Sunday 25 September 2016

Cheltenham Open-Air Theatre Festival

Event ended

Editor's Choice

Cheltenham’s annual Open-Air Theatre Festival is returning to Bacon Theatre's Tuckwell Amphitheatre for more alfresco drama, musical theatre, 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 2016, giving drama fans, film buffs and families the perfect opportunity to pack a picnic for a host of must-see events.

Celebrating its 13th birthday, audiences can look forward to celebrating sun drenched days and starlit nights in style, with gripping drama, musical comedy, film and family fun lined up between Wednesday 20 July and Friday 5 August 2016.

What’s more, this year will see the launch of the theatre’s brand new vintage refreshments van, offering audiences the chance to treat themselves to an ice-cream, hot chocolate or a little tipple before the events.

As Your Like It

As You Like It

Wednesday 20 July 2016

Celebrating Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary in style, Folksy Theatre will bring bold characters, live music, audience interaction and plenty of laughs to Cheltenham, in its exciting adaptation of As You Like It.

Tickets cost £14, with gates opening from 6pm.

Murder on the Terrace

Thursday 21 July 2016

Audiences will be put to the test when Heartbreak Productions bring its interactive whodunit play to Tuckwell Amphitheatre, offering twists and turns and a dangerous amount of humour in the murder-mystery, Murder on the Terrace.

Tickets cost £14, with gates opening from 6pm.

Robin Hood

Friday 22 July 2016

Gloucestershire’s local theatre company, Jenny Wren Productions, will offer its own brand of action, adventure and appalling green tights in its new adaptation of Robin Hood, promising plenty of entertainment for the whole family.

Tickets cost £14, with gates opening from 6pm.

The Importance of Being Earnest

Saturday 23 July 2016

See Oscar Wilde’s timeless comedy of manners in a sparkling adaptation by Eleventh Hour, with mistaken identities, alter egos and an unexpected visit from mum, in The Importance of Being Earnest.

Tickets cost £14, with gates opening from 6pm.

Man up

Man Up

Tuesday 26 July 2016

Pack up a picnic, grab a drink, sit back and relax, with a cinema screening of rom-com, Man Up, set to take place under the stars, starring Simon Pegg and Lake Bell.

Tickets cost £9, with gates opening from 7.30pm.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Wednesday 27 July 2016

Rain or Shine Theatre Company will make a welcome return to Cheltenham with its magical adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream, boasting magic and mischief, young love and fast-paced comedy.

Tickets cost £14, with gates opening from 6pm.

Gulliver’s Travels

Friday 29 July 2016

Join The Pantaloons Theatre Company and Lemuel Gulliver on a fantastical and hilarious voyage into the unknown, in a brand new, adventurous and innovative adaptation of the classic story, Gulliver's Travels.

Tickets cost £14, with gates opening from 6pm.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Saturday 30 July 2016

Eleventh Hour Theatre Company will return once again with its new adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s sinister and gothic tale, The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Tickets cost £14, with gates opening from 6pm.

Dotty the Dragon

Dotty the Dragon

Sunday 31 July 2016

Little ones can come face-to-face with a life-sized, fire-breathing dragon, when Blunderbus Theatre Company bring its family-friendly production of Dotty the Dragon to Cheltenham, boasting enchanting music, magical songs and exquisite puppetry.

Tickets cost £11, with gates opening from 3.30pm.


Tuesday 2 August 2016

Promising a night of musical entertainment, watch Renée Zellweger and Catherine-Zeta Jones kill for fame, in an open-air screening of the 2002 film, Chicago.

Tickets cost £7, with gates opening from 7.30pm.

Romeo and Juliet

Wednesday 3 August 2016

Featuring romance, swordfights and deadly potions, The Pantaloons Theatre Company will give Shakespeare’s tragic tale of ill-fated love a fresh twist, with live music and audience interaction, in Romeo and Juliet.

Tickets cost £14, with gates opening from 6pm.

Cheltenham School of Drama Summer School Show

Thursday 4 August 2016

Following four days of intensive drama training at Bacon Theatre, young performers aged six to 18 will present an enchanting stage production to showcase their talents.

Tickets cost £8, with gates opening from 5pm.

Around the World in 80 Days

Around the World in 80 Days

Friday 5 August 2016

Race against the clock with Phileas Fogg and catch the exciting musical adventure, Around the world in 80 Days, as Boxtree Productions round off the festival with an original soundtrack, trains, boats, romance, sword fights and even an elephant.

Tickets cost £14, 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 2016
Tuckwell Amphitheatre
Wednesday 20 to Saturday 23 July 2016; Tuesday 26 July 2016; Wednesday 27 July 2016; Friday 29 to Saturday 30 July 2016; Sunday 31 July 2016; Tuesday 2 August 2016; Wednesday 3 August 2016; Thursday 4 August 2016; Thursday 4 August 2016; Friday 5 August 2016
See above for details
Ticket prices vary per individual event
(01242) 258002

© SoGlos
Tuesday 10 February 2015

Your comments...



More events you might like...

Giffords Circus in Stroud

Sunday 25 September 2016

Roll up, roll up! The acclaimed Giffords Circus will take its anticipated show, The Painted Wagon, to Stroud as part of...

The Collector at Roses Theatre

Tuesday 27 September 2016

Henry Naylor’s critically-acclaimed play The Collector will be performed at Roses Theatre for one night only, following...

See the eagerly anticipated revival of The Dresser, starring Reece Shearsmith at Everyman Theatre. © Hugo Glendinning.

The Dresser play at Everyman Theatre

Tuesday 27 September to Saturday 1 October 2016

Catch the Olivier and Tony award-nominated play, The Dresser, at Everyman Theatre, ahead of its run at the West End

RSC live at Gloucester Guildhall

Wednesday 28 September 2016 to Wednesday 11 January 2017

Witness world-class theatre from The Royal Shakespeare Company right on your doorstop, with Gloucester Guildhall’s...

RSC live – Cymbeline at Bacon Theatre

Wednesday 28 September 2016

Bacon Theatre will screen Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Cymbeline this autumn, offering the chance to catch...

Unmissable highlights