The National Trust Theatre

The National Trust Theatre

Caring for the countryside and you

This is the first Countryfile Live at Castle Howard and we wanted to explore a big theme relevant to us all – how can we look after the countryside and nature better so the countryside can look after us? 

PLEASE NOTE, IF SESSIONS ARE FULLY BOOKED PLEASE TURN UP ON THE DAY AS SPACES MAY BECOME AVAILABLE.

In a nutshell, how can nature improve our sense of wellbeing?

The National Trust Theatre will be hosting a packed schedule of debates and welcoming some famous faces, including Ray Mears, Adventurer Dwayne Fields, Blue Peter’s Lindsey Russell, TV presenter Lizzie Daly and the Paralympian athlete Hannah Cockroft.

On Thursday, we ask the provocative question: ‘Are we loving the countryside to death?’ and canvass the views of nature expert Ray Mears. 

On Friday we focus on farming and nature and the highly topical issue of climate change in our world today. We also meet farmer and presenter JB Gill. 

On Saturday, our focus is on the future, specifically on engaging children with nature, with Blue Peter’s Lindsey Russell and young nature blogger Findlay Wilde.

Finally, on Sunday, we talk health, well-being and nature with biologist Lizzie Daly, Paralympian Hannah Cockroft and explorer Dwayne Fields.  

Booking for the National Trust Theatre is now open!

*Line up correct at time of publication and subject to change.

The National Trust Theatre Castle Howard

Thursday 15th August 2019

11:00-12:00

Official opening of the National Trust Theatre with the charity's Director of the North, Mike Innerdale - followed by Let’s meet Matt Baker

FULLY BOOKED

12:15-13:15

Are we loving the countryside to death?

FULLY BOOKED

14:00-14:45

Let's meet Ray Mears

FULLY BOOKED

15:00-16:00

Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize with Ellie Harrison

FULLY BOOKED

Friday 16th August 2019

11:00-11:45

Let's meet Adam Henson

FULLY BOOKED

14:00-15:00

Climate emergency - what does this mean for people and nature?

FULLY BOOKED

15:15-16:00

Let's meet JB Gill

FULLY BOOKED

Saturday 17th August 2019

11:00-11:45

Let's meet Countryfile's Anita Rani

FULLY BOOKED

13:30-14:30

Young people are the answer!

FULLY BOOKED

15:00-15:45

Let's meet Blue Peter's Lindsey Russell

FULLY BOOKED

Sunday 18th August 2019

11:00-11:45

Let's meet John Craven

FULLY BOOKED

13:30-14:30

Turn off, tune out, get grubby: Digital detox to connect with nature

FULLY BOOKED

15:00-16:00

The joy of gardening

FULLY BOOKED

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The National Trust is the country’s largest conservation charity and it looks after many extraordinary places and landscapes, hundreds of miles of coastline, countryside, rivers and woodland across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.  

The charity has been going for nearly 125 years and has always cared passionately about the importance of green spaces and countryside and the joy they can bring to people. It aims to create a healthier, more beautiful natural environment that is rich in wildlife, good for people, and offers visitors extraordinary experiences in nature.

*content subject to change