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Outdoor Theatre 2021

We are so looking forward to Outdoor Theatre coming back to Hartland Abbey in 2021! Thanks to Richard Wolfenden-Brown of The Plough Arts Centre we are really excited to be hosting some wonderful shows for all ages. Don’t forget rugs or your own chairs. For more information visit

Wednesday 30th June 7pm  ‘Henry V’ by William Shakespeare performed by The Festival Players    £13/10

Tuesday 13th July 5pm ‘Robin Hood’ performed by The Three Inch Fools    £13/10

Wednesday 21st July 7pm ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by William Shakespeare performed by The Duke’s Theatre Co.   £13/10

Monday 2nd August 5pm ‘Mr. Stink’ by David Walliams performed by Heartbreak Productions   £13/10

Tuesday 3rd August 7pm ‘HMS Pinafore’ by Gilbert and Sullivan performed by Illyria  £15/13

Tuesday 17th August 5pm ‘The Further Adventures of ‘Dr. Dolittle’ performed by Illyria  £13/10

Wednesday 18th August 7pm ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ by William Shakespeare performed by The Three Inch Fools    £13/10

Until further notice we will not be providing the bar and barbecue so please bring your picnics with you! The Old Kitchen Tea Rooms at Hartland Abbey will also provide cream teas, savoury food (their posh sausage rolls are THE best!) as takeaways for the afternoon performances between Sundays to Thursdays. (The tearoom is not open on Fridays and Saturdays). If you require a full picnic for a matinee or evening performance please ring the Tearoom to order in advance on 01237440044 between 11 – 5pm (Suns to Thurs) or check out their Facebook page The Old Kitchen Tearoom at Hartland Abbey.

Come and enjoy some more really great theatre productions this summer at Hartland Abbey.  Set against the backdrop of this historic house the 2021 productions promise to keep theatregoers of all ages and tastes entertained with some fantastic productions from our favourite travelling theatre companies. It is a perfect reason to get together with family and friends, bring rugs or chairs and picnics and enjoy a spectacular afternoon’s entertainment or a night under the stars!

Many people make a longer day out visiting the fascinating house with its beautiful gardens and a leisurely lunch or tea in the Old Kitchens Tea Rooms before the performance begins.


Grounds open free to those attending performances 1 hour before start of 5pm shows, 2 hours before 7pm shows.

Bring rugs/low backed seating/picnics. Ice creams. Cream teas before 5pm shows.


Please contact the Plough booking office direct on 01805 624624 or online via:

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“Plough Community Theatre created a surreal comedic air that gave a sense of a rural community in an isolated grip of madness….we became part of this insanity and had a jolly good laugh” Tony Glynn North Devon Journal (On ‘Lark Rise’ 2013).

Hartland Abbey is off the A39 between Bideford and Bude. Take B3248 through Hartland village towards Hartland Quay.