Returning this summer Edinburgh Zoo will host the wonderful Chapterhouse Theatre Company who will be performing their productions of Cinderella, Pride & Prejudice and Romeo and Juliet. Set on our main lawn, against the backdrop of our stunning mansion house, this is the perfect way to safely enjoy open air theatre.

Doors open for the events at 6:15pm with the show starting at 7pm. Please note, entry for this event will be through the members gate at the top left of the car park. 

You can bring picnic blankets or chairs with you to enjoy the show. There will be a range of food and drink options to purchase during the performance. Alcohol can be purchased from the bar, but we ask you do not bring in your own.  

Cinderella – Tuesday 19 July 2022

In an enchanted kingdom in a faraway land magical creatures and fairy godmothers come together to tell the best loved of all fairytales. Full of song, mirth, and joy for the summer ahead, join us on Cinderella’s journey of a lifetime to a magical ball where nearly anything is possible especially if it is before midnight. 

Set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Zoo’s beautiful Mansion House this is a truly unique way to enjoy this classic fairytale. Children old and young alike are invited to dress in their favourite fairy tale characters and join for the midsummer ball dance. 

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Pride & Prejudice – Wednesday 27 July 2022

Take a step back in time as we meet Elizabeth Bennett and her sisters. Whilst their interfering mother engineers' various courtships, Elizabeth and Jane must pursue their own quest for true love. 

Amidst mistakes and miscommunications, can Elizabeth finally surpass her prejudices to see past the proud exterior of the enigmatic Mr Darcy? Join family and friends for what promises to be one of the most splendid evenings of the summer. 

Book Pride & Prejudice

Romeo and Juliet – Thursday 28 July 2022

This best loved story of star-crossed lovers and feuding families shall be performed against the backdrop of Edinburgh Zoo’s beautiful Mansion House. This is a truly unique way to enjoy this Shakespeare classic. 

Dressed in beautiful Elizabethan costume and performed by a fine troupe of Shakespearean players join Chapterhouse for the greatest love story ever told as they perform magical theatre in magical surroundings. 

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Please see ticket prices below. Please note that all tickets are subject to a booking fee in addition to the prices listed.

Adult: £18.50

Child: £11.50

Adult Member: £16.00

Child Member: £10.00

Under 3s: Free

Carer (ID Required): Free


Pre-Theatre Package

Join us for a wonderful pre-theatre package that includes entry to Edinburgh Zoo during the day, a two-course dinner in our Grasslands restaurant at 5:15pm and tickets to one of our magical outdoor theatre performances. This is a perfect way to spend a fantastic day at Edinburgh Zoo this summer.  

Pre-Theatre Package – Adult: £51.00

Pre-Theatre Package Child: £31.00

Pre-Theatre Package Adult Member: £34.00

Pre-Theatre Package Child Member: £22.00

Pre-Theatre Package Unders: £6.00

Pre-Theatre Package Carer (ID Required): £19.00

Cinderella pre-theatre package

Pride & Prejudice pre-theatre package

Romeo and Juliet pre-theatre package




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