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Ali Baba And The Forty Thieves!

27 June 2019

Open Air theatre company Illyria are coming to the estate to put on a special evening performance of 'Ali Baba And The Forty Thieves' - adapted from 'The Arabian Nights'. 

About the show

Young Ali Baba finds an enchanted cave full of treasure when he overhears the magic words "Open Sesame" - and he steals some of it to show his wife. But when the fearsome Robber King with an army of 40 thieves comes looking for the missing gold will Ali Baba and his family survive?

An enjoyable evening event, situated beside our beautiful pond, this fast-paced show has lots to join in with. Expect lots of laughs and the most magical cave you've ever seen!

Perfect summer fun for thieves and vagabonds aged 5+.

When: Thursday 27th June, 7pm until 9pm

Running Time: 1 hour 40 minutes (including interval)

Where: By The Pond, Archerfield Walled Garden

Tickets: Adult £14, Child (5-15) £8, Infant (4 and under) FREE

Food and Drink

Picnics Hampers

Why not add to the experience and order one of our freshly made Picnic Hampers! Head Chef James Anderson has created a delightful hamper which is filled with easy to eat bites including, pies, smoked salmon, cheese, chutney, oatcakes, bread, olives, hummus, veg sticks and brownies. £24, based on two sharing / £48, based on four sharing. Picnic hampers must be ordered and you can do this when you buy your tickets.


We will have a fully stocked bar by the pond to fulfill all of your refreshment needs.

Ice Cream

Our renowned ice cream bike will be doing the rounds.

Bring Your Own

You are also welcome to bring your own picnic along with you.

Make Yourself At Home

We won't have seating at this event so please bring you own blanket or camping chair. People with rugs will be positioned at the front and camping chairs behind that. 

Buy Tickets:

Buy Picnic Hamper:

Hamper contents

  • Steak and Edinburgh Ale Pie
  • Belhaven Smoked Salmon
  • Mull of Kintyre Cheddar
  • Red Onion Chutney
  • Oatcakes 
  • Rustic Sourdough Bread
  • Olives 
  • Beetroot Hummus
  • Veg Sticks
  • Chocolate Brownie 

Vegan / Vegetarian option available. 

About Illyria

Illyria are a touring outdoor theatre company whose mission is to 'create a varied programme of outstandingly enjoyable theatre and to make it available for everyone to see'. They have given more performances to more people across a wider area than any other open air touring theatre company! See a few of their performance images below and head over to their website to find out more.



This is an open air event that will go ahead no matter the weather so please dress for the conditions.

Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be given up until the 13th June, two weeks prior to the event but we will not be processing refunds after that point. In the eventuality of Archerfield Walled Garden cancelling the event due to adverse weather or other unforeseen circumstances, we will offer you a full refund.

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