Summer Show 2022 Pitches

As You Like It - Summer 2020

Treasure Island - Summer 2018

We are looking for a talented person to direct our next outdoor show in summer 2022. If you feel you have the qualities needed to create a compelling show, then we want to hear from you.

OTG has been making acclaimed outdoor theatre in Oxford college gardens, parks and playing fields for over 60 years. From Shakespeare to Chaucer and Jane Austen to Robert Louis Stevenson, we’ve entertained thousands of residents and visitors to our city.

Following on from a successful repertory season last year at St Edward’s School, where we performed As You Like It and The Cherry Orchard, we are keen to  hear about your creative vision for our next garden show. We can offer a wealth of support and expertise, as well as practical assistance to the director.

Here's what a previous director has to say about our summer shows...

  • Put on a classic or family friendly show in gorgeous garden settings 
  • Directors have a say in location and vision for the setting / environment where their show will be  performed - create a real ‘atmosphere’ ‘site specific’ show. 
  • It's an annual theatre event with built in help with publicity and production support 
  • It's ideal for a director who would like to gain more experience on larger scale ambitious productions with talented pool of auditionees /cast.

If you are interested or would like to talk more about ideas please feel free to get in touch with the Chair or Summer 2021 director Alex Brinkman-Young.

The deadline for pitches is Saturday 4th December, 2021 at 9am.

You can find full details by downloading the Summer 2022 Pitch Process document.  We look forward to seeing what you can come up with!


The timetable for applications is as follows:

20 November – Applications reopen

We welcome any preliminary indications of an intention to pitch (to at an early stage, and can provide any needed practical advice along the way. It is essential that directors check with rights holders ahead of preparing their pitches to be certain that a production would be possible in the summer of 2022.

9am on Saturday 4 December – Deadline for pitch documents to be sent to the committee (

For more details of what to include in your pitch, please see the attached notes. Please note that unfortunately we cannot guarantee to consider any late applications owing to the short timescales

16 December – Interviews

If you are not available to attend an interview on that evening, please alert us before submitting your pitch so that alternative arrangements can be put in place, where necessary.

If you have any questions about the process, working in outdoor spaces or would like help in putting together a pitch, please get in touch with us at and we will be happy to talk to you about it.