RHS Garden Rosemoor is proud to present - Rosemoor Live! - a fantastic line up of live events running throughout the year. With performances, including music, theatre, comedytalks and children’s shows, there's sure to be something to appeal to the whole family.

Food and drink
Make your visit to the evening shows special by booking a pre-performance dinner in the restaurant. A fully-licensed bar will also be available from 5pm. 

What's on for 2019


Mad Dog McreaFriday 17 May 2019
Performance starts at 8pm
Mad Dog Mcrea
Mad Dog Mcrea blends a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz and bluegrass music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs.

The Animals & FriendsSaturday 18 May 2019
Performance starts at 8pm
The Animals & Friends*
In conjunction with the Plough Arts Centre, join The Animals & Friends for an evening of 60's rhythm and blues songs. From their number-one hit single, House of the rising sun, to We gotta get out of this place, you're in for a special nostalgic night.

Show of HandsSunday 19 May 2019
Selling out fast!
Performance starts at 8pm
Show of Hands*
In conjunction with the Plough Arts Centre, Show of Hands will weave story and melody together to create a spellbinding display of musicianship. Combining old songs with new, this is an unmissable celebration of the band's enduring impact on roots, acoustic and folk music.

Wednesday 22 May 2019
Beach Boyz Tribute Band at RHS RosemoorThe Beach Boyz *
In conjunction with the Plough Arts Centre, The Beach Boyz tribute band is back in town. Let us take you on a journey of time and space, back to the 1960s and across to the sunny shores of the Golden State of California where the surf sound was conceived.

Whether you are coming back to see them again or coming for the first time, the show is as exhilarating as ever; the five all-singing, all-playing boys continue to amaze, astound and defy belief in their recreation of America’s biggest and longest-selling pop-rock band The Beach Boys.

ABBA ForeverFriday 24 May 2019
Selling out fast!
Performance starts at 8pm
ABBA Forever
Recognised as one of the best live recreations of ABBA live in concert, ABBA Forever has entertained theatre audiences worldwide with this superb tribute to possibly the world‘s greatest pop band. Packed full of excitement and exuberance, dazzling costumes and authentic lighting design, ABBA Forever will take you on a journey back to the 70’s – the show is guaranteed to get you up and dancing in the aisles.

The Fisherman's FriendsSunday 26 May 2019
Performance starts at 3pm
An afternoon with the Fisherman's Friends
The real Fisherman’s Friends of Port Isaac as immortalised in a film (due to be released spring 2019) and following their hugely successful concert at Rosemoor in 2018, we are delighted to welcome back The Fisherman's Friends for an afternoon concert featuring an array of their favourite songs.

Brighouse & Rastrick Brass BandMonday 27 May 2019
Performance starts at 3pm
The Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band
Join us for an afternoon performance by one of the world's most famous brass bands. The Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band are perhaps most popularly known for their famous 1977 hit parade success The Floral Dance, which won both Silver and Gold discs for massive record sales and tremendous national and international acclaim.

Barnstaple Male Voice ChoirSaturday 6 July 2019
Performance starts at 7pm
Barnstaple Male Voice Choir
With a long and cherished history dating back to 1919, The Barnstaple Male Voice Choir is celebrating its Centenary in 2019. Currently, with 60 choristers, the choir continues its tradition of singing choral music with a varied repertoire and continuing to play its part in the cultural life of its community.

For all live music events, the ticket price includes garden admission from 3pm.


Lee Ridley and Richard DiganceSaturday 25 May 2019
Performance starts at 8pm
An evening of comedy
This evening of comedic fun features two stand-up acts that will leave you in stitches - ITV's Britain's Got Talent 2018 winner The Lost Voice Guy (Lee Ridley) and comedian Richard Digance. Lee Ridley a.k.a The Lost Voice Guy is the first stand-up comedian to use a communication aid and Richard Digance is a BAFTA-nominated television entertainer and Gold Award recipient from The British Academy of Composers.

The ticket price includes garden admission from 3pm.

Gardening talks

Chris BeardshawWednesday 29 May 2019
Talk starts at 3pm
An afternoon with Chris Beardshaw
Come and listen to a feature talk, from one of the UK's leading celebrity garden designers Chris Beardshaw. This will be an hour-long talk followed by a meet and greet and book signing.

Outdoor theatre

In association with the Plough Arts Centre, we have some magical outdoor theatre performances for children and adults alike. Immerse yourself in shows with stories from both classic and modern-day authors such as Charlotte Bronte and the hilarious David Walliams.

Friday 21 June 2019
Jayne Eyre* written by Charlotte Bronte, a production by Hotbuckle Productions.

Wednesday 10 July 2019
The Tempest *  by William Shakespeare

Friday 26 July 2019
Ali Baba & The Forty Thieves *

Thursday 1 August
The Legend of King Arthur *

Friday 9 August 2019
The Gangster Granny* written by David Walliams, a production by Heartbreak Productions.

Saturday 24 August 2019
Frankenstein *

The ticket price includes garden admission from 3pm.
Luxury picnic hampers for two (online booking essential ) and other refreshments available.
Please bring picnic rugs and/or low slung chairs.

Children's shows

Alice in Wonderland at RHS RosemoorTuesday 28 May 2019
Alice in Wonderland*, interactive children’s theatre. A magical adaption of the classical story of Alice in Wonderland. Join your host the Mad Hatter and all his friends as they try to find her unbirthday party. Garry Starr Pantomimes have written and produced this original and fully interactive show, which is filled with songs and dances with the actors fully encouraging children to interact with the characters.

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Plan your visit

Garden opening times (including Plant Centre & Gift Shop)

  • 10am–5pm, October–March
  • 10am–6pm, April–September

Open every day except Christmas Day. Last entry one hour before closing.

The Garden Kitchen Restaurant is open from 10am–4.30pm.

Garden admission

  • Non-members: Normal garden admission applies - did you know you can now buy garden tickets online for your visit to Rosemoor?
  • RHS members: Free plus a family guest.

Rosemoor Live! tickets
Be part of our fantastic year of live entertainment at RHS Garden Rosemoor.

Book Rosemoor Live tickets

The Plough events highlighted with a * need to be booked through the Plough Box office either by telephone 01805 624624 or online.

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