Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows
Featuring 750 jets in changing patterns, this showpiece comes alive with five-minute shows set to music.
Join us in 2014 as Longwood Gardens celebrates the 100th birthday of the Open Air Theatre, which Pierre du Pont built to provide a venue for the performing arts that so delighted him.
Since its 1914 Garden Party debut, this Italian-style outdoor theatre has expanded from its simple original fountains to the 750 jets that create the rainbowed curtain of water you see today, while playing host to more than 1500 performances throughout the years.
May 9–October 12
Five-minute shows run at 10:00, 11:00 am, 1:00, 3:00, 5:00, and 5:55 pm.
October 13–November 26
Five-minute shows run on the hour from 10:00 am–5:00 pm, and at 5:55 pm.
November 27–January 11
Five-minute shows run on the hour from 10:00 am–3:00 pm, and every 5 minutes beginning at 3:30 pm.
Please note that Open Air Theatre daytime fountain displays are sometimes canceled without advance notice because of rehearsals or stage set-ups.
All Open Air Theatre fountain shows are weather dependent.