In 2018 Woodchester Mansion will be open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays every week between 30 March 28 October. The Mansion will also be open on Bank Holiday Mondays.

Please note: On some open days, parts of the Mansion may be closed for private events. Before your visit, please check this Events Calendar to find out what is happening at the Mansion on the day that you plan to visit.

Finally, please note that the Mansion will be closed to the public on Saturday 29 September for a private event.

Outdoor Theatre At Woodchester Mansion

Event starts: 24 August 2017

The Festival Players Theatre Company


William Shakespeare’s

The Merry Wives of Windsor

At Woodchester Mansion
on Thursday 24 August 2017 at 6.30pm

Directed by Michael Dyer with Music by Johnny Coppin

The Merry Wives of Windsor"The roguish and foolish Knight, Falstaff, schemes to woo two married women to get his hands on their husbands’ money, but the wiley Wives of Windsor are more than a match for him. The Festival Players Theatre Company brings you this hilarious and colourful comedy in an all-male, fast-paced, costumed production (2 hours + interval) A summer feast of farce."

Please note, this is an outdoor performance and will take place whatever the weather. Please come prepared for all that the elements may offer. There is no option to move the performance inside the Mansion should the weather be bad.

The grounds will be open at 5.30pm for picnics, and the performance will start at 6.30pm. Please bring chairs and blankets for your own comfort.

Please park in the National Trust car park and either walk down the two-thirds of a mile to the Mansion or await our minibuses, which will take you from the foot of the steps from the NT car park to the Mansion, and return you to the steps at the end of the performance.

Tickets: £15 from the Mansion (01453 861541) or online from .Mark Spriggs as Falstaff

Festival players press release

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