In January we Wassail our Orchard, in summer we hold Open Air Theatre and Concerts, in October we celebrate Apple Day. We also have volunteering weekends throughout the year such as tree care, bulb planting and apple picking.
WALLED GARDEN OPEN AIR 2022
We have four plays and a big band concert this summer. For all events bring a picnic and something to sit on. Dogs welcome on a short fixed lead. All bookings are online, click on the event to buy tickets (some events may not yet be on sale, please check back at a later date).
Saturday 25th June, 2pm
Hertfordshire Big Band Concert
An award winning amateur big band playing a varied contemporary jazz repertoire.
Bring a picnic and something to sit on, gates open one hour before. Dogs welcome on a short fixed lead.
Follow this link for tickets
It will also be possible to purchase tickets on the day at the entrance gate by cash or card.
Sunday 10th July, 3pm
Sunday 17th July, 7pm
Much Ado About Nothing
Saturday 6th August, 7pm
War of the Worlds
Saturday 20th August, 3pm
To purchase tickets please click on the event that you are interested in.
All tickets are online in advance only in the first instance. Tickets may be available on the gate dependent on sales.
All events will comply with any Covid restrictions at the time of the event.
You are welcome to bring picnics and something to sit on, dogs are also welcome on short fixed leads. Under 3s are free to all of our events unless marked (*) this may be under 2 for events organised in conjunction with other organisations.
See the FAQ section at the bottom of this page together with the wet weather policy for more information.
Wet weather policy
The Walled Garden and amphitheatre are completely uncovered. We will make every effort to complete the performance and reserve the right to stop and start the action as necessary.
Performances will never be cancelled or abandoned before the advertised starting time and then only in the event of very bad weather. Refunds are not given for cancellation or abandonment as a result of the weather; however performances will aim to take place regardless of weather conditions.
Frequently asked questions
Where to get tickets
Tickets for all events are available through the website www.shenleypark.co.uk
Do I have to buy tickets in advance? Yes if you wish to ensure you get a ticket. Some tickets may be available on the gate, this will not be known until nearer the event.
What happens if it rains? In the true spirit of outdoor theatre and concerts the shows will go on, see our wet weather policy
Should I bring anything to sit on? You may bring a blanket, cushions, chairs, umbrellas in case of rain or shine, some warmer clothing for the evening performances as it can get chilly towards the end of the evening.
We do have a small number of plastic chairs available, if you are in particular need of a chair and would find it difficult to bring your own chairs, please contact us in advance and we will reserve a chair for you.
Can I park my car? Yes all of our car parks are within easy walking distance of the Walled Garden.
If you require disabled parking please tell one of our car parking attendants on arrival.
Shall I bring a picnic? Yes you may bring picnics and drinks, no barbeques though please!
Can I bring my dog? Yes dogs are welcome on a short fixed lead.
You have not covered my question, who shall I contact? Please either complete the contact us form or email email@example.com
Apple Day Sunday 16th October 12-4pm
Last year saw a change in how we do Apple Day. thanks to Covid. There was no large marquee instead individual gazebos around the garden selling apples, juice, plants and homemade produce. This format worked so well that we will be doing the same again this year with voluntary donations on the gate. More details will be available nearer the time.
In January we Wassail our Orchard, in summer we hold Open Air Theatre and Concerts, in October we celebrate Apple Day.
Next Wassail Sat 7th January 2023.
Come along to this fun family event to hold a Wassail ceremony in the Orchard. Procession to Orchard starts at 5pm from the Chapel where we hold a celebration and give gifts to the trees. After the Wassail we head back to the Chapel for soup, Wassail cake and apple juice. Wear warm clothes, bring a torch and something to make a noise with (saucepan lids, bells, musical instruments).