Hertford Castle Open Air Theatre - The Reluctant Dragon
Don’t let the extra daylight hours dwindle away, head to Hertford Castle to enjoy open-air entertainment this summer.
Hertford Castle will be hosting two open air theatre performances in its grounds for you to enjoy with friends and the whole family. Bring along a picnic, or treat yourself to the food stalls* and bar available, sit back, relax and enjoy the show!
* Ice cream & bar only
The Reluctant Dragon
“You’ve got to fight him some time or other you know, ’cos he’s St George and you’re the dragon…”
When a boy finds a dragon up on the Downs he’s not in the least surprised. He's always known the cave was a dragon cave, so it seems only right for a dragon to be living in it. But this particular dragon is different - this dragon writes poetry and doesn’t like fighting!
However, it’s common knowledge that when there’s a dragon you call for St George and, with a dragon in the neighbourhood, the towns folk are expecting a fight. Can the boy come up with a clever plan to save his friend and convince the townsfolk to accept him….?
Find out in 'Quantum Theatre’s' enchanting adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s, The Reluctant Dragon - a touching, sweet and funny tale of bravery, friendship and derring-do for all the family.
The Castle grounds can be accessed by foot at any of the following pedestrian gates: Castle Street, St Andrew Street Car Park, Main Castle Gate off The Wash, through the Moat Garden on Castle Street, or the gate off of Gascoyne Way.
Please note there is no parking at Hertford Castle (including disabled) but there are a number of public car parks close to the Castle. Please click here to download a map of the local car parks.
Toilets are located to the side of the main lawn on the footpath by the Ashley Webb Shelter.
Disabled toilets & baby changing facilities are available inside the castle, please speak to a volunteer on the door for access.
First aid is located on the main lawn.
No dogs allowed except assistant dogs
Food and refreshments are available at the event although you are welcome to bring food and beverages on site. Glass bottles are allowed, although we kindly ask that you take your rubbish home with you.
Terms and Conditions
Tickets are non refundable.
Valid for the stated venue and date only.
Showing will go ahead in all weather conditions.
Tickets can not be re-issued and substitute tickets will not be acceptable.