Summer evenings in Norfolk with the National Trust

Summer evenings in Norfolk with the National Trust



Audience at summer theatre - National Trust

Summer event at NT property. Image © National Trust

I have received this press release from the National Trust.

“Celebrate the long-awaited summer with an evening spent enjoying open-air theatre performances and outdoor music concerts in picturesque surroundings at a National Trust place near you.

Enjoy an enchanting theatre performance of Britain’s best-known folktale, Robin Hood, or sit back and take in the sounds of contemporary and classical music. Enhance the open-air experience by bringing a picnic (and a chilled bottle of wine!) to enjoy or discover the range of food and drink options on offer from our refreshment kiosks.

Here’s our pick of the best National Trust outdoor events this summer in Norfolk:

Blickling Estate

Classic Ibiza, 6pm – 11pm, Saturday 5 August 2023

Stately house music returns to Blickling this August. Join us for an open-air celebration of classic songs from the White Isle, reinvented by the Urban Soul Orchestra, live vocalists and DJs. Adults £48, children (5-17) £24, under 5s free. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult ticket holder. Tickets are available from the Revival Productions website only.

Oxburgh Estate

Open-air Performance by Littleport Brass Band, 6.45pm – 8.45pm, Saturday 22 July 2023

Join us in the grounds of Oxburgh Estate for an evening of live music. With Oxburgh Hall setting the backdrop, enjoy an open-air performance by Littleport Brass Band.

Littleport Brass has been entertaining the public since around 1880 with a musical ensemble of brass and percussion instruments.

From a group of 26 strong, you can expect to enjoy a repertoire of classics march and hymn tunes, medleys from the musicals, pop tune arrangements, classical arrangements, original music for brass bands, slow melodies for soloists and jazz tunes.

Tickets must be pre-booked online. Adult £7, Children (age 5 to 17 years old) £4. Carers and under 5s go free.

Outdoor Theatre: Robin Hood, 6.30pm – 8.40pm, Wednesday 2 Aug 2023

Beneath the Major Oak, this inept troupe of only three actors gather to tell the story of Britain’s best-known folktale. The only problem is: no one can agree how the story ought to go! As each actor battles to tell their own version of the legendary tale, our hero Robin must use every string to his bow to bring his band of merry misfits together. Join us this summer, across the UK, and prepare for a riotous summer adventure fit for all the family. Booking essential.

Open-air Performance by Eboracum Baroque, 6.30pm – 8pm, Friday 18 August

With Oxburgh Hall setting the backdrop, enjoy an open-air performance by professional singers from Eboracum Baroque, to mark the 400-year anniversary of the death of the composer William Byrd one of the finest and most significant composers of Renaissance England.

A Catholic during the religious turbulence of the late 1500s, music by composers such as Byrd was composed to be performed privately in households like Oxburgh where the Bedingfeld family were forced to conceal their Catholic faith for fear of persecution and, possibly, death. Join us for an evening of live music and experience this special place through the sounds of one of this country’s greatest composers.

Ticket prices: Adult £15, Children (age 5 to 17 years old) £7. Carers and under 5s go free.”

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