Saturday 21st August 2021 at Bowood House & Gardens – 6:00pm

Updated: 21st August at 12 midday.


We have been monitoring the weather for tonight’s performance of Mr. Stink, and whilst it is forecast to rain, the performance will still proceed as planned. It is an outdoor event, and will only be cancelled if the rain becomes exceptionally heavy or there is a risk of lightning or thunder.
Should the situation change this afternoon, we will update this page. Thank you for your patience and as a gentle reminder that as we can never rely on the great British weather, please do bring appropriate clothing.

We are delighted to welcome you to Bowood House & Gardens on Saturday for the performance of Mr. Stink by David Walliams.

In advance of your visit, we request you read all the information below prior to your arrival. The event is sold out, so we are unlikely to have additional tickets at the gate.

Whilst COVID restrictions are easing we ask that all visitors remain conscious of social distancing measures.  We wish everyone an enjoyable show and ask that you are considerate of others in the audience. We still maintain some COVID restrictions at Bowood House & Gardens and we politely request your acceptance of these.

Directions & Arrival on the day.


  • The entrance to the House & Gardens is at the end of Derry Hill Village, just off the A4. You will enter the grounds via a White Gate. If you are using Satellite Navigation, please use the postcode SN11 9NF. Bowood is signposted from the A4 and A342.


  • Please arrive no earlier than 5.15pm. We cannot allow access before this time as the performance area will still be in preparation.
  • You may visit Bowood House & Gardens prior to 5.15pm but you will need to purchase a Day Ticket, this includes access to the Adventure Playground which closes at 5.45pm. If you do plan to visit us on the day, please advise Admissions on arrival, so they can allocate wristbands for your party.
  • If you are a Season Ticket Holder, you can of course enter the grounds as you wish. If you do plan to visit us on the day, please advise Admissions on arrival, so they can allocate wristbands in advance for your party. If you booked your Mr. Stink ticket with the Season Ticket Holder discount, you will need to show your membership card on arrival.
  • Our grounds officially close to the general public at 6.00pm.
  • Please show your valid Mr. Stink ticket at Admissions where you will be provided with a wristband for entry.
  • The performance area is located just inside our entrance.

The Performance & Refreshments

The Performance    

  • The performance begins promptly at 6.00pm, running until 8.00pm approx. which includes a 15 minute interval.
  • Please arrive no later than 15 minutes before the performance is due to start.


  • Feel free to bring food and drink along with you. You are welcome to eat before and during the performance.
  • Our Treehouse Café will be open during the first part of the performance and during the interval, but will close at 7.30pm. There will be snacks and drinks available.

Useful Information

  • Please bring something to sit on: rugs/blankets/low-backed seating.
  • Toilets are available at our Treehouse Café and also behind the performance area.
  • Space cannot be reserved as it’s on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Please check the weather forecast beforehand to judge whether you will need to bring rain macs or sun lotion.
  • You may wish to consider bringing insect spray as the performance takes place in a natural location.
  • We recommend bringing waterproof jackets/trousers/blankets, etc, rather than umbrellas, as a courtesy to those who may be seated behind you.
  • You are welcome to bring umbrellas. However, we ask that you are consider the rest of the audience and their view of the stage.

We look forward to you visiting us.

Bowood House & Gardens