In 2019 Woodchester Mansion will be open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays every week between 5 April and 27 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.

Outdoor Theatre - The Winter's Tale

Event starts: 23 August 2018

The Festival Players Theatre Company


William Shakespeare’s

The Winter's Tale

At Woodchester Mansion

on Thursday 23 August 2018 at 6.30pm

Directed by Michael Dyer with Music by Johnny Coppin

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Written by Shakespeare in his later years, The Winter’s Tale is an intriguing mix of drama and comedy. Sparked by an obsessive envy of a perceived relationship between his Queen and his oldest friend, Leontes, King of Sicilia, sets in motion a train of events which affect two kingdoms and two generations; there is jealousy and joy, revenge and romance, loss and discovery, remorse and revelry, and an amazing revelation. Tremendous entertainment for a Summer evening from this premier all-male company.

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 

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