The Tempest

The Tempest

by William Shakespeare

Directed by Michael Corbidge

With assistant director Martha Grey

Dates: Tue 19 – Sat 30 Jul

Location: Oxford University Parks (Picked Mead, Near Pond)

“How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, that has such people in’t.”

Oxford Theatre Guild is delighted to be back in the University Parks for their 2022 outdoor performances of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

Witness the enchanted world of Prospera, Caliban, Ariel and Miranda in a natural outdoor setting in the University Parks.

Twelve years ago, Prospera, formerly the Duchess of Milan, was usurped by Alonso, King of Naples, and Alonso's brother, Sebastian and cast adrift with her three-year-old daughter, Miranda. They now live on an island. Desiring revenge, Prospera uses her powerful magic to cause a great storm which shipwrecks her enemies.

This outdoor production of Shakespeare’s well-loved play The Tempest is directed by Michael Corbidge and Martha Gray.

This is an outdoor performance - please dress warmly and bring rainwear. Blankets are available to hire.

Please bring your own cushions. Chairs with backrests are provided and seating is arranged in semicircles, non-tiered. The action will be on ground level; there is no raised staging.

No lower age limit for children but parents are advised to accompany younger children.

Wet weather policy 

There is a reduced capacity indoor venue in the event of rain. Refunds or tickets for alternative performances will be offered to any audience members who cannot be accommodated.

Refreshments will be available for purchase on site. Picnics are allowed in University Parks. Bicycles are not permitted in University Parks. Please note that all audience members must leave University Parks by 9.30pm after the evening performances.

Wheelchair Spaces & Accessible Seating

If you require a wheelchair space or accessible seating for this event, please call 01865 305 305 or email for further assistance.

It is an approximate 5 minute walk from entrance to performance area. Ground is level for wheelchair and scooter users.

Please contact for further information about accessible seating.