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Rutland Open Air Theatre

Tolethorpe Hall, Stamford PE9 4BH, England
01780 754381
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Ranked #3 of 19 attractions in Stamford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
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Leicester
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

As always I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to Tolethorpe. Not a huge Shakespeare fan (I much preferred The productions of Dads Army the company did ) but the setting is magical. The acting for this play was excellent throughout especially all the male characters. The costumes and staging were really lovely. Fabulous picnic area and nice bar.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Had a fun time with my nephews. The weather was lovely and the kids enjoyed the beautiful compound which was ideal for our picnic. I could see that the play was definitely aimed towards children because my 2 little nephews really enjoyed it with the music, dancing and bright costumes. Definitely recommend it to families for an excellent summers day... More

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We had a wonderful evening at the preview to Alice. The rain held off, so we were able to have a lovely picnic in the grounds - phew! And the performance was brilliant. I remember listening to the Alice stories as a child on cassette tapes (yes I am that old!) and I am pleased to say that this production... More

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We also went to see Alice in wonderland on the preview night like the previous comment. However I felt I must say that although there was one or two hiccups, I did not feel that it was anywhere as bad as the previous comment portrayed. I found the overall performance very enjoyable. Alice stood out for me. On a preview... More

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Maidenhead
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

As a regular visitor over the years to Tolethorpe it pains me to write a negative review although not as much as it pained me to sit through last nights performance of Alice in Wonderland. I've always been so impressed at how the company lift themselves so highly above amateur status but quite frankly this production rates as more a... More

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Langtoft
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Excellent acting (well done to amateurs involved) and amazing open air scenery. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The book group I belong to go to a performance every year. And we are rarely disappointed. The setting is magical, and the sets are always inventive, making the most of the natural features. It's wonderful to take a posh picnic and sit out on the grass, waiting for the call to go in for the performance. The theatre group... More

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

It has a variety of shows each summer mainly but not entirely Shakespeare. The audience is undercover so only the performers get wet!

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

As locals, my husband and I have visited Tolethorpe many times, in fact this year we went to 2 plays. We are big Shakespeare fans, but every year there is another, non-Shakespeare play, so something for all tastes. The setting is so beautiful, on a nice day it's worth taking a pre-play picnic to enjoy in the grounds (there is... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

I visited with family in July. We had a magical evening: Pimms in the elegant bar followed by a delicious three course meal (great service, lovely setting and fresh wholesome salads etc..) Later we made our way to the open air theatre for a performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream. We were impressed by the set, costumes and very high... More

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