Audio Described: Saturday 17 July 14:15
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s
Music by Richard Rodgers
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Based on Ferenc Molnar’s Play “Liliom”
As adapted by Benjamin F. Glazer
Original Choreography by Agnes de Mille

Friday 30 July – Saturday 18 September 2021
First preview: 30 July
Press Night: Thursday 5 August (7.45pm)

Monday – Saturday @ 7.45pm (gates 6.15pm)
Thursday & Saturday @ 2.15pm (gates 12.45pm)
No matinee 31 July or 6 August


Assisted Performances:
BSL Interpreted: Friday 20 August 19:45
Low Stimulus Performance: Thursday, 26 August 14:15
Captioned: Friday 3 September 19:45
Audio Described: Saturday 4 September 14:15

Nicoll Entertainment presents
By Derek Bond

Tuesday 10 August – Sunday 5 September 2021

Monday – Wednesday @ 2.15pm (gates 1.45pm)
Friday & Sunday @ 10.30pm (gates 10am) & 1pm (gates 12.30pm)
Saturday @ 10.30am (gates 10am)
No performances on Thursdays or Friday 3 September

TICKETS FROM £17 (£15.20 ticket + £1.80 booking fee per ticket; no booking fee when purchased in person at the box office counter)

Assisted Performances:
BSL Interpreted: Wednesday 25 August 14:15