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Outdoor Theatre 2020

Wonderful news – Outdoor Theatre is coming back to the Hartland Abbey lawns for 2020! Free entry to the lawn only one hour max before start of performance. Don’t forget rugs or your own chairs. The loos will be ONE IN ONE OUT! For more information visit

Wednesday 5th August 7pm  ‘Twelfth Night’ by William Shakespeare performed by The Pantaloons    £13/10

Wednesday 12th August 5pm ‘Alice in Lockdown’ performed by Heartbreak Productions    £13/10

Thursday 3rd September 3pm and 5pm ‘Wind in the Willows’ performed by Illyria    £12/10

Saturday 5th September 5pm ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ performed by the Three Inch Fools £13/10

Please note: We will not have our usual bar or barbecue at these performances but The Old Kitchen Tea Rooms at Hartland Abbey will be providing cream teas, savoury food (their posh sausage rolls are THE best!) as takeaways for the afternoon performances. 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 2020 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 picnic chairs 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.

All thanks to Richard Wolfenden Brown of the Plough Arts Centre who has managed to organise these performances to go ahead during this difficult time!


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. Refreshments. Bar. Barbecue, 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.