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Escape to the Forest: Summer Season 2020

16 June - 29 August

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, our 2020 season has now been postponed until 2021. For more information click here. Customers who have already purchased tickets will be contacted directly, but please note that our telephones are not currently manned. The best way to get in touch is via email to tickets@iristheatre.com.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Robin Hood will both return in 2021 – the Escape to the Forest season lives on! TIcket information will be released soon, once we have more information about the end of the shut down of theatres.

The Covid-19 emergency has become a real threat to Iris, which cannot survive without urgent help from all of our supporters. More information on the problem we face, as well as how you can help, is available on our blog.

This summer, join Iris at its annual season of outdoor theatre at the beautiful 17th century St Paul’s Church in the heart of Covent Garden. Escape to the forest, where fairies, lovers and a travelling band of actors await magical wonderment in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and where Robin Hood and her merry men plot to take on the corrupt Sheriff of Nottingham for one final showdown.

Now in its 12th year, Iris’ summer season has become a critically-acclaimed, award-winning part of the theatrical calendar, welcoming thousands of people to the incomparable Actors’ Church right in the middle of the West End, just steps away from centuries of theatrical history. Taking place across the grounds of the church as well as inside Inigo Jones’s masterpiece, the summer shows are an escape from the hustle and bustle, and an experience like no other.

The season complements Iris’ year-round work as a charity and hub for emerging and mid-career artists alike, supporting creatives with transformational opportunities as they take their first or next steps into their profession.

Ticket Information

Tickets for the 2021 Escape to the Forest season will go on-sale later this year. If you were planning to join us for the show in 2020, please consider donating the value of your tickets instead. You can do so here.