Open-Air Theatre Festival at Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham | The Bacon Theatre

Open-Air Theatre 

The idyllic, stone built, Tuckwell Amphitheatre is the perfect setting for our annual Open Air Theatre Festival, which returns this summer 3-15th August 2021!  Surrounded by lush trees and shrubs and sheltered from the outside world, this magical venue attracts the very best in touring open-air theatre from across the UK.

Festival 2021 Line Up

Cinema Under the Stars 2021: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood [PG]
The Pantaloons: Pride and Prejudice
Cinema Under the Stars 2021: Pretty Woman [15]
Tethered Wits: Pygmalion

Folksy Theatre: The Tempest

Opera Anywhere: The Magic Flute
Heartbreak Productions: The Great Gatsby 2021
Heartbreak Productions: Mr Stink 2021
Slapstick Picnic: The Importance of Being Earnest

A Swinging Summer Evening with Peter Gill
Jenny Wren Productions: The Railway Children

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This gem of an outdoor festival, tucked away in a secluded corner of Dean Close School, plays host to sublime jazz, classic drama, inspiring Shakespeare, colourful family entertainment, local talent and the enchanting Cinema Under the Stars; during Cheltenham’s Open Air Theatre Festival for two weeks at the end of July to the beginning of August every summer.

Magical Surroundings” (Gloucestershire Echo).

A magical experience ALWAYS.” (Audience member)

Imaginative, enthralling and compelling” (Audience member)

Good company, twinkling lights in the dell, a glass of wine before the film, a hot chocolate at the end – what more could anyone want?!” (Audience member)