The award-winning Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre is a London landmark, located in the centre of a Royal Park.
Established in 1932, the theatre is the oldest, professional, permanent outdoor theatre in Britain, located in the heart of Regent’s Park. With a capacity of 1256, the theatre is one of the largest in London, and over 160,000 people visit the theatre each year during its limited 18-week season. The theatre is celebrated for its bold and dynamic productions, known for its revivals of classic musicals and plays.
Timothy Sheader and William Village have been Joint Chief Executives since 2007, with productions including the Olivier Award winning Hello, Dolly! and Into The Woods. The theatre’s production of Crazy For You in 2011 transferred directly to the West End, winning Olivier Awards for Best Musical Revival and Best Costume Design. In 2017, the theatre’s hugely successful production of Jesus Christ Superstar won the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival, playing during both the 2016 and 2017 seasons.
The theatre aims to reach new audiences beyond the Park: it has toured several of its productions around the UK and Ireland, and others have transferred to the West End, New York, and Chicago.