Bath's newest open-air
theatre festival

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

The hills are alive with the return of this critically acclaimed Off Broadway and West End hit.

Julie Madly Deeply by Sarah-Louise Young

29 Jul 2022 14:00

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An Evening without Kate Bush

An Evening without Kate Bush

29 Jul 2022 19:00

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The Importance of Being Earnest by Slapstic Picnic

31 Jul 2022 18:00

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Creative artwork for Misfits by Fourth Monkey

Misfits by Fourth Monkey

1 Aug 2022 19:00

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Wind In the Willows

Wind in the Willows by Calf2Cow

2 Aug - 6 Aug (various times)

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Hero and Leander

Hero & Leander, Or, I Love You, But Everything’s Under Water

5 Aug 2022 20:30

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King Arthur by The Last Baguette theatre company

King Arthur by The Last Baguette theatre company

7 Aug 2022 (various times)

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Creative imagery for Charlie Locke and the Quest for Confidence showing an illustration of Charlie and the show title

Charlie Locke and the Quest for Confidence by TSE Creative Productions and Solent University

8 Aug 2022 14:00

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Twelfth Night by The Three Inch Fools

9 Aug 2022 19:00

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Cue an explosive evening of short fuses and tall tales, as five actors try to pull off the most infamous conspiracy in history.

The Gunpowder Plot by The Three Inch Fools

10 Aug 2022 (various times)

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Much Ado About Murder by Heartbreak Productions

11 Aug 2022 19:00

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The Beast Will Rise by Philip Ridley

12 Aug 2022 19:00

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Everybody clap your pans – it’s time for The Rascally Diner! Join chef Rufus in this fun-filled, messy performance about food.

The Rascally Dinner by LasTheatre

12 Aug 2022 11:30

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INFO

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

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.