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About Us

The Elizabethan Evening is an outdoor theatre event for all the family, with all proceeds donated to local charities and good causes

Our Story

Every year, during open-air theatre season, Manor Farm in Corsley opens its gates for everyone to enjoy an outdoor theatre performance in the wonderful grounds of this historic Elizabethan Manor.

Since our opening night in 2003, the Elizabethan Evening has always been rooted within the local community, with all our proceeds going towards charities and local causes.


Manor Farm

There has been a building on the site from at least the 13th century when the nuns of Studley built their Priory here.

Later Sir John Thynne built, and then lived in the Manor at Corsley in the 1560s whilst building his grand estate at Longleat. Later, his widow Dorothy and Sir Carew Raleigh were married from the house, with his brother Sir Walter as best man and a regular visitor for the next 10 years.

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