The Dell

The Dell, Avonbank Gardens
Weekends between Saturday 6 June and Sunday 30 August 2015

Enjoy free open air theatre this summer at The Dell, our outdoor stage in Avonbank Gardens. Performances take place every weekend in June, July and August.

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.


This year we welcome back a number of amateur groups from Open Stages, our flagship project engaging with amateur theatre companies from across the UK. Open Stages encourages amateur companies to step out of their comfort zone and to try something new, whether that is performing Shakespeare for the first time or devising a new adaptation of their own.


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'With hey, ho, the wind and the rain.'
Performances will only be cancelled at the last possible moment if the weather is too bad for a performance to take place safely.

Find out more about some of the companies performing and their journey to The Dell through our blogs.

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