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Open-air theatre at Bristol Zoo Gardens next month

An open-air production of Shakespeare’s Henry V will be performed in the beautiful grounds of Bristol Zoo Gardens next month.

The classic tale of a young king wrestling with his conscience, leading a small, weakened army into the battle of Agincourt against the French battalions will be performed in the Zoo’s award-winning 12-acre gardens on the evening of Thursday, July 19th 2012.

Illyria is an intrepid band of five actors. Now in its 21st year, Illyria has won four international awards for their Shakespeare performances. The production is suitable for all ages.

To book tickets phone 0117 974 7300 or book online at www.bristolzoo.org.uk/whats-on. Tickets in advance cost £13.50 (adults); £6.50 (child) and £32.50 (family).

Visitors are encouraged to take rugs and fold-up chairs as seating is limited. Refreshments and snacks will be available. Gates open at 7pm, show starts at 7.30pm.

For more information about what’s on at Bristol Zoo Gardens, visit the website www.bristolzoo.org.u k or phone 0117 974 7300.

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Bristol Zoo Gardens

  • Bristol Zoo is open from 9am every day except Christmas Day. 
  • Bristol Zoo Gardens is a conservation and education charity and relies on income from visitors and supporters to continue its important work. 
  • Itemploys over 150 full and part-time staff to care for the animals and run a successful visitor attraction to support its conservation and education work. 
  • Bristol Zoo supports – through finance and skill sharing - 15 projects in the UK and abroad that conserveand protectsome of the world’s most endangered species.
  • In 2011 Bristol Zoo celebrated its 175th birthday. Over that past 175 years, the Zoo has brought six generations of Bristolians closer to wildlife, helped save over 175 species from extinction, established over 30 field conservation and research programmes all over the world, showed 40 millionschool-aged children the wonder of nature and given more than 90 million visitors a wonderful day out.
  • In 2010 Bristol Zoo Gardens set up a Conservation Fund to raise vital funds to help care for threatened animals and plants – both in the Zoo and through the conservation work we do in the UK and around the world.
  • Bristol Zoo Gardens is a member of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums. BIAZA represents more than 90 member collections and promotes the values of good zoos and aquariums.