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Outdoor Performances

Insieme Chamber Ensemble present Mozart’s delightful comic chamber opera, Bastien and Bastienne, outside on the beautiful Tea Lawn as part of part of this year's Highgate Festival

Bastien and Bastienne was written by Mozart when he was only 12, purportedly for a performance in the Garden Theatre of the famous 'Magnetist' Dr Mesmer. It’s a simple and delightful tale about the trials of Bastien and his shepherdess love Bastienne, with additional mesmeric magic from the Wizard Colas plus plenty of other mischief. Waterlow Park's Tea Lawn, where a Shepherd and Shepherdess are already in residence as statues, is the ideal setting for this lovely pastoral piece.

Come along for a charming summer evening’s entertainment on the Tea Lawn outside Lauderdale House, performed by our resident Chamber Opera Ensemble, Insieme.



Bastien and Bastienne is part of this year's season of open-air events at Lauderdale House, taking place on the Tea Lawn in Waterlow Park. 

Audience members will sit on the Tea Lawn to watch the performance, so please bring either a picnic blanket or a folding chair to make yourself comfortable. We will ask attendees with chairs to sit behind those on the ground to make sure that everyone has a good view. We also have a number of picnic tables that can be booked for groups of up to 6 people - select 'Picnic Table Group Ticket' when buying your tickets to reserve a table! 

The performance will continue regardless of the weather. Having run open-air events for many years, we know all too well that the weather can be deceptive and can change very quickly. Please plan for all eventualities and remember to bring a waterproof layer!

Food and Drink
The cafe/bar will be open selling food and drinks before the performance starts. You are also welcome to bring your own picnic to enjoy on the Tea Lawn as you watch the performance. 

On the Night
The Tea Lawn will be open for attendees to settle down and enjoy their picnics from 6pm, with the show starting at 7pm. Please come to box office at front door on the night.