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The Oxford Shakespeare Festival 2022

20 June to 13 August
Oxford Castle & Prison
44-46 Oxford Castle
Oxford
OX1 1AY

The Oxford Shakespeare Festival

About the Oxford Shakespeare Festival 2022

The Oxford Shakespeare Festival is back for its 12th year!

Wild Goose Theatre (previously Tomahawk Theatre), BMH Productions, and Siege Theatre will be putting on marvellous performances of Shakespeare’s finest classics.

The Oxford Shakespeare Festival is an outdoor theatre experience that takes place in the castle yard of Oxford Castle & Prison. This year, expect:

Hamlet by BMH Productions
From 20 June to 02 July

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Wild Goose Theatre (previously Tomahawk Theatre)
From 04 July to 30 July

King Lear by Siege Theatre
From 01 August to 13 August

Please note that performances do not run on Sundays.

Ticketing information

  • Concession tickets are available for children, students with valid ID and those aged 60+.
  • There is also a group rate for 15 or more people. Please email info@oxfordcastleandprison.co.uk to enquire.

Festival line-up

Hamlet by BMH Productions
20 June to 02 July

Hamlet

Two hours of love, death and madness comes to The Oxford Shakespeare Festival 2022 at Oxford Catle & Prison.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Wild Goose Theatre / 7 (or so) brilliant things to do in and around Oxford this weekend
04 to 30 July

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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.
King Lear by Siege Theatre
01 to 13 August

King Lear

Come and bear witness to the downfall of a king, the destruction of a dynasty, and ultimately a sequence of events that will have a nation on the brink of collapse.

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