We are pleased to be able to offer picnic tables in the Balustrades, Terrace and Dutch Garden Lounge for customers who would like to bring their own refreshments to enjoy before the show and during the interval.
Tables of 6 in the Dutch Garden Lounge are £65, Terrace tables of 4 cost £45, and Balustrade tables of 2 cost £25. Please note that availability is limited, although we hope to have more space to offer as we get closer to the summer season. Tables on the Balustrade are located at the front of the theatre under the canopy, overlooking the cricket pitch.
Access to the Dutch Garden Lounge and the Balustrade is step free. However, access to the Terrace is up several steps.
You can either book your picnic table at the same time as buying your tickets, or you can do so using the link on the right of this page. Please note that not all areas will be available for every performance, nor pre-booked tables be available for external productions. If you are planning your visit around your picnic, we recommend consulting availability first.
We are pleased to welcome back Il Portico for our 2024 Season who will be offering their acclaimed picnic boxes. Booking will open soon but to register your interest and be notified when bookings open, please click here and fill out the form.
Please note that we do not allow customers to eat their own food and drink at the bar seating areas and ask all groups to pre-book a picnic table in either the Terrace, the Balustrade, or the Dutch Garden Lounge.
Do the tables have tablecloths?
Yes, all picnic tables in the Balustrades, Terrace and Dutch Garden Lounge have sanitised and wipeable tablecloths.
Is there a limit on the number of tables I can purchase?
You may purchase as many picnic tables as you like, subject to availability. There is a limit of two per performance which can be booked online, so should you require more tables for you party, please call the box office on 0300 999 1000.
What time will I be able to picnic from?
The time from which your picnic table will be available varies according to the start time of the particular performance. Please check with the box office to see when you will be able to access your table.
You are welcome to use your picnic table during the interval, but not after the performance as the theatre site will be closing.
Can I add an extra chair to my table?
Unfortunately, due to Health & Safety regulations, we can only accommodate up to 6 people/chairs around picnic tables purchased in the Dutch Garden Lounge, 4 in the Terrace, and 2 in the Balustrades. If you wish to exceed these numbers in their respective areas, you will need to purchase more than one table i.e. if your party is 7 or more, you will need to purchase more than one picnic table.