The idyllic, stone built, Tuckwell Amphitheatre is the perfect setting for the 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.
Locals and visitors this summer can look forward to... The Tempest, The Importance of Being Ernest, Pride and Prejudice, The Magic Flute, A Swinging Summer Evening with Peter Gill, Cinema Under the Stars 2021: Pretty Woman , The Great Gatsby 2021, The Railway Children, Pygmalion, Mr Stink and The Songs of Purple Summer.
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.
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Road DirectionsBy car:
The Bacon Theatre, Prince Michael Hall and Tuckwell Amphitheatre are just minutes from the Junction 11 on the M5 and only 1½ miles from Cheltenham town centre.
The Bacon Theatre and Prince Michael Hall are accessed via the Hatherley Road entrance to Dean Close School. Simply follow the brown tourism signs from either end of the Hatherley Road. For satellite navigation purposes only, enter the postcode GL51 6EP. The Tuckwell Amphitheatre is accessed from Shelburne Road (GL51 6HE) which may also be approached from Hatherley Road. There is free on-site parking available at both sites. Please be aware that spaces cannot be guaranteed during busy periods so please allow plenty of time for parking.
Public Transport DirectionsBy rail:
The Bacon Theatre is ½ mile from Cheltenham Spa railway station, with direct links to London Paddington, Birmingham New Street and Bristol Temple Meads.
Buses 97 and 98 from Gloucester stop in Hatherley Road near to the Bacon Theatre drive. The 94 bus from Gloucester stops on the Lansdown Road. The D bus from Cheltenham stops in Shelburne Road.