Theatre in the Park

Pack a picnic and head down to Preston Park this summer for a series of ‘not-to-be-missed’ outdoor theatre performances in the Bandstand Garden.

Tickets are on sale now, book your place by telephoning 01642 527 375 or visit the museum Welcome Desk.

Adult: £12 | Conc: £10 | Child: £8 | Family (2A+2C) £36 | Under 2’s: Free (ticket still required)

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Dotty the Dragon
Presented by Blunder Bus
Sunday 24 July, 4.30pm

This big-hearted tale of true friendship is told with magical songs, enchanting music and exquisite puppetry. There are plenty of laughs, lots of surprises and even a life-sized fire breathing dragon!

Suitable for children aged 3-7 years.

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Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
Presented by Illyria
Friday 29 July, 6pm

A brew of magic and mischief, a Midsummer Night’s Dream is the perfect Shakespearean comedy to be enjoyed on a moonlit summer evening. Suitable for all ages 5+

Running Time : 2 hrs 20 mins (including a 20 minute interval)


Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl (adapted by David Wood)
Presented by Illyria
Saturday 20 August, 6pm

Set in the 1950’s and through the eyes of a nine year old boy, Danny the Champion of the World is guaranteed to provide fun for all the family.

Suitable for all ages 5+
Running Time: 1hr 45mins (including 20 min interval)


Ratburger by David Walliams
Presented by Heartbreak Productions
Saturday 18 June and Thursday 7 July, 6pm

Following on from the successful 2015 adaptation of Mr Stink, (which David Walliams described as “Magnificent!”), Heartbreak Productions returns this summer with the theatrical premiere of “Ratburger”.
The story follows a young girl called Zoe, who has a lot of things to be unhappy about, including the school bully Tina Trotts, her dead hamster Gingernut and the dastardly Burger Man Burt.
Suitable for children aged 7+
Running time: 2hrs including 20minute interval