Open Air Theatre at Ordsall Hall

Open Air Theatre

The Hall's gardens provide the perfect setting for a unique theatre experience, with the chance to purchase a picnic to enjoy during the play.

Gates open an hour before each event. Please feel free to bring your own chair(s) and refreshments. Alternatively, why not pre-order a picnic from us for just £7.95 (includes Fentimans traditional drink, salad pots, vegetarian tartlets, filled roll (v), gourmet crisps and a delicious slice of cake) in advance for collection on the night.

The Smartest Giant in Town

Smartest Giant in Town

Thursday 17 August 2017, 10:00am and 2:00pm
Cost: Tickets start from £8.00, booking required

Folksy Theatre present the much loved Julia Donaldson favourite, The Smartest Giant in Town in the gardens of Ordsall Hall.

George was the scruffiest giant in town. But one day, when he sees a shop stocking giant-size clothes, he decides it's time to update his image. With smart clothes, George is a new man. However, as he journeys home, he meets various animals who desperately need his help. George's kind heart and generosity take him on an adventure where he discovers that it's now how you look that's important but how you feel.

Folksy's musical adaptation of Julia Donaldson's wonderful book will be filled with puppetry, colourful characters and songs that will have you clapping and singing along!

Bring along your picnics, blankets, folding chairs and friends and family to enjoy this wonderful open-air production!

Both performances are now SOLD OUT.

A Wild Walk - The Golden Thief

A Wild Walk

Sunday 20 August 2017, 11:00am-12:00pm & 2:00-3:00pm
Cost: £8.00, booking required

Explorers, wanderers and daring adventurers - we want you!

Join us in the gardens of Ordsall Hall as theatre company Babbling Vagabonds take us on a Wild Walk theatre adventure to discover the rascal who has been stealing the King's golden apples. Pick your wits against riddlers, puzzle makers and a useless wolf to see if you can discover who is the Golden Thief!

This is a 'for all the family' event but it is an outside theatrical walk and will take about an hour to complete so please come prepared with good walking shoes, a rain coat and other outdoorsy things.