The Regent’s Park has always been ‘the Entertainment Park’: in addition to the bandstands, it contains the Open Air Theatre, the Royal Academy of Music, the English Folk Dance and Song Society and the Frieze Art Fair – all of them world-class organisations. So why not add a world-class music festival?
In 2017, after nearly 20 years of silence on the bandstand, the Regent’s Park Music Festival was born ‒ with one concert. In 2019, it was registered as a charity. Six years later, the 2023 season includes concerts on two bandstands, running until 17 September. For the first time in many years, we welcome opera back to the Nannies’ Lawn: La Bohème and The Barber of Seville. In August our wonderful St John’s Lodge (‘secret’) garden will be the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (12 August) and a ‘Magical Musical Evening’ (13 August).
Here is the programme for the summer events:
The 6th Annual Regent’s Park Music Festival
Until September 17.
Saturdays on the Broadwalk 2 – 4pm. Sundays and Bank Holiday
Monday at the Bandstand from 12 – 2.00pm and from 3 – 5pm.
It’s an amazing array of concerts by a variety of bands- Jazz
Big bands, Concert bands, Brass Bands, and small groups.
Rossini’s Barber of Seville
Sunday 6 August, 6:30 to 9pm
Opera Brava, will be on The Nannie’s Lawn
COST: £45 for adults and £12 for children. Friends receive a free
programme worth £5.
Romeo and Juliet
Saturday 12 August, 5:30 to 7.30pm.
The Lord Chamberlain’s Men will perform in the St. John’s Lodge
Garden. Chairs provided.
COST: £25, £20 for Friends,
A Magical Musical Evening
Sunday 13 August, 5:30 to 8pm
The St. John’s Lodge Garden provides a stunning backdrop to an evening
of divine music. Chairs provided. COST £40, £35 for Friends
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