Outdoor theatre in the Ruins of Bradgate House!

(Ruins open 1hr before the performance)

Two performances daily 11.00 and 2.30


Tickets can be purchased on-line or from our Visitor Centre and Shop. Currently in person only or over the phone 0116 2362713 ext 25 (11.00 - 15.30) If you wish to have tickets posted additional £1 postage - or you can collect between now and August.

adult £12,
child (under 16) £8, under 2 free
Family (2A and 2 C) £32

You’ve got to fight him some time or other you know, ’cos he’s St George and you’re the dragon…


Poster of the Reluctant DragonWhen a dragon is discovered up on the Downs, the Boy is not in the least surprised. He's always known the cave there was a dragon cave, so it seems only right for a dragon to be living in it. But this particular dragon is not a bit like the ones in fairy tales - this one writes poetry and doesn’t like fighting!
When the town-folk send for St. George to slay the dragon, the boy needs to come up with a clever plan to save his friend and convince the townsfolk to accept him….
Quantum Theatre presents an enchanting adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s, The Reluctant Dragon - a touching, sweet and funny tale of bravery, friendship and derring-do for all the family.

Additional car parking charges apply at all 3 of the Bradgate Park car parks of £3 for the whole day

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Frequently asked questions:

  • Allow time for you walk from either the Newtown Linford car park (0.7 miles through Little Matlock) or 1.2 miles from Hallgates via the Reservoir and (FREE to visit) Visitor Centre. There are signs guiding the route. Car parking is £3 for the day - so why not enjoy a full day at Bradgate?
  • The Ruins of Bradgate House will be opened one hour before the show so you can set up for picnics.
  • The area is grass, no benches so bring low back chairs, picnic rugs. Please be considerate about large umbrellas or tented covers/windbreaks with regard to other visitors
  • We have limited numbers to 300 (so the space has plenty of room)
  • Bring picnics - celebrate/take pics (no recordings please)... but please note after the show we will be asking you to move on (sorry that sounds officious!) so we can clear the space for the next performance. (please tidy up after yourself)
  • We will have two port-aloos on site
  • There will be an ice-cream bike!
  • The show is great and the company will be using a sound system but it is live, outdoor and happens whatever the weather (except extreme lightning storms!) No refunds unless we cancel! (sorry illness or better offers do not lead to refunds)
  • The show is two halves each about 40-45mins mins with a 20min interval
  • Bring your tickets as the gate will be checking them
  • Car parks machines do not take cards

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Ticket Quantity Price

Adult Reluctant Dragon 11am

Decrease Increase £12.00

Child (Under 16) Reluctant Dragon 11am

Decrease Increase £8.00

Family Ticket (2 Adults 2 Children) Reluctant Dragon 11am

Decrease Increase £32.00

Adult Reluctant Dragon 2.30pm

Decrease Increase £12.00

Child (Under 16) Reluctant Dragon 2.30pm

Decrease Increase £8.00

Family Ticket (2 Adults 2 Children) Reluctant Dragon 2.30pm

Decrease Increase £32.00