Comedy of Errors open-air theatre 24th August 2019


Comedy of Errors  (open- air theatre)

Saturday 24 August, Martineau Gardens, 7pm (gates open 6pm), Martineau Gardens, 27 Priory Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B5 7UG.

We’re delighted to welcome back Folksy Theatre with their 2019 productions. Saturday 24 August will see the Gardens transformed into an outdoor theatre, with the deck of the Pirate Shipwreck becoming the stage for ‘Comedy of Errors’, Shakespeare’s classic tale of mistaken identities. After being separated from their twins in a shipwreck, Antipholus and his slave Dromio go to Ephesus to find them. The other set of twins live in Ephesus, and the new arrivals cause a series of hilarious mistaken identity. Filled with Folksy’s wonderful live music, audience interaction and downright silliness! Bring along your friends and family to watch this wonderful production.

Bring along picnics, blanket and folding chairs.


Advance tickets:

£12 adult, £10 concession/ child (aged 2 to 16 years)

£38 Family (2 adults, 2 under 16’s, can only purchase in multiples of 4)

£46 Family plus 1 (2 adults and 3 under 16s, please purchase 1 x Family Ticket plus 1 child ticket

On the gate tickets (subject to availability):

£15 adult, £12 concession/ child, no family ticket available

Under 2’s are free.

How to purchase:

  • online: Book on-line with Folksy Theatre    (until 24 hours before the show, booking fee applies) 
  • In person from Martineau Gardens Monday to Friday 10am  –  4pm  (cash, cheque and card sales, no booking fee) in advance until 3pm Saturday 24 August
  • On the gate, subject to availability. Note, family tickets are only available in advance.                          

About the Event

This is an open-air event, so please come prepared for the weather! There will be a marquee in the audience area which will provide ample shelter, but please bring wet weather protection, if needed. Picnics are welcomed, plus picnic rugs, blankets and folding chairs.

Getting to the Event

Martineau Gardens is close to the MAC and opposite the Priory Hospital. Please park opposite, at the Priory Hospital (by kind permission), follow the yellow parking signs to the rear of the hospital grounds where a large car park is available, free of charge. There is a new pedestrian crossing at the bottom of Priory Road (turn right out of the hospital). Allow yourselves at least 7 minutes to walk back to Martineau Gardens. There is a small car park on site at Martineau Gardens.

The Gardens are served by buses 1, 45, 47, 61 or 63  and there is a covered bike rack on site, located close to the Pavilion.

For full location details, click here.

Take a look at photographs from previous productions, here at Martineau Gardens and around the country

More theatre?

Folksy Theatre is visiting Martineau Gardens a month before ‘Comedy of Errors’ takes place with Quentin Blake’s Mr Magnolia. Find out more here:

Mr Magnolia

Tues 23 July 2019, Martineau Gardens, 4.30pm (gates open 3.30pm)