NEWS: New Canopy for Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre
City arts organisation Chester Performs has unveiled plans to create new covered seating for this summer’s highly anticipated Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre season.
The custom made 320-seat wooden structure is set to see an exciting new development with the introduction of a gladiatorial-style canopy over part of the terrace seating.
Andrew Bentley of Chester Performs has said of the addition “Now in its third year, the theatre hasreally established itself as a major cultural venue in the North West and is the only full time professional open air theatre company outside London.
“The addition of a canopy reflects the needs of a wider audience and the new covered seats will offer both shelter and great views. They are already proving popular and are being snapped up by eager theatre-goers taking advantage of the opportunity to plan ahead and book early.
”It is anticipated that the 2012 season will see 11,500 customers descend on the unique picnic theatre from the across the region and beyond to enjoy the high-quality productions.
From 6thJuly – 19thAugust, 49 performances of two new productions; Shakespeare’s much-loved comedy Twelfth Night and a new sequel from award-winning writer Glyn Maxwell entitled Masters Are You Mad? will be played out in ‘rep’ by a full-size cast of some of the country’s leading acting talent.
Tickets start from just £12.50 and audiences can now choose from picnic spaces -grassed areas to spread out with chairs and rugs, picnic terraces, wide bench-style seating, and the new covered picnic terraces which will provide some of the best views of the entire theatre. The ever-popular VIP packages are also available.
For more information including how to book, visit http://www.grosvenorparkopenairtheatre.co.uk/