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THE 2019 SEASON IS SOON TO BE ANNOUNCED - WATCH THIS SPACE!

Thank you to the many thousands of you who joined us for our 15th Season last year. We will soon be letting you know about this year’s wonderful season so do keep in touch. Meanwhile why not tweet us @LDNfreeopenair to let us know your favourite moments - don't forget to check back here for news of 2019. See you in the summer! 

IMAGES FROM 2018 SEASON -

OUR 2018 CAST

The cast, who performed in both shows, combine touring and West End experience with drama school graduates giving their debut performances. Adrian Decosta (Arthur in King Arthur and Tin Man in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz) has performed in the West End, as well as the National Theatre and with the RSC, while Emma Hoey (Dorothy in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Gawynn in King Arthur) makes her professional debut after graduating from Mountview. They were joined by Sarah Agha (Homeland), Siobhan Cha Cha (Autopsy: The Last Days of Lisa Lopes), Hadley Smith (Richard III, Swan Theatre), Tom Gordon (Pride and Prejudice, Courtyard Theatre Hereford), Henry Wyrley-Birch (Timothy, The Vaults), Eva Fontaine (After Orlando, Vibrant Festival), and PK Taylor, who performed in The Odyssey for London’s Free Open Air Theatre last summer.

Friends from The WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ - In the Daily TELEGRAPH

Friends from The WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ - In the Daily TELEGRAPH

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OUR PHILOSOPHY

All the great civilizations of the world are rooted in extraordinary tales of gods and monsters, heroes and heroines, good and evil. We are dedicated to sharing the myths and legends of the recent and distant past which define who we are today. Our aim is to bring local communities together by enabling all people, irrespective of age, education, financial circumstances, physical ability or ethnic background, to access and participate in stimulating and entertaining free theatre. 

A JEWEL IN LONDON’S CROWN
Let’s hope and prey the company never closes
— Jo Good BBC London 2018
The Audience is amongst the most diverse you’ll see in any London Theatre.
— Time Out
Come rain or shine, the Open Air Theatre at The Scoop has been delighting audiences since 2003, with a terrific free programme that has ranged from lively musicals to Greek classics. As well as packing in the crowds...by breaking down the perceived barriers of the arts, to attract a highly diverse and enthusiastic audience. Long may it continue!
— Boris Johnson