An evening of outdoor frolics

and open air theatre.


Supper served by serfs and wenches.

Every year, during open-air theatre season, Manor Farm in Corsley opens its gates for everyone to enjoy entertainment in the wonderful grounds of this historic Elizabethan Manor, in the shape of outdoor theatre by a professional equity registered open-air touring theatre, supper waited by surfs and wenches, and music in theme with the play performed.


Picnics welcome.


A family event with all proceeds donated to local charities and good causes.


Historic Manor Farm, built in 1563, was regularly visited by Sir Walter Raleigh and was home to Sir John Thynne of Longleat.


The house and its grounds play host to a delightful evening held every year during the summer of a waited two-course supper, music and open air theatre.


Nestled in the gardens overlooking meadows and ancient copses, the play is set on a terraced lawn against a backdrop of stunning views. This will be the thirteenth year that Manor Farm, Corsley has hosted the event.


Award winning theatre company Illyria were the first and only one to add Opera, in 2011,  to it's regular season, raising the bar for major UK open-air touring theatre companies.


Your hosts and entertainers will be in costume and you are welcome to join in the fun by dressing in costume too, but it is not obligatory.


Arrive to enjoy the merry tunes of strolling musicians and begin the evening with a two course sit-down supper served by serfs and wenches,or picnic on the lawns, until the performance begins.


Children are welcome and you can look forward to a all round evening of fun and jolliment.


Bring your own picnic on the lawns or ..

Pre-book a two course sit down supper (2019 menu on the ticketing page); there is a vegetarian option which must also be pre-booked.


Licensed bar.


Dress: costume optional - you can look the part or enjoy the view! If you feel more at home in your own style, then come as comfortably as you like.


Bring warm blankets to snuggle in if you wish.

​© 2021 The Elizabethan Evening,  open air theatre in Wiltshire.  Outdoor theatre at Manor Farm, Corsley, Wiltshire.

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