A Summer of Magical Theatre

The Cherry Orchard

by Anton Chekhov

13 - 28 July

As You Like It

by William Shakespeare

21 - 31 July

St Edward’s Sports Fields

Entry opposite Osberton Road

Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 7NZ

Event information

The exact performance schedule can be found on the Tickets Oxford page, in addition to other information.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to the start time of the performance. Seating is unreserved.

This is an outdoor production, please dress warmly. Chairs with backs (no cushions) are provided.


If you book to see both shows, you will receive a 25% discount.

A group discount applies for groups of 8 - book 8 tickets for the price of 7.

How To Book Your Tickets

The Cherry Orchard

By Anton Chekhov. Translated by Julius West

13 - 28 July

"All Russia is our orchard. The land is great and beautiful, there are many marvellous places in it."

When Madame Ranevsky returns to her family estate after an absence of five years, the cherry orchard is as glorious as ever. But unpaid debts and family strife have brought her ancestral home to the brink of ruin. The tide of change is coming, and a civilised and complacent culture is on the brink of collapse.

The Cherry Orchard marks the return to live theatre-making for Oxford Theatre Guild. This production balances the wry humour and touching melancholy of Chekhov’s bittersweet masterpiece which, more than a century after it was written, is as popular

As You Like It

by William Shakespeare

21 - 31 July

"Make the doors upon a woman’s wit, and it will out at the casement. Shut that, and ’twill out at the keyhole. Stop that, ’twill fly with the smoke out at the chimney."

Rosalind and Celia are well-bred young ladies some time in the reign of George III who have perhaps read too many romantic novels. Following a family row, they do what any young person with a Romantic sensibility would do and escape into the forest where they find Orlando, Rosalind’s love. Disguised as a young shepherd, Rosalind has Orlando woo her under the guise of “curing” him of his love for Rosalind, other adventures and romantic entanglements ensue. Yet all ends well and as we like it, with wit, love and reconciliation.

Come join us in the fields of St Edward’s School and experience the joy of live theatre and music again.

Wet Weather

In the event of rain, performances may be cancelled. Refunds or tickets for other nights will be offered to any affected audience members in line with our Wet Weather policy.


Please ensure when booking that your order does not include tickets for anyone outside of your household or support bubble.

This production is presented in compliance with all current COVID guidelines. For more details see our Covid-19 Policy.