Brighton Open Air Theatre tickets on sale now

We love a slice of outdoor theatre and few places do it better than the Brighton Open Air Theatre, or BOAT for a smaller mouthful.

They’re back for their tenth season in May and, to celebrate, they’re kicking off with a brand-new production of late founder Adrian Bunting’s play Kemble’s Riot, which won ‘Best Play’ at its 2011 Fringe debut.

The uproarious play dramatises the three months of riots that ensued at the Covent Garden Theatre in the 1800s when then-manager John Kemble put ticket prices up to pay for its rebuilding after the theatre was destroyed in a fire. It’s perfectly suited to BOAT’s amphitheatre as the audience are very much a part of the anarchic action.

Tickets are now on sale and, as well as Kemble’s Riot, you’ll be able to book shows from a jam-packed programme of old favourites and fresh new artists across theatre, music, drag, comedy, dance, and more.

Whatever you go and see, it’s always worth heading there early with a picnic to enjoy the (fingers crossed) sunshine before the shows get underway – bring your own or stock up at their on-site bar. We’d also recommend bringing a cushion and multiple layers for when the sun goes down, although you can get brollies and blankets at the bar or from the friendly volunteers if you want to avoid the cart-horse look.

Season starts on Friday 3rd May
Brighton Open Air Theatre, Dyke Road Park, Dyke Rd, Brighton, Hove BN3 6EH