A Midsummer Night’s Dream


04 July 2022

31 July 2022
Oxford Castle & Prison
44-46 Oxford Castle

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Wild Goose Theatre / 7 (or so) brilliant things to do in and around Oxford this weekend

About A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Wild Goose Production

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is Shakespeare’s best-loved comedy and one of the greatest plays in the English Language.

Young lovers escape Athens to a forest so they can marry in secret. Meanwhile, some workmen also arrive there, looking for a quiet place to rehearse a play they will perform for the great Athenian Duke.

In the forest, the King and Queen of the fairies, helped by their fairy servants, play tricks on them all with hilarious results.

Great comedy and farce with music, song, dance and period costume, this elegant and dynamic production will always remain faithful to Shakespeare’s beautiful language.

Following their highly praised, sell-out productions of Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing and Romeo and Juliet, Wild Goose Theatre (previously Tomahawk Theatre) returns to the magnificent Oxford Castle this summer.

The production will take place in the open air, in the exquisite surroundings of the Oxford Castle courtyard. As this is an outdoor theatre performance, please be prepared for whatever the weather may bring!

Wet weather contingency is available.

This production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is part of Oxford Shakespeare Festival 2022. Read more about the Oxford Shakespeare Festival, including the full line-up and FAQs.


Please note that performances do not run on Sundays.

Ticketing information

  • Dates: From 04 to 30 July 2022.
  • Time: 7.30pm.
  • Price: £17.00 per adult / £15.00 per concession (child, student with valid ID or aged 60+).
  • Please note that performances do not run on Sundays.

What do the critics say?

“This is a hugely enjoyable and compelling piece of theatre, which sparkles as brightly as Puck’s fairy dust. Definitely one of the ‘must-see’ productions in Oxford this summer.” —Oxford Times

“Wild Goose Theatre are fast rivalling Creation as Oxford’s most exciting theatre company!” —The Oxford Times

Wet weather contingency

Should the weather be bad on the day of your visit, the organisers will make every effort to continue the performance outdoors. If this is not possible, due to especially bad weather conditions, then the performance will be moved to the New Baptist Church on Bonn Square. This is a 5-minute walk from the Oxford Castle & Prison towards the city centre. Members of the team will escort ticket holders from the box office at the Oxford Castle & Prison to the new venue should the need arise.