The theatre is open from 7.00pm with the performances starting at 7.30pm.
There isn’t a specific meeting point, just come directly to the castleyard.
Each performance has 180 seats that we provide. Bringing your own chairs is not permitted.
Seating is also all non-reserved, so you may sit anywhere you choose.
There is a backup location at a local church, so come to the castleyard as normal and from there, you will be redirected.
If there are a small number of guests, the performance will be moved inside and performed in our Key Learning Centre, located next to the Castleyard Cafe.
We would advise checking the weather beforehand and bringing any appropriate clothing with you (coat, umbrella, blanket etc).
Collect your picnic pack from the The Castleyard Cafe, before the performance begins. We would advise 7.00pm at the earliest.
You can see our picnic pack options here.
It varies from performance to performance. Usually, the play will finish at 10.00pm, but sometimes they can overrun.
Yes, there is a 30-minute interval in the middle of each performance.
Yes, but no alcohol or glass. Glass is prohibited and if you are found to have it on you, we will confiscate it and return it to you at the end of the performance.
If you would like alcohol during your performance, we do sell alcohol from our cafe during The Oxford Shakespeare Festival.
Yes, there will be a limited number of tickets available on the door. These will be sold on a first come first serve basis.
For any other questions, please don’t hesitate to call the attraction on 01865 260666 or alternatively you can call our Bookings Team on 01904 261262.