Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival celebrates the launch of their 36th Festival















Wales’ Premier Theatre Event, attracting over 15,000 visitors has opened its box office.

Now the largest theatre event of its kind in the U.K., Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival is offering 8 productions to satisfy the cultural appetites of the Capital City.

Employing home-grown Welsh talent and fostering the future of theatre, the festival is proud to showcase directing talents of Cardiff’s own Richard Tunley (Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama), Peter Doran, (Fellow of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama & 2017 Best Director for Belonging at the Wales Theatre Awards) and Simon H West (Bristol Old Vic)

This festival provides theatrical productions of the highest quality yet without the elitist price tag. Affordable theatre in the heart of the city centre for everyone!
2018 Productions
• The Merchant Of Venice (21st June – 30th June)
Shakespeare’s Comedy of Love, Sex, Power & Revenge.
Money! Portia has it, Bassanio wants it, Shylock loans it, Antonio borrows it.

• Stand Up in the Park (Sunday 24th June)
Following last year’s enormous success, professional stand up comics provide an evening of hilarity!

• The Rocky Horror Picture Show Film Screening (Sunday 1st July)
A new experience at the festival! A screening of the riotous and raunchy Rocky Horror!

• Dad’s Army (5th July – 14th July)
Don’t Panic! The Homeguard will be marching into Sophia Gardens this summer. This much loved British sitcom has been specially adapted for the stage and has all your favourite Walmington On Sea platoon members.

• Hello Cabaret In The Park (Sunday 15th July)
Back by popular demand! A celebration of musical theatre showcasing re-imagined classics and hidden gems.

• Fiddler On The Roof (19th July – 28th July)
A heartwarming and hilarious musical that will delight audiences. Tevye & the colourful community of Anatevka witness his daughters fall in love in a time of extraordinary change.

• Seussical Jr. (21st July – 28th July)
AndGo Productions return with Seussical Jr, A Madcap Musical for all the Family!

• King Lear: Everyman Youth (Sunday 22nd July)
Everyman Youth Theatre brings one of Shakespeare’s most demanding tragedies to the open air!

To buy tickets please go to our website;
or Telephone Box Office: 0333 666 3366