Our popular Garden Theatre returns to the Swan Gardens for a limited summer season in July and August 2024.

We will be bringing The Holloway Garden Theatre back with a joyful one hour, 20-minute staging of William Shakespeare’s timeless comedy As You Like It, directed by Brendan O’Hea.

We'll also have a series of family-friendly workshops and events on offer in the Garden Theatre, as well as a new re-interpretation of The Two Gentlemen of Verona by young people aged 13-18 from the RSC’s talent development pipeline Next Generation Act.  

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A picture of the Garden Theatre from summer 2021. Outside on a sunny day, there are actors on a blue patterned stage in front of an audience with the Swan Theatre in the background
Image of The Garden Theatre shows the 2021 production of The Comedy of Errors directed by Phillip Breen and designed by Max Jones.
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About The Garden Theatre

We built The Garden Theatre during the Covid-19 pandemic. This temporary outdoor performance space in the Swan Gardens provides outdoor seating for up to 500 people and great views of the stage. The Garden Theatre returns to the Swan Gardens for 2024.


The Holloway Garden Theatre is generously supported by Charles Holloway OBE