History

London’s Free Open-Air Theatre Season was established in 2003 when its founder Phil Willmott stumbled across the Scoop amphitheatre as part of the large-scale regeneration project that was taking place between London Bridge and Tower Bridge. Collaborating with producer Suzanna Rosenthal, they created accessible and inclusive productions annually at the Scoop. This season of free, accessible and inclusive theatre has continued at The Scoop ever since.

In 2006 London’s Free Open-Air Theatre Season were the recipients of the Peter Brook Award for Innovation.

Now in its 16th year, the project continues to make classic texts and new work accessible and enjoyable to all, irrespective of age, education, ethnicity, financial means or physical ability, offering opportunities to diverse directors, actors and other theatrical creatives.