Booking for the Garden Theatre

We can't wait to welcome you back to our live performances in the Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Garden Theatre this summer.

The Garden Theatre is an outdoor space and with safety measures around Covid-19, and so attending a show is a different experience to watching a performance in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre or Swan Theatre.

If you want to know more about our Covid-19 procedures and how we will be keeping our staff, actors and visitors safe during these shows, please visit our Your Safety page.

Here are some frequently asked questions about accessing our outdoor performances and booking for the Garden Theatre. We keep this page updated as restrictions and guidelines change, so you know what to expect on your visit. 

Booking for the Garden Theatre

  • What is the capacity of the Garden Theatre?

  • Will this be a full production of The Comedy of Errors?

  • Can I choose my seats?

  • Are there assisted performances?

  • How accessible is the Garden Theatre?

  • What do Garden Theatre tickets cost and what kind of tickets are available?

  • Do I have to buy in advance?

  • Will there be social distancing?

  • When should I arrive for the performance?

  • What facilities will be open?

  • Can I buy food and drink?

  • Can I bring my own food and drink?

  • Will there be an interval?

  • What if it rains?

  • If I am affected in any way by Covid, can I cancel my tickets?

  • Are children and babes-in-arms permitted?

  • What if I need to leave my seat during the performance?

  • Will the gardens still be accessible?


If we have to cancel the performance before the advertised start time or before the interval, ticket holders will be entitled to a full refund or a free exchange for a future performance. If we have to cancel the performance after the interval, ticket holders will be offered a free exchange into another performance but refunds won’t be available.

If you find you cannot attend the performance for a reason to do with the pandemic, we will offer a free exchange or credit note up to 24 hours before the performance.