Robin Hood at Holkham Hall


From the earliest ballads of Robin Hood, some pre-dating Chaucer, Illyria has created a fast-moving, fun-packed family show. This summer is no exception as Illyria returns to Holkham Walled Garden for an evening of outdoor theatre.

While good King Richard is away fighting the crusades, his friend Robert Fitzooth, under the assumed name of Robin Hood, resolves to relieve corrupt landowners of their wealth, to ruin the inept Sheriff of Nottingham and to do all he can to prevent the power-mad Prince John from seizing the throne.

Featuring tales of camaraderie, good against evil, swashbuckling action and riotous comedy, this remains one of Illyria’s most popular ever titles. You’ll definitely laugh, you’ll probably cry – and if you’re not cheering at the archery competition involving the entire audience then you must be asleep. We also guarantee you will learn new uses for the phrase “Don’t try this at home!”



Please arrive via the north gates using the postcode NR23 1RH and proceed to the Walled Garden. Our parking team will be on hand to direct you. You will be parked on the meadow at the entrance to the Walled Garden. Parking is available from 4.45pm, gates open at 5.30pm and the performance begins at 6.15pm.

Low backed seating and rugs/picnic blankets are permitted at the performance. Please come prepared for all weathers! Umbrellas will not be permitted unless you are on the backrow.

Sorry, no dogs/pets are permitted and we ask that they are not left in vehicles during the performance.

This performance is aimed at children aged 5+, but younger children are more than welcome.

£15 adult, £10 child (2-16 years), £45 family (2 adults & 2 children)

Gates open 5.30pm, performance starts at 6.15pm and lasts approx. 1hr50 including interval

Meet at the Walled Garden gate

Complimentary parking at the Walled Garden

Sorry, no dogs. Please do not leave pets in vehicles.