Little Women

Enjoy this unmissable open air performance from Chapterhouse Theatre Company

Enjoy an open-air production of Little Women on Wednesday 14th August, as Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Louisa May Alcott’s beloved coming of age story with an evening of magical theatre in the Beaulieu grounds.

Meet headstrong Jo March and her sisters Meg, Amy, and Beth. Each sister is determined to pursue her own path in life, but though their dreams may be different, their family ties remain as true as ever. An uplifting and heartfelt tale of the March sisters’ journey into adulthood and all the trials and triumphs that come with it, Little Women features authentic costuming and a beautiful musical score.

about the play

Laura Turner’s deft adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s semi-autobiographical story of self-discovery, Little Women sees the March sisters – beautiful Meg, tomboy Jo, gentle Beth, and wilful Amy – through the adventures of their youth to the trials of young adulthood.

Jo weighs the affections of the March’s neighbour Laurie against her dreams of becoming a writer, and Amy longs to be an accomplished artist. Meg is enamoured of the steadfast John Brooke, and Beth wishes only to keep her family happy and whole. Against the turbulent background of the American civil war, the March sisters come into their own and must hold fast to their dreams through love, loss, heartache, and hope.

about the production

Chapterhouse Theatre Company produces critically acclaimed UK and international tours, specialising in Shakespeare, classic literature adaptations, and family shows. Originally founded to tour outdoor productions of Shakespeare in 1999, the company’ will celebrate its quarter-century in 2024.

The company has performed at the UK and Ireland’s most stunning historic venues, working with the likes of The National Trust and English Heritage as well as many cathedrals and stately homes to bring classic stories to life into the perfect setting. Chapterhouse strives to create a unique experience whilst continuing to bring joy to new and returning audiences every year.

timings & ticket prices

The performance will take place at 6.30pm, with doors opening at 5.30pm. Please note, admission to the Beaulieu attraction is not included.


Ticket type Ticket price
Adult £20.00
Child (5-16)* £12.00
Under 5s FREE
Student £12.00
Family (2 adults & 2 children) £55.00

Groups of 10 or more people receive an extra 10% off single show tickets (not in conjunction with family tickets or any other offers). To book using this group discount, contact the Beaulieu Events team on 01590 614614, tickets will be posted directly to you.

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DUAL performance TICKETS

Why not purchase dual performance tickets and enjoy not only Little Women on Wednesday 14th August, but also Pride and Prejudice on Tuesday 13th August. You’re sure of two amazing performances from Chapterhouse Theatre Company!


Ticket type Ticket price
Adult – dual performance £37.00
Child (5-16) – dual performance £21.60
Student – dual performance £21.60
Family (2 adults & 2 children) – dual performance £99.00
Under 5s – dual performance FREE

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We are very lucky to be located in the heart of the New Forest however this does offer up some unique hazards on the roads.

Please drive carefully and responsibly when attending the performance and be aware of free-roaming animals and cyclists on the roads. 


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