Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre shows, dates and tickets

Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre 2024 shows

Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre has revealed its 2024 season of shows!

The Chester venue will open from July – September with three shows being presented over the (hopefully!) sunny months.

The Gangs of New York (19 July – 31 August)

Starting the theatre season with a bang, audiences are in for a thrilling treat with a fresh adaptation of “The Gangs of New York,” drawn from Herbert Asbury’s iconic book. This adaptation delves into the tales from the infamous Five Points neighbourhood in lower Manhattan.

Crafted by the acclaimed writer, Kieran Lynn, and brought to vivid life under the direction of John Young, known for his celebrated productions like “Merry Wives of Windsor” (2021) and “Romeo and Juliet” (2023), this bold retelling ensures to enthral audiences with its gripping narrative and dynamic performances.


The Importance of Being Earnest (9 August – 1 September)

At Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, audiences can anticipate a hilarious rendition of Oscar Wilde’s timeless classic, The Importance of Being Earnest.

This beloved comedy of manners, directed by Natasha Rickman (Little Women), promises to delight theatregoers with its wit, charm, and enduring humour.


The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (27 July – 22 August)

For families seeking a magical adventure, Storyhouse presents The Wonderful Wizard of Oz walkabout theatre experience, immersing audiences in the enchanting world of Dorothy, Toto, and their companions.

Alex McGonagall will direct this spellbinding production, with Elizabeth Wright as the mastermind behind the production design.

Where to get tickets

Tickets are now on sale via the Storyhouse website here. Storyhouse Members get 10% off all tickets.


Suzie Henderson, Creative Director at Storyhouse said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to present our summer lineup for Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre. With an eclectic mix of performances and events, we’re eager to welcome audiences back to immerse themselves in the enchanting world of live entertainment against the picturesque backdrop of Grosvenor Park.

“At GPOAT, we’re known for our distinct storytelling style, blending live music, heartfelt emotions, with comic relief to create unforgettable experiences. This summer, our bar and food offerings will be bigger and better than ever, catering to both theatergoers and those simply seeking a relaxing summer vibe in our beautiful outdoor setting.

“It’s truly a highlight of our year, and the entire team at Storyhouse is thrilled to share this exciting news with our beloved community. Get ready to fall in love with GPOAT all over again! We are.”

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Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.