Monday 2 May 2016

Cheltenham Open-Air Theatre Festival

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Cheltenham’s annual Open-Air Theatre Festival is returning to Bacon Theatre's Tuckwell Amphitheatre for more alfresco drama, cinema under the stars and a whole heap of family fun.

The Tuckwell Amphitheatre at Cheltenham’s Bacon Theatre will be playing host to the Open-Air Theatre Festival once again in 2015, giving drama fans, film buffs and families the perfect opportunity to pack a picnic for a host of must-see events.

Celebrating its 12th birthday, organisers say audiences can look forward to celebrating sun drenched days and starlit nights in style, with gripping drama, film and family fun lined up between Friday 17 and Friday 31 July 2015.

Bacon Theatre manager, Jess Waterman, said: ‘For us, summer is our most treasured time of year because we get to open the gates to the Tuckwell Amphitheatre for live theatre experiences like no other, including brilliant family entertainment and cinema in the most incredible surroundings.’


Friday 17 July 2015

Exploring themes of class, love and friendship, catch Heartbreak Productions’ take on Jane Austen’s timeless story, Emma. Audiences will be transported back to a simpler time, where falling in love was the only thing on the agenda, in this timeless rom-com.

Tickets start from £12, with gates opening from 6pm.

Abigail’s Party

Saturday 18 July 2015

The hilarious, cringe-inducing and modern classic, Abigail's Party will take to Tuckwell’s outdoor stage, exploring social and cultural norms of the 1970s and testing them to the limits in this production by Eleventh Hour Theatre Company.

Tickets start from £12, with gates opening from 6pm.

Treasure Island

Sunday 19 July 2015

Ahoy there! The Pantaloons Theatre Company will return to Cheltenham with the legendary tale Treasure Island. Featuring a cast of just three actors, this show is set to delight adventure-seekers of all ages.

Tickets start from £12, with gates opening from 6pm.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Tuesday 21 July 2015

Pack up a picnic and blanket and watch Wes Anderson’s award-winning film under the stars. Set in the 1930s, it tells a darkly-comical tale of the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune.

Tickets start from £5.50, with gates opening from 7.45pm.


Wednesday 22 July 2015

Filled with live folk music, colourful characters and a Victorian setting, join Folksy Theatre for a production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet like you’ve never seen before.

Tickets start from £12, with gates opening from 6pm.

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

Friday 24 July 2015

Eleventh Hour Theatre Company will return to Tuckwell for a musical exploring everything you’ve secretly thought about dating. This funny, yet horribly-relatable play is the perfect backdrop for a summer’s picnic.

Tickets start from £12, with gates opening from 6pm.

Stranded and All by Myself

Saturday 25 July 2015

Cheltenham Youth Theatre and Nonumbum Theatre Company will join forces for a hilarious and thought-provoking double-bill of theatrical antics. Treasure Island meets the 21st century in Cheltenham Youth Theatre’s Stranded; while Nonumbum is set for a comical romp in one-act play All By Myself.

Tickets start from £8, with gates opening from 6pm.

My Pet Monster and Me

Sunday 26 July 2015

Blunderbus will make a welcome return to Cheltenham with its delightful show, My Pet Monster and Me. Suitable for ages thee to seven, little ones will love this beautiful tale of friendship; with pretty songs, magical music and live puppetry.

Tickets start from £8, with gates opening from 3.30pm.

When Harry Met Sally

Tuesday 28 July 2015

Will best friends, Harry and Sally, ever accept they are meant for each other? Head to Tuckwell Amphitheatre, where romantic and platonic friends alike can find out in a screening of classic film, When Harry Met Sally, with that scene.

Tickets start from £5.50, with gates opening from 7.45pm.

Much Ado About Nothing

Wednesday 29 July 2015

Pantaloons Theatre Company return to the Open-Air Festival again with its take on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. With masks, music and mistaken identities, don’t miss this fast-paced, physical and funny new production.

Tickets start from £12, with gates opening from 6pm.

Twelfth Night

Friday 31 July 2015

Gloucestershire-based Jenny Wren productions will feature as the finale of the festival with its action-packed performance of Twelfth Night. With cross-dressing, fighting and drunken revelling, this Shakespeare masterpiece is set to see off another successful season in style.

Tickets start from £12, with gates opening from 6pm.

Gates open an hour-and-a-half before each performance for festival-goers to enjoy picnics, and organisers also advise audiences to bring low-backed seating and come prepared for all weathers. And while everyone has their fingers firmly crossed for sunshine, in the case of bad weather, events may be transferred indoors into the Bacon Theatre.

Cheltenham Open-Air Theatre Festival 2015
Tuckwell Amphitheatre, Shelburne Road, Cheltenham, GL51 6HE
Friday 17 July 2015; Saturday 18 July 2015; Sunday 19 July 2015; Tuesday 21 July 2015; Wednesday 22 July 2015; Friday 24 July 2015; Saturday 25 July 2015; Sunday 26 July 2015; Tuesday 28 July 2015; Wednesday 29 July 2015; Friday 31 July 2015
See above for details
Ticket prices vary per individual event
(01242) 258002

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Tuesday 10 February 2015

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