South East London’s favourite theatre company returned to the parks with Tales from the Arabian Nights. Picked by Time Out, The Evening Standard and The Metro as one of their top five family theatre experiences this summer!
1-6 August, Southwark Park | 9-19 August, Greenwich Park
BSL interpreted performance 11 August
Tales from the Arabian Nights is family friendly promenade theatre – our version of travelling the silk route. The classic stories were told across the trading routes running from East Asia to North Africa – they were told live in market places and coffee shops.We are excited to be back in the parks with a wonderful reimagining of the classic Tales from the Arabian Nights – Join us for an adventure, a visual feast, a storytelling delight.
TICKETS: Adult £20 | Child £12* | Senior £14
6 or more tickets £14 each. 2 for £34.
We aren’t posting tickets out so please don’t worry when you don’t receive them! Just come to the box office at the bandstand on the day and give your name. *Children under 4 years go free.
Online sales close at 1pm on the day of a performance.
You can still book tickets in person by cash or card. Just come to the box office by the bandstand from 45 mins before the show starts. Only tickets for that evening’s performance will be on sale in the park.
SEE FAQ BELOW for some useful FAQs about our summer outdoor show.
Pre & post-show menu at The Trafalgar Tavern
Our friends at The Trafalgar Tavern are generously supporting the show and have created a special theatre express menu that you can enjoy before or after the show. You can find them at Park Row, London SE10 9NW.
We are not posting out tickets so please don’t worry when you don’t receive them! Just come to our box office by the bandstand in the park from 45 minutes before the show starts on the day and give your name. We will email you roughly 2 days before the performance for which you’ve booked with more information.
Buying tickets on the day
Online sales will close at 1pm on the day of a performance. If you’d like to come to see the show that night you can still book tickets in person by cash or card. Just come to our box office by the bandstand from 45 minutes before the show starts. You can only book tickets for that day’s performance in the park.
How do I find you in the park?
The bandstand will be the starting point for the show in both parks.
We estimate the show will last for 2 hours and 30 minutes, including an interval.
The show is outdoors
This is an outdoor, evening show which moves around the park as night falls. Please wear clothing suitable for our variable British climate and be prepare to walk short distances between scenes. Please assume the performance is going ahead whatever the weather. In the very unlikely circumstance that we cancel a performance we will contact you as far in advance as possible.
Travel – Greenwich Park
Greenwich Park is well-served by bus routes. If you are travelling by train we recommend Blackheath or Greenwich railway stations, allowing around 15 minutes to walk to the bandstand. Parking is available within the park via the Blackheath gate and is free to use after 6pm. The postcode for electronic device users is SE10 8QY, but note this is for guidance only as the park covers a large area. For more information about buses & other travel options please go to:https://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/greenwich-park/visitor-information/opening-times-and-getting-here
After the performance
St Mary’s Gate (pedestrian only) and Blackheath Gate (car & pedestrian) will be open at the end of the performance. Please be aware that either gate is at least a 5 minute walk from the bandstand where the performance starts and finishes. Please note we are unable to open the Maze Hill exit at the end of the performance.
Seating and refreshments
Stools, rugs and chairs will be provided to sit on and you will be asked to carry them with you as the performance moves around the park.
There will be a bar onsite serving beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks for your refreshment.
Pre & post-show menu at The Trafalgar Tavern
Our friends at The Trafalgar Tavern are generously supporting the show and have created a special theatre express menu that you can enjoy before/ after the show. You can find them at Park Row, London SE10 9NW.
We have two portaloos available for our audience to use.
Access and mobility
The performance moves around the park and requires the audience to walk short distances between scenes. If you find walking more difficult we suggest you come to a Southwark Park performance where the ground is flatter.
For more information please contact us on 020 7237 4434.