Welcome to BurntOut Theatre

“… alive and energetic, full of warmth, beauty and wit…BurntOut Theatre demonstrate how truly beautiful it is to be British.”

BurntOut Theatre brings vibrant site-specific productions of Shakespeare and new-writing to gardens, churches and city squares in London and the South of England, accompanied by original music and song, whilst raising money for charities at each venue.

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Open-Air Shakespeare July 2014

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The Wintershall Estate, Surrey 16-20th July


Don your best vintage garb, bring a picnic and join BurntOut Theatre for a roaring 1920s adaptation of Shakespeare’s romcom Much Ado About Nothing – accompanied by original music, and a 1920s swing band.

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please note. Indoor theatre option is available in case of heavy rain, storms or extreme heat

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Muscovado – an original play by Matilda Ibini

We are currently developing a brand new play about slavery in 19th Century Caribbean that will premiere October 2014.

We’ll be performing extracts of the play at the V&A Museum on 20th June, as part of ‘The Other Georgian Story’ Event






OPEN-AIR SHAKESPEARE 2013 | Last summer saw the launch of our hugely successful summer Shakespeare double-bill of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM and AS YOU LIKE IT touring to Surrey, Gloucestershire, Dorset and London’s Russell Square. We were delighted to be part of the RADA Festival for the first time:










“A perfect experience for a summer day, the RADA cast gives a sunny and cheerful performance that will brighten anyone’s day.

Easily the most age-accessible Shakespeare play I’ve watched, with adults and children alike in hoots of laughter…A perfect experience for a summer day” 

- Everything Theatre  ****









Vibrant…other-worldly…brilliant comedy…a rare thing” - The Surrey Advertiser





“The enthusiasm and knowledge of this young cast are infectious… BurntOut Theatre is going from strength to strength.” Cotswold Life








“achingly beautiful…, highly polished performances… it really moved the soul.” - The Guildford Magazine









“…the perfect combination of brawling comedy and mysterious magic…audience members old and young, Shakespeare-savvy or otherwise, were able to appreciate the beauty of the work and, equally importantly, just how funny Shakespeare can be.”

- Everything Theatre