About The Dell

A man performs a song at The Dell, the RSC open air theatre.

Enjoy free open air theatre this summer.

We invite you to enjoy the summer weather and come along to The Dell, our open air theatre in the Avonbank Gardens.

The Dell was launched as part of the Complete Works Festival in 2006 and has hosted over 200 amateur theatre companies, community groups, schools, universities and professional theatre companies.

All performances are free and there is no need to book, but we advise you come along 10 – 15 minutes before the start of the performance.

Performances last approximately 1 hour 30 minutes. Please feel free to bring a picnic and rug. Performances will only be cancelled at the last possible moment if the weather is too bad for a performance to take place safely.

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