Bath's newest open-air
theatre festival

29th July - 13th August. 20+ performances.
Premier and family tickets available.

29th July - 13th August.
20+ performances.
Premier tickets available.

The Garden Theatre Festival

Be immersed in the world of cheeky toads, Shakespeare galore, beautiful cabaret, slapstick, laughter, and so much more.

Sip a beer under a warm sunset, relax on your rolled out blanket, at Bath’s newest open-air theatre festival.

The Garden Theatre Festival is back in Bath for its second year. Bigger, better and with even more laughter. This year’s festival will be your chance to make fantastic memories with the ones you love in the magical gardens of the Holbourne Museum. With a whole host of events from children’s theatre to late night music events, there’s something for everyone!

Featuring superb performances, music and comedy from renowned companies such as, The Three Inch Fools, The Handlebards, Peoples String Foundation and Bath’s very own Calf2Cow.

So bring your chairs, blankets and snacks, find a spot, grab a bottle from our own outdoor garden bar, and settle in for Bath’s newest, most memorable event of the summer!

2022 Lineup

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Standard:

Adult: £16
Child (under 16): £11
Family (2 adults + 2 children): £45

Premier ticket:

Access to the venue thirty minutes before main doors. This gives you the opportunity to get your preferred spot in the garden. Half a bottle of prosecco, or soft drink alternative, per ticket. Luxury nibbles (vegan).

Adult: £30
Child: £25 (excludes prosecco, complimentary soft drink included)
Family (two adults to children): £75

General admission door times will be confirmed prior to the event (you’ll receive an email from us), but in most cases you will be able to access the festival an hour before the event starts.

Premiere ticket holders will also have their door time confirmed prior to the event (you’ll receive an email from us), but in most cases you’ll be able to access the venue an hour and a half before the performance (30 mins earlier than general admission). 

The BBQ will be open during evening performances from 17:00 – 19:30/20:00, with extended hours on specific days. Information will be available at the event to let you know if the BBQ is staying open past these times.

The bar will be open during evening performances from 17:00 – 20:00/20:30, with extended hours on specific days. Information will be available at the event to let you know if the bar is scheduled to stay open past 20:30. 

Baby changing areas are available for use on the ground floor of the Holburne Museum. All events are pushchair accessible. 

Fully accessible and disabled toilets are available for use on the ground floor of the Holburne Museum.

All events will have an on-site first aider ready to respond to any emergencies. 

All events are wheelchair accessible. 

Our whole festival is relaxed and welcoming, but there is a formally relaxed showing of Wind and the Willows at 2pm on Friday 5th August.  

During the daytime paid parking is available at the Holburne Museum, as well as on the surrounding roads. During the evening free parking is available after 7pm at the Holburne and on the surrounding roads.

The Garden Bar is an exciting new addition to the festival. 

Our outdoor bar within the festival setting sells cold drinks and hot BBQ food – the perfect way to top up your picnics at the interval or grab a drink after the show. Or if packing a picnic is not for you, we have you covered!
 
The bar is open 1:30hr before each show begins ( Excluding morning shows) and closes at 10:15pm each evening. Allowing you to stay after the show and enjoy more time with friends and family.
 
Food and Drink Menus TBC.

After the evening performances finish the Garden Bar will remain open for people to relax and enjoy the atmosphere. On certain evenings expect surprise pop-up live music performances.

For shows starting at 7pm, premier ticket holders can arrive at 5:30pm to relax and enjoy the venue. For other show times, premier ticket holders can arrive thirty minutes early. Enjoying the space is all part of the GTF experience.