Information on the new ticket system and pricing for Romeo and Juliet in 2020 is now on the TICKETS page.
Patrons enjoying their picnic on the field

Your Visit

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Return Boat Travel

Boat travel is provided by Brownsea Island Ferries. This service is included in the price of your theatre ticket.

The boats for the theatre leave from Poole Quay only, at approximately 5:00pm, 5:30pm, 6:00pm, 6:20pm and 6:40pm. The journey lasts for about 20 minutes.

Return boats operate at the end of the show to return you to Poole Quay as quickly as possible. Due to the nature of outdoor productions, we cannot guarantee an exact return time.

Car Parks

  • Quay Visitors: Multi-storey, 550 spaces (6 disabled). Postcode: BH15 1SB
  • Hill Street: Multi-story, 335 spaces (4 disabled). Postcode: BH15 1NR
  • Harbourside Park 1: Pay & Display, 205 spaces (4 disabled). Postcode: BH15 1UX
  • Harbourside Park 2: Pay & Display, 119 spaces (4 disabled). Postcode: BH15 1UX

Catering

Didn't pack a picnic? No problem - just visit Gillian's Catering in the refreshment tent for sandwiches, filled rolls, cheese scones, sausage rolls, plus a range of snacks and delicious cakes (including lemon drizzle cake, Dorset apple cake and gluten free macaroons). They also sell wine, Pimms and  G&T, plus soft drinks, water and a full range of hot drinks. Open before the show and in the interval.

Gillian's Catering at Brownsea Open Air Theatre

Accessibility

People with Limited Mobility need to be aware of the following policy specified by Brownsea Island Ferries Ltd:-

“We welcome disabled customers on board our vessels, but for safe access a small degree of mobility is needed by everyone. Due to the jetty and vessel design, adults who use wheelchairs must be able to walk (assisted if necessary) just a few steps for access at boarding gates, as crews are not permitted to lift occupied wheelchairs. Each wheelchair must be accompanied by an attendant to assist a disabled person in the event of an emergency on board. In all cases the number of wheelchairs that may be carried is at the absolute discretion of the vessel’s Master.”

Anyone needing clarification of this should contact Brownsea Island Ferries Ltd.

BOAT provide transport at the quay on Brownsea Island for any patron who has difficulty making their own way to Church Field where the performances take place. This does not have to be pre-booked.

Great place to go to for a summer picnic & watch a Shakespeare play!!

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A wonderful evening spent on beautiful Brownsea Island

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