Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival is back

June 25, 2021 by

Award-winning Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival is returning this summer, bringing outdoor theatre back to South Wales.

Insole Court in Llandaff, Cardiff, and Tredegar House, in Newport.

Festival Line Up

Richard III by William Shakespeare
Directed by David Mercatali
Insole Court 6th July – 9th July 12th July – 17th July at 8pm
Tredegar House 19th July – 24th July at 8pm

Shakespeare’s greatest villain is unleashed in a story of cunning plot and brutal murder. In his determination to right wrongs and take what is rightfully his, Richard of Gloucester, charms, schemes and murders his way to the throne on his way to becoming one of the most famous kings: Richard III. But who will come out on top in the end: our dastardly king or his many enemies?

Tickets £15 (no concession tickets available)



E Nesbit’s The Railway Children adapted for the stage by Mike Kenny.
Directed by Simon H West
Insole Court 6th July – 9th July 12th July – 17th July at 6pm
Tredegar House 19th July – 24th July at 6pm

When Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis move to rural Yorkshire with their mother following the imprisonment of their father, they leave a comfortable, safe existence to discover a world that is insecure and hard, but one filled with love, resilience, and humanity. And always running through that world is the railway, in particular the 9.15 to London…

Tickets £12 (£10 for children under 11 only)

The Rose and Crown by JB Priestley
Directed by Wayne Vincent
Insole Court 11th and 18th July, 2pm

The setting is the public bar of The Rose and Crown. Into the bar comes an assortment of working-class characters who, with one notable exception, are fed up with life. Their conversations are interrupted by the arrival of a Stranger. Suddenly everyone finds they’ve a reason to live.
Set in post war austerity of 1946, the modern day relevance of the Rose and Crown may surprise you. Stranger things have happened.

Tickets £10 (no concession tickets available)

Everyman Youth Theatre present Henry V by William Shakespeare
Directed by Sarah Bawler
Insole Court Sunday 11 July, 8pm
Tredegar House Sunday 25 July, 8pm

Tickets £10 (no concession tickets available)


This year’s Festival is following the latest Welsh Government regulations, and has measures in place to keep  casts, crew and audiences safe, including reduced audience numbers to enable social distancing. Tickets must be booked in advance, so make sure to get your’s soon.

The Festival is staged this year  thanks to the ongoing support of our members and audiences, and thanks to funding by the Third Sector Resilience Fund for Wales Phase 2 Scheme, administered by the WCVA.

Peter Harding-Roberts, Festival Chair, said, “I am absolutely delighted that Everyman Theatre’s Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival is back, and that we are leading the way in bringing live theatre back to Wales. We are thrilled to be able to welcome audiences back to our performances, and whilst we have made some changes to help them go ahead, we’re excited to have the opportunity this year to take the festival on tour, before we hopefully return to our performance space in central Cardiff next summer.’

The Box Office is open now, and tickets can be booked by visiting our website (, or by calling 0333 666 3366.


Main image: Richard III rehearsal.

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