A Grade ll listed house with extensive landscaped gardens, gifted for the use and enjoyment of the people by Henry Charles 'Inky' Stephens of the Stephens' Ink Company.

Events - all proceeds go towards keeping the Gardens open for all to enjoy

The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny

Tue 27th Jul - Thu 29th Jul

11.30 & 14.30   (Weds & Thurs AM small availablility only)

Staged in the Bothy Garden

Peter Rabbit and his naughty cousin Benjamin know very well that they are not to go into Mr McGregor’s garden, but they cannot resist and soon they find themselves face to face with Mr McGregor himself!  But how will they ever escape?

Join Peter and Benjamin on their hair-raising adventures in this enchanting adaptation of the much loved Beatrix Potter classic – a treat for all the family.

Presented by

Quantum Theatre & Fredrick Warne & Co.

Tickets £11.50.

Under 2's go free  - please read FAQS before booking

You can  join the waitlist here https://buytickets.at/stephenshouseandgardens/491236

Sold out, sorry!

The Wind in the Willows

Sun 1st Aug


TTheatre on the Main Lawn 


Join Mole, Ratty, Toad and Badger on a wild adventure filled with motorcar madness, wicked weasels, exciting escapes and plenty of messing about in boats.

Pantaloons Theatre Company put their own anarchic spin Kenneth Grahame’s classic countryside caper.

Frantically feral fun for all

Age recomendation 5+

Tickets: adults £16.50, Under 16yrs £12.50

Booking essential - please read the FAQs before booking

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Street Food Sunday

Sun 8th Aug

12.00 - 15.00

Back by popular demand!

Join us for takeaway street food and a cold beer (wine and pimms also served) to enjoy in our beautiful Gardens

Vegan and Vegetarian options available

We are a licensed Premises.  Alcohol not purchased on the premises is not allowed

The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert & Sullivan

Wed 11th Aug


Opera on the Main Lawn

An unfortunate case of mishearing initiates the plot for The Pirates of Penzance, resulting in a dramatic change of direction for Frederic who sets a course to become a pirate rather than a ‘pilot’! 

The twists and turns of this classic operetta unfold with ingenious characters, sublime lyrics and some of the best-known songs in opera.

Presented by Opera Anywhere

Tickets Adult £24.00,  Under 16 yrs £18.00

Booking essential - Please read the FAQs

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Treasure Island

Wed 25th Aug


Theatre on the Main Lawn

It’s pirate ships and salty old sea dogs for Summer 2021 in Quantum Theatre’s swashbuckling new adaptation of the classic pirate adventure, Treasure Island.

From the moment young Jim Hawkins stumbles upon a treasure map at the Admiral Benbow Inn he finds himself embroiled in the murky underworld of pirates - and soon he is on the high seas in search of the pirate hoard. But once aboard the Hispaniola, Jim becomes only too aware that he is not the only one who knows of the map's existence...

Bursting with buccaneers, brouhaha and dastardly double dealings Michael Whitmore’s lively new adaptation delivers an action-packed adventure for the whole family.

Booking essential Tickets £16.50 Under 16yrs £12.50

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Too Young to Stay in, Too Old to Go Out!

Sun 12th Sep


Outdoor performance in the Bothy Garden.

In his one man show, Nigel Osner casts a quizzical eye over life as we get older, examining dating, love, work, holidays - even the gym! 

There’s a lot of humour, but with a bitter sweet edge. Making simple costume changes, Nigel performs original songs and stories by male and female characters,  including Gerald who is having a taxing night out in central London; a rich designer who falls for his hunky gardener; the woman maddened by her companion on a river cruise; and a fading star on an endless tour. 

‘Excellently performed, clever with plenty of wit and humour’ Musical Theatre Review

‘Witty, bitchy, achingly sad and, finally, strangely uplifting’ Broadway Baby

‘a beautiful piece of solo work’ Fringe Review

Tickets: £10 Booking essential 

Suitable for age 14+

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Sunday Lunch in the House

Sun 12th Sep

Sunday is lunch served in the house from 12:00 to 15:00.

Booking for lunch is essential please email info@stephenshouseandgardens.com  giving number of guests and time required and a contact phone number

or call 020 8346 7812, option 1,


Art for Wellbeing

Art for wellbeing classes, held  in partnership with Barnet Southgate College for the new Autumn term

Beginners & experienced classes will focus upon basic drawing skills. The advanced course is for learners with extensive drawing experience, & who wish to explore the visual arts in relation to culture & identity .  All classes working both inside & in the open air. COVID plan in place.

INTERMEDIATE: Mondays 10.00 - 12.00  

20th Sept - 1st Nov

BEGINNERS: Mondays 13.00 pm - 15.00 

20th Sept- 1st Nov

ADVANCED: Wednesdays 10.00 - 12.00 

22nd Sept - 3rd Nov

Please note no classes half term week 25th - 29th October

Booking essential

Ages 18+  Held in the Visitor Centre

For more information and to book please contact Rebekah Dean at 


Free event

Halloween in the Gardens

Sun 31st Oct

17.00 - 19. 30

Visit the Spine Chilling Cellars, join our Spooky Garden Spectre Hunt and marvel at the moves of the Fire Artist

Entrance from 5pm - Closes at 7.30pm  Entrance via East End Road Gate 

Remember to bring your torch and pen for your hunt

Tickets £8.50 -  Children under two years free.  

Social distancing and queuing  in operation in the cellars 

Booking Essential

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