We are thrilled to be staging Tree and Wood, an immersive musical and theatrical journey into the heart of the beautiful surroundings of Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens, in West Sussex as a highlight of the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019.

Running from Thursday 24 October until Saturday 2 November Tree and Wood offers the opportunity for all members of the family to share a unique after dark experience during half term. Enjoy the stunning surroundings of Leonardslee Gardens like you have never seen them before.

A rare chance to see this highly acclaimed show that charts our relationship with trees through time outdoor journey into sound and song. Never has there been a time that is so important to explore our love and fear of the forest that we rely on for our survival. Produced by Jony Easterby (creator of For the Birds and projection artist for the hugely popular Glow at Wakehurst Place).

Tree and Wood is a spectacle to behold….

It is a breathtaking sight and an extraordinary achievement. Guardian

To view a trailer of the show go here

To book, go to The Capitol website.

More about the show

Set in the forest at the onset of darkness, audiences are invited to take a journey into the forests of Leonardslee Gardens to find themselves exploring a lively and thrilling montage of image, sound, light and song, allowing people to have a genuinely uniquely immersive experience of the trees at night.

An exciting new outdoor performance by the acclaimed outdoor producer Jony Easterby, Tree and Wood includes physical performance, traditional and electroacoustic music and light installations. It explores the immediate tangible experience of trees – smell, touch, sounds – using the forest as its backdrop.

Jony Easterby works in collaboration with singer-songwriters Nathaniel Mann, Emily Williams, Sound Designer Matthew Olden and musicians Pippa Taylor, Sam Robinson and the acclaimed lighting alchemists DIM productions.

See the Tree & Wood website for more information.


Duration: 60 mins show, plus walk to and from performance site, approx. 10 mins each way.

Environment: This is an outdoor show, please check weather forecasts and dress appropriately. You will be walking, so ensure you have sturdy and warm footwear. Toilet facilities are available at the cafe at Leonardslee at the start/end of the show.

Wet Weather Policy: The performance will take place in the rain up to a point.  Please be prepared for rain with waterproof clothing. Rain falling on umbrellas can drown out the sound for you and the view for other people. If there are high winds the performance may have to be cancelled, due to the danger to both audience and performers. In this case the organiser will reimburse your ticket, or if possible we try and allocate you a place another night.

Age recommendation: There is no age restriction due to content, but in our experience, children Aged 10+ are more likely to enjoy the show than younger ones.