COMING SOON: The Alfresco Theatre Drive-in Tour!

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Following the government’s roadmap announcement, the team behind Pub in the Park have announced a brand new event: The Alfresco Theatre Drive-in Tour! 

(Important bit, if this is what you are looking for: – Tickets go on-sale on Thursday 4th March, with registration available for pre-sale on Wednesday 3rd March. Signup at )

Here’s the full details:

The Alfresco Theatre will be taking place at Calden Faw Estate between Marlow and Henley on 12th – 16th May 2021, with a mix of big-screen movies, comedy gigs, live theatre and exciting music acts – all served alongside one-off dishes from some of the UK’s best known chefs! 

Designed as an event for the times, ready for visitors to book now with confidence, the Alfresco Theatre will take place in various UK locations as a Covid-compliant drive-in experience, with the setup relaxing as lockdown rules relax; eventually allowing visitors to sit outside in their own private patch to enjoy the show.

At The Alfresco Theatre, foodie fanatics will be able to tuck into an exclusive menu crafted by some of the country’s top chefs, while sipping a selection of craft cocktails, beers or wine from the roaming bar. There will also be a selection of alcohol-free drinks for the designated drivers, so everyone can enjoy a great day or night out.  

Friday 14th May – Comedy Club

The Theatre will play host to Mark Watson’s Carpool Comedy Club, where comedy fans will be able to enjoy laugh-out-loud sets from Mark himself, Nish Kumar plus other support TBC.

Mark says: ‘I’m really excited that Carpool Comedy Club is back! We had a great time last year, bringing live comedy safely to the Drive & Dine tour, and we were overwhelmed both by the demand and by the response from audiences. I can’t wait to host what will be another memorable series of summer comedy nights’. 

Saturday 15th May – LIVE MUSIC!

Saturday night will see the return of live music as fun-loving spice girl tribute act SPICE will open for world-renowned Bjorn Again: The ABBA Show for the ultimate night of pop.   

After performing more than 5,000 shows in 71 countries Björn again: The ABBA Show has achieved ultimate cult status.

Drive and Dine Cinema

Our Drive & Dine Cinema features a fantastic line-up of feelgood flicks – like Dirty Dancing  alongside award-winning blockbusters like Bohemian Rhapsody and Jurassic Park. Movie goers will also be able to sing their hearts out with special sing-along versions of The Greatest Showman and Grease, with on-screen lyrics to make sure they never miss a beat. 

Sun 16th May – and not forgetting the kids.

Not forgetting the little ones too, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s incredibly popular The Gruffalo will be making a special appearance in the musical adaptation live on stage.

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ production of the family favourite picture book. Enjoy monstrous fun for all the family at the production’s UK premiere drive-in experience!

Ticketing and more info

Tickets go on-sale on Thursday 4th March, with registration available for pre-sale on Wednesday 3rd March. Signup at

Adult tickets start from £18 for movies, £35 for comedy and music gigs, and £16 for Gruffalo tickets (ages 3+) – with each show being sold individually and subject to transaction and booking fees.  

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Article author: Paul Merchant

About the author: Founded in its original version back in 2000 - yes the internet DID exist back then. Brought up in Marlow, went to school here, now has children at the same schools. Quite clearly loves all things Marlow - hence spending over 2 decades doing this!

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