UPDATE: Today's (Saturday 16 March, 2pm and 6.30pm) and tomorrow's (Sunday 17 March, 2pm) shows are cancelled. 

Anthony Harper Summer Theatre 2019 and Rollicking Entertainment present King Arthur.

Expect exciting storytelling, amazing sword fights and a fresh and funny take on the traditional English story. With a cast of powerhouse performers, sit back, relax and enjoy outdoor theatre at its finest in the beautiful surrounds of the Botanic Gardens.   

This is a free event suitable for all ages. Koha donations will be gratefully accepted by Rollicking Entertainment.

The Murray Aynsley Lawn is located near the Heritage Rose Garden (backing onto the hospital).

Times and days of performances vary

Weeknights (Wednesday - Friday only), 6.30 - 8.30pm
Weekends, 2 - 4pm and 6.30 - 8.30pm
Finale, Sunday 17 March, 2 - 4pm

Please keep your dogs at home. 


There are thousands of car parks available in the central city – find one using our interactive map. 

Two free off-street car parks are located in the Botanic Gardens, at the Riccarton Avenue entrance and at the Armagh Street entrance. You can park in these spaces for up to 180 minutes. There are four mobility spaces in the Riccarton car park and five mobility spaces in the Armagh Street car park (mobility cards must be displayed in vehicles).

By bike

Bike racks are situated at the three main entrances - in both the Armagh and Riccarton Avenue car parks, as well as near the entrance to the Gardens on Rolleston Avenue.

By bus

There are two bus routes that will take you to an entrance at the Botanic Gardens. The Yellow line stops along Riccarton Avenue and bus 17 stops along Rolleston Avenue. Please visit Metro Info for information on bus routes and timetables as they are subject to change.

 Anthony Harper