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Play - Family - Outdoor, Sat 20 Jul 2019, £9-£40

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves!

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves!


In aid of Friends of Calvert Trust Lake District

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?

This fast-paced exciting show, adapted from the Arabian Nights, has lots to join in with, laughs galore, and the most magical cave you've ever seen. Perfect summer fun for thieves and vagabonds aged 5+, and for all adults itching to see just 5 actors play all 40 of the thieves!

Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes (including interval)

Charity Auction items of:
- Passenger ride in a Ford World Rally Car, provided by M-Sport
- Family Nordic Walking Adventure in the Lakes, provided by Nic's Nordic Walking
- Derwent Water Boathouse apartment weekend, provided by the Lingholm Estate
- England vs Wales Rugby match on Sunday, 11th August, 4 tickets, provided by Conexus MedStaff
- Family canoeing activity day on Ullswater, provided by Glenridding Sailing Centre

For Commission bids in advance email

Lowther Castle & Gardens facilities of:
- Main Cafe, has the full range of hot and cold meals, snacks and drinks and will remain open to 6:30pm
- In the Courtyard, pop pizza, ice cream, soft drinks, beer, wine and Tipsy Filly cocktails available through to the interval of the play
- Annual Pass holders, get 10% off tickets but these must be purchased at Lowther Castle

Bring chairs and rugs and, of course the vital ingredient children!

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 20 Jul 2019 18:30
Gates open 6.00pm. Performance approx 1hr 40mins (inc 20min interval).


Adult: £13, Child (Ages 5-15): £9, Family (2A+2C): £40, Carers: Free

Free Entry to Lowther Castle, Gardens and Adventure Play in the day on Sat 20 July for Theatre Ticket Holders.

Booking fees may apply.


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Events at this Venue


Lowther Castle,
CA10 2HH


Plan route to Lowther Castle and Gardens using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 528242  Lat: 54.61085 Long: -2.73192

Signposted from the A6 at Hackthorpe, within 15 minutes of M6 junctions 39 and 40, and the A66 from Penrith.

Parking: free

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

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