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Outdoor Theatre 2022

Come and enjoy some really great theatre productions this summer at Hartland Abbey.  Set against the backdrop of this historic house the 2022 productions promise to keep theatregoers of all ages and tastes entertained with some fantastic shows 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!

It is exciting that we can get back to normal this year after two difficult years! Thanks to Richard Wolfenden-Brown of The Plough Arts Centre we are thrilled to be hosting these shows. Don’t forget rugs,  your own chairs and picnics, especially for June 8th as no BBQ on that day. The BBQ and bar will be back from the July shows onwards. For more information visit


7pm Wed 8 June            Sun & Moon Theatre            Much Ado About Nothing            £13/11/10


5pm Sun 24 July            BoxTree Productions           The Three Musketeers 5yrs+       £13/11/10

(+ drama workshop    6-11yrs    3pm – 4.30pm  £5  tbc)


5pm Thurs 4 Aug            The Last Baguette                King Arthur                                    £13/11/10       

(+ drama workshop    6-11yrs    3pm – 4.30pm  £5 tbc)


5pm Tues 16 Aug             Heartbreak Productions     Awful Auntie by David Walliams      £13/11/10

(+ drama workshop    6-11yrs    3pm – 4.30pm  £5 tbc)


7pm Thurs 25 Aug           The Three Inch Fools      Twelfth Night                            £13/11/10


Tickets £13 (£11 Plough Supporters, £10 Under 18yrs)

Box Office: 01805 624624

Online Bookings via

NB There will not be the Bar and BBQ on 8th June. Cream teas and savoury food will be available in The Old Kitchen Tea Rooms 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.

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.