Just as the sun comes out, so Chippy Theatre announces its annual al fresco season featuring music and children’s shows in some stunning locations around the Cotswolds.

The fun kicks off on June 14 in the beautiful and extensive grounds of Merriscourt on the border of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire.


Home of Thomas Astor and his family, there you can enjoy THE EUROPEAN JAZZ QUARTET and their tribute show to the ‘Kings of Jazz’ – Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet, with renowned international singer and French trumpeter – Jerome Etcheberry and his quartet.

Formed in 2022 for an appearance at the Tel Aviv New Orleans Jazz Festival and named The European Jazz quartet, revisit the hits played and sung by Armstrong and Bechet, still revered today. Book here https://www.chippingnortontheatre.com/whats-on/the-european-jazz-quartet-merriscourt

Bad Dad

Children will love this open air adaption of David Walliams’ Bad Dad at CORNBURY PARK on August 17 at 4pm. Join Heartbreak Productions for this warm-hearted tale that follows the highs and lows of a father-son relationship, and watch Frank and Gilbert navigating their way through car chases and convicts and the clutches of the local crime lord.


And don’t forget to pack your picnic, sun-cream, something to sit on, and some wet weather gear just in case and revel in some seriously good family entertainment. https://www.chippingnortontheatre.com/whats-on/bad-dad-cornbury-park

21st Century Queen

And last but not least prepare for the concert of a lifetime as 21st Century Queen recreates many of the band’s biggest hits including: We will Rock You, Radio Ga Ga and Bohemian Rhapsody. Performing hit after hit, 21st Century Queen promises a big night out at Chipping Norton Rugby Club on August 20.

Chippy Rugby Club

Book here https://www.chippingnortontheatre.com/whats-on/21st-century-queen-chipping-norton-rugby-club