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Visit Knackershole Garden Theatre in Dulverton!

Make 2023 the year you visit Knackershole Garden Theatre in Dulverton!  Located a mile from Dulverton, this unique garden theatre will be open again in July and August, with some old friends returning and bookings from new companies. 

Guests arriving for an evening of open air theatre at Knackershole, Dulverton

On Tuesday 18 July we welcome back our friends from Cygnet Theatre, Exeter with William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  Directed by Amanda Knott, the grounds will be open from 5.30pm for a 7pm start.

Rehearsal under way at Knackershole Garden Theatre

Saturday 5 August brings firstly another Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet from Sun and Moon Theatre. The feud between the Montagues and Capulets has been reimagined as a rivalry between two family-run movie studios in the 1930s. Again the grounds open at 5.30pm for a 7pm start.

Romeo & Juliet reimagined at Knackershole Garden Theatre

The same timings apply to Wednesday 9 August when Calf to Cow, who entertained so well with The Wind in the Willows, return to us with their new production of Lewis Carroll’s The Jabberwocky and Other Nonsense.
On Sunday 13 August, Tethered Wits Theatre Company from Gloucestershire are bringing us a double header.  Dr Doolittle, a one hour show for all the family starts at 2pm and The Great Gatsby is at 5pm.  Grounds will be open from 1pm.
Friday 18 August marks the return of The Last Baguette Theatre Company with Pandora’s Box, written by Sunday Times award-winning playwright Tiff Woodsmith & directed by Susana Alcantud.  Starting at 7pm the grounds and bar will be open from 5.30.

Pandora’s Box at Knackershole Garden Theatre

The final offering is on Saturday 26 August when Up Close Theatre from Bideford present their production of The Day of The Triffids, a vintage radio play live on stage..  Their last production in Dulverton was their adaptation of The War of the Worlds, a play about the production of the famous radio broadcast which was superb.  We expect nothing less!  Note that this play is one hour earlier than others and starts at 6pm.
Please remember that, generally speaking, the garden is open for picnics and bar purchases about one and a half hours before the show starts.  We ask that you look out for local signposting when coming to Knackershole because strict adherence to satellite navigation devices can easily encourage you to approach from a direction which makes it impossible to turn into the car park and where you will be face to face with other traffic in a narrow lane. 
Tickets for any of these performances are available here :- Exmoor Studios