Outdoor Theatre FAQs


The running time for the performance is 2 hours including a 15 minute interval.

Gates open 1 hour before the performance and garden entry is included in your ticket

You can buy tickets from Dukes Theatre Company website here. Tickets will not be available at our Visitor Centre.

Seating is not provided but you are able to bring your own garden, camping chairs or blankets. People on blankets will be advised to sit in the first 5 metres in front of the stage as the audience area is on a flat level throughout.

We welcome guests of all abilities and levels of mobility. For wheelchair and mobility scooter users and those with limited mobility, Trentham is all on one level with low ramped access to most facilities. There will be a lift in operation for assistance onto the Church Flats area.

Dukes also offers a free companion ticket with every accessible purchase. Please email info@thedukestheatrecompany.co.uk with name, email address, venue, date and time of performance required.

Picnicking is encouraged before and during the performance, and at the interval. There is also a bar offering refreshments and snacks, plus plenty of restaurants onsite for pre-show dinners.

Please be prepared for performances to continue in all eventualities, with the exception of persistent rain and/or wind.

We can only admit assistance dogs to our performances due to capacity in the arena.

Yes, we recommend suitability for children 5+.