Outdoor theatre returns to the Castle Grounds this summer!

5 April 2024
The Dragon Wagon poster
  • Four outdoor theatre performances commencing from June
  • Castle Grounds backdrop for all shows
  • Afternoon and evening shows now on sale

Tamworth Borough Council are inviting families to enjoy four outdoor theatre classic show’s taking place in Tamworth’s picturesque Castle Grounds this June, July and August.

Join Oddsocks Productions for Julius Caesar in June; Jellyfish Theatre for The Wagon of Dreams: The Dragon Wagon in July; plus, Tethered Wits Ltd for the Railway Children and Jeeves and Wooster in August, on the outdoor stage.

Bring your own picnic and be ready to sit back, relax and enjoy the show! Packed with fun and humour, these tales provide the perfect family entertainment.

Four shows will take place on the lower lawn of the Castle Grounds near the bandstand, with the stunning Tamworth Castle in the background providing a beautiful space to enable families to bring picnic blankets or chairs and settle themselves in their own areas for the performance. Audiences are asked to not bring alcohol, glass or gazebos. 

Award winning Oddsocks Productions are bringing Shakespeare’s tragedy – Julius Caesar, to life in their own hilarious and irreverent style on Sunday 9 June, at 6.30pm.

Tickets are priced at £12 for adults, £10 for children, or a family ticket for £37.50. 

Jellyfish Theatre invites people to their playful, inventive family show – The Wagon of Dreams: The Dragon Wagon, set on a retro caravan on Sunday 28 July. 

This joyful outdoor show about friendship, food and dragons is packed with puppetry, music and laughter. 

Tickets are priced at £12 for adults and £10 for children.

Tethered Wits Ltd are performing two great outdoor productions on Sunday 18 August. 

The first performance is at 2.30pm with heartwarming classic – The Railway Children, where a mysterious event changes the Waterbury children’s lives forever. This show celebrates the timeless power of love, community and the unbreakable bonds of family. 

Tickets are priced at £12 for adults and £10 for children.

The second performance is at 5.30pm with the comedy – Jeeves and Wooster, where you are invited to enter the whimsical world of Bertie Wooster, who faces misadventures from ill-fated romance to comical escapades. 

Tickets are priced at £16, £14 for concessions and £12 for children.

Jeeves and Wooster poster

Adey Ramsel, Theatre, Artistic and Events Manager for Tamworth Arts and Events and Assembly Rooms, said: “We’re delighted to be able to bring not one, but four amazing outdoor theatre performances to Tamworth this summer.

“Jeeves and Wooster is suitable for children over the age of 7 years, and The Railway Children is suitable for children over the age of 5 years. The Wagon of Dreams is best suited for children aged 4-8 years and Julius Caesar is fun for everybody.

“We are eager to showcase these productions from our beautiful Castle Grounds and feel really lucky to have our large and picturesque Castle Grounds which enables people to come and enjoy an afternoon of entertainment with their families.

“Tickets are on sale, so get booking now!”

Book online at www.tamworthartsandevents.co.uk or by calling the Box Office on 01827 709618.