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Brighton Open Air Theatre (B.O.A.T)

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A great venue and atmosphere

We have been to a couple of events here and have loved both (Shakespeare and Hancock and Co). Make... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Thank you for our first Open Air theatre experience truly amazing !

We went to BOAT as part of my daughters 18th Birthday treat. The theatre is in the middle of a... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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“great play”(2 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Dyke Road | Dyke Road Park, Hove BN3 6EH, England
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

A relatively new addition to the cultural landscape in Brighton. Saw a couple of shows here last year with friends and a picnic. Great acting in the plays we saw and no sound from the road as I had feared. Can't wait to see what's...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2018

Small and cosy with productions for all the family. Ticket prices are very reasonable and the venue attracts lots of great acts from music and drama to comedy and the bizarre. This place is truly Brighton so come and give it a go.

Thank Matthew P
Reviewed 22 September 2018

Attended two shows....Saturday Hancock .8 out of 10 very good. Sunday, Altered Eagles 10 out of 10.....Excellent. Great location, lucky with weather, café food and drink and service first class......….but dear oh dear.. the state of the ladies and men's toilets were discussing on the...More

1  Thank EPPINGMAN_7
Reviewed 16 September 2018

We have been to a couple of events here and have loved both (Shakespeare and Hancock and Co). Make sure you dress for the weather and bring a picnic and I am sure you will love it too!!

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Reviewed 2 September 2018

We went to BOAT as part of my daughters 18th Birthday treat. The theatre is in the middle of a park. We were made very welcome by the staff who are involved with the production. This was our first experience of an open air theatre...More

Thank Ravensville
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We watched tribute bad Who's who here and we had a blast! really friendly organisers, take your own picnic and booze.

Thank REJ1974
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

This was our second visit to this wonderful amphitheatre again to see the Globe on Tour. This was an exceptional production in which the audience chose between Taming if the Shrew, Twelfth Night and Merchant of Venice with the latter winning the vote. It was...More

1  Thank 110tessaf
Reviewed 23 June 2018

a great venue which was used well by the This Is My Theatre players for a Midsummers Night Dream recently. bring a wrap and a picnic...

1  Thank Mark G
Reviewed 16 June 2018

Walked in to see A mid-summer nights' dream. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We chose our place to sit then went to the adjacent café to get some take-away food. We got our drinks from the theatre bar, which gave a 50p reduction...More

2  Thank Dennis H
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Just had a great afternoons family entertainment at this lovely little venue watching the Adventures of Robin Hood. Cast were brilliant and even managed to keep 15 year old off his phone, as well as keeping 12 year old and 10 year old engrossed. You...More

2  Thank davidpope24
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely amphitheatre style outdoor theatre. We came here to see a play during the Brighton fringe by the Bare-Faced Acting Company - it was excellent - watch out for them in the future! Bring a cushion, blanket and picnic. Fabulous atmosphere to enjoy outdoor theatre....More

1  Thank Pen C
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Barbara H
30 June 2018|
Response from trinnyj |
Sorry this reply is late, the info is all on the theatre website but the answer is 6pm