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Cardiff Open Air Theatre


22 Jun 2023 - 29 Jul 2023

Event Info

The Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival returns to Sophia Gardens this summer!

Spanning six weeks from 22 June to 29 July, the programme offers something for everyone.

The festival opens with cult hit musical The Addams Family. Directed by Gregory Ashton, it promises to be a dazzling spectacle with ghoulish giggles and freaky fun. Acclaimed festival regular Simon H West returns to direct Calendar Girls, a warm-hearted adaptation of the beloved British comedy film about courage and friendship. Meanwhile, families will love the Matilda Jr. musical, igniting the stage with Go Theatre’s trademark high-energy style.

Shakespeare’s best-loved comedy closes the festival in late July: A Midsummer Night’s Dream is brought vividly to life by the imagination of director Paul Clements, guaranteeing a fresh and unforgettable experience.

And with music, stand-up comedy, and a movie night the full programme is packed with shows to suit all tastes .

The pop-up theatre features a 400-seat stand with all seats numbered and undercover, so audiences can enjoy outstanding outdoor entertainment while staying dry, whatever the weather! The festival courtyard includes a bar, which opens an hour prior to each performance: the perfect start to an unforgettable summer night.