Tag: things to do

The Story of Gilbert and Sullivan

An open air production of the Story of Gilbert and Sullivan from the Birmingham Savoyards. The ever popular G&S makes a very welcome addition to our events this year.

In Edwardian times our Gardens were full of musical activities… no doubt there were some G&S tunes among them. How lovely to have some echoes of those elegant days.

W S Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan’s collaboration brought us well known comic operettas such as The Mikado, Pirates of Penzance and The Gondoliers, the concert itself will be narrated by actors playing the parts of Messrs Gilbert and Sullivan, using songs from all 14 of their operas to illustrate their highly successful, if often stormy partnership. The selection offers something for everyone – from old familiar favourites to seldom-heard surprises.

The show takes place on the afternoon of  Heritage Open Days on our site. You could spend the morning touring the buildings and Gardens, have lunch and spend a joyful afternoon with G&S.

Theatre tickets on sale below.

Why not buy an all day ticket combining the tours of Church, Hall and Gardens with your afternoon theatre ticket? These will be on sale soon – please indicate your interest on checkout

The Crescent: Sense and Sensibility

Celebrating Jane Austen’s anniversary year, the Crescent Theatre drop by our Gardens for their first outing on their Open Air Tour.

Sense and Sensibility, is a fast-paced, cleverly written adaption by Jessica Swale, following the fortunes of the Dashwood sisters as, cheated of their inheritance by their selfish brother, they pursue their dreams.

Tickets £10, available in advance, in person at the Gardens or online here.

The Crescent: Sense and Sensibility

Celebrating Jane Austen’s  anniversary year, the Crescent Theatre drop by our Gardens for their first outing on their Open Air Tour.

Sense and Sensibility,  is a fast paced, cleverly written adaption by Jessica Swale, following the fortunes of the Dashwood sisters as, cheated of their inheritance by their selfish brother, they pursue their dreams.

Tickets £10, available in advance , in person at the Gardens  or online  here

West Midlands Light Orchestra

Enjoy the Big Band sound from West Midlands Light Orchestra. WMLO have delighted our audiences for quite a few years now, we’re really pleased to welcome them back again this month.

Great tunes that we’re all familiar with, some lovely singers and much very excellent playing.

Bring a picnic and chill out on the lawns. … bring a sunshade that doubles as an umbrella, you never know… We just carry on

Gardens open from 12.30.

Performance from 2 ish.. approx

Tickets (£8) available online, here, in advance or on the door on the day.

Invasion of the Giant Flowers – half term activities

Did you shrink or did the flowers just grow?

Wander amongst our beautiful towering plants over 4 metres tall – they’re crocheted!

This May half term join in the festival atmosphere with our Alice in Wonderland sized installation… All week from Bank Holiday Monday (29th May) through to Friday (June 2nd) we’ll also running family friendly activities around our flower theme.

Add a pompom flower to our woolly field and make some pom pom bees to fly amongst them.

Help us build giant bug hotel and learn how to make your own mini-beastie hotel at home. And why not construct a giant birds nest for the little ones to snuggle up in.

Little green fingers can also help us plant up our Jack and the Giant Beanstalk runner bean tunnel… plant now and come back to play in the tunnel over summer.

The giant flowers are here all week and weekend, the family activities are Monday to Friday.

Family Friendly sessions + entry to the Gardens £2 (for anyone over 5 years old)

Family Activities Annual Pass holders: FREE

NB Normal entry prices for non-family groups

 

Family Activities 12- 3pm Monday to Friday

Gardens open Saturday 27th – Sunday 4th