Friday 13th August 2021

Venue: Chawton House

**Please note tickets for this event have now sold out. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, email

CCADS Theatre


Jane Austen’s


Adapted for the stage by Tim Luscombe

Award-winning CCADS Theatre culminate their vibrant open-air theatre tour of Jane Austen’s joyous romantic comedy, EMMA, in the village where this timeless novel was written and outside the very house that supposedly served as inspiration for Mr Knightley’s Donwell Abbey.

Miss Emma Woodhouse amuses herself by matchmaking and meddling in the romantic lives of those closest to her. As she navigates her way through the challenges of growing up, friendship strife, mistaken identity and misguided matches, will she recognise the love that has been there all along and earn her very own ‘happily ever after’ … ?

Book now to take your place at this delightful theatrical event suitable for all ages … !

Tickets: £12 & £10 concessions (students and under 25s)

By kind permission of Stagescripts Ltd.

Doors open at 5.30pm. Performance begins at 7.00pm. Food and drink will be available for purchase and served from the Courtyard. Pre-order a Ploughman’s picnic here!

The running time is 2hrs 20mins, including of a twenty minute interval.

Access requirements

The performance will be held on the South Lawn in the gardens of Chawton House. The lawn is close to the entrance and is closely accessible for drop-off by vehicle for those with access requirements.

There are accessible parking spaces available in the staff car park a short walk from the South Lawn. Please email if you have any concerns about accessing this event.

This event is raising money for Home-Start Butser and Home-Start Winchester and Districts..  Home-Start is a local community network of trained volunteers and expert support helping families with young children through their challenging times.  It is there for parents when they need help the most – because childhood can’t wait.