Birmingham open air theatre dates announced

Chapterhouse provides “magical theatre in magical surroundings”.

Chapterhouse Theatre Company is now in its eighteenth year of touring open-air theatre to stunning country houses, castles and heritage sites across the UK and Ireland. From the first year of performances at some thirty venues with Romeo and Juliet in 2000, Chapterhouse now visits over 170 venues every year, and has become a greatly anticipated addition to thousands of theatre-goers’ calendars.

Each year, Chapterhouse visits beautiful castles, country estates and heritage sites with adaptations of literature’s most loved stories, where audiences are invited to bring along a rug and a picnic, with maybe a glass of something chilled to wash it all down, for a wonderful evening out with family and friends.

Over the years, Chapterhouse has established itself as one of the most successful and critically acclaimed touring companies in the country, travelling with adaptations of literature’s most celebrated writers, including William Shakespeare, Arthur Conan Doyle, Jane Austen and works by the Brontë sisters. The company is now organising its fourth national tour of China. This follows three hugely successful ventures, with The Jungle Book, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and most recently, Wuthering Heights.

The company will be appearing three times in Birmingham during the summer. The first of these takes place at the Botanical Gardems in Edgbaston on Wednesday 19th July when Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre will be staged. This will be followed by another performance at the Botanical Gardens, this time a special revival of Pride and Prejudice to mark the 200th Anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, on Wednesday 16th August.

A third event will be staged indoors at the mac, with an adaptation of Peter Pan on Saturday 26th August.

For details of all Chapterhouse’s performances, visit