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12 Amazing Outdoor Theatre, Opera & Cinema events in Gloucestershire

Outdoor events in Gloucestershire

Experience Outdoor Theatre, Opera, and Cinema in the Cotswolds this Summer

Immerse yourself in a plethora of outside events across the beautiful landscapes of Gloucestershire - from historic castles to open air swimming pools!

With a variety of performances and screenings, there’s something for everyone to enjoy under the open sky.


Outdoor Theatre

Red Sky at Sunrise at Painswick Rococo Garden
Saturday 22 June 2024 Enjoy an immersive performance of "Red Sky at Sunrise," honouring Laurie Lee with storytelling and live music amidst the scenic beauty of Painswick Rococo Garden.

Romeo & Juliet at Sandford Parks Lido

Saturday 23 June 2024
Experience Shakespeare’s iconic tragedy performed by Illyria in the open air, featuring a fast-paced, beautifully spoken production.
Suitable for ages 8+.

The Comedy of Errors at Painswick Rococo Garden

Thursday 4 - Saturday 6 July 2024
Join the HandleBards for a bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare’s "The Comedy of Errors," promising mistaken identities, music, and manic costume changes.

Great Expectations at Sandford Parks Lido

Saturday 6 July 2024
Quantum Theatre presents a new adaptation of Dickens’s "Great Expectations," following Pip’s journey through adversity.
No dogs permitted.

As You Like It at Berkeley Castle

Wednesday 14 - Thursday 15 August 2024
The Duke’s Theatre Co returns with a brand-new production of "As You Like It" directed by Kevin Bennett.

As You Like It at Sudeley Castle
Sunday 18 August 2024
Enjoy The Duke’s Theatre Co’s performance of "As You Like It" directed by Kevin Bennett, promising laughter and delight.

Twelfth Night at Berkeley Castle

Sunday 1 September 2024
Join Jenny Wren Productions for an open-air performance of Shakespeare’s "Twelfth Night," featuring live music and classic comedic elements.

Outdoor Opera

A Magical Evening of Opera at Painswick Rococo Garden
Friday 19 July 2024
Enjoy a summer evening of opera with Wild Arts, featuring a love story built around opera classics performed by emerging stars and a string quintet.

Wild Arts Opera at Sudeley Castle

Wednesday 24 July 2024
Experience Wild Arts’ famous opera show at Sudeley Castle, with a 75-minute performance of opera classics sung by rising stars and accompanied by a string quintet.

Outdoor Cinema

The Greatest Showman - Outdoor Cinema at Sandford Parks Lido
Sunday 31 August 2024
Enjoy an evening of classic outdoor cinema with "The Greatest Showman" at Sandford Parks Lido. Premium deck chairs available for hire.
Only assistance dogs permitted.

Outdoor Family-Friendly Performances

One Man Circus at Sudeley Castle & Gardens
Saturday 22 June 2024
Bring the kids for an afternoon of fun with Lucas Jet’s one-man circus extravaganza, featuring unicycling, juggling, and acrobatics.

The Little Mermaid at Painswick Rococo Garden

Monday 26 August 2024
Join IKP’s "The Little Mermaid" for a family-friendly show perfect for all ages. Bring a picnic and be prepared for all weathers.
Separate admission fee for garden visit.


Make the most of your summer by attending these spectacular outdoor events in Gloucestershire.

Whether you’re a fan of theatre, opera, cinema, or family-friendly performances, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in these beautiful settings.
Mark your calendars and experience the arts like never before!

Explore Gloucestershire
14 June 2024


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