This summer, Oxford Playhouse will be touring the Playhouse Plays Out Pop-Up Tent: a travelling tent offering an exciting, free, theatrical discovery space for everyone. Touring to festivals, fêtes, and fairs, the Pop-Up Tent’s very first outing will be the Restore Summer Fete at Manzil Way on Saturday 30th June, 12-5pm.
Inside the Tent is a haven of creativity, fit to burst with activities for young children, families and adults alike. For under-6s there will be performances throughout the day of Bath Time, a perfectly silly and magical show created by Toby Hulse, which is an ideal first experience of theatre for little people and lots of fun for parents to do with their children.
As well as Bath Time there will be an array of theatrical games, workshops and crafts on offer, which families can do at their leisure. For older children and adults there is a cryptic Treasure Hunt as well as audio plays and listening experiences including Etiquette – a small but perfectly formed play for just two people at a time, experienced with a friend through headphones. If all of that sounds a bit too active the Tent will also have a chill-out corner where you can kick back and relax in a cosy armchair with a cup of tea or a book. There really is something for everyone – and it’s all for free.
The Pop-Up Tent is an extension of Oxford Playhouse’s Playhouse Plays Out programme, which sees Oxford’s leading theatre taking shows to unexpected places across the county.
The Summer Fete on Saturday 30th June at Manzil Way, Oxford, will also include a dog show, crockery smash, live music, fancy dress parade, children’s crafts, plant and book stalls, strawberries and cream and all the fun of the fair! All set in our beautiful gardens on Manzil Way off Cowley Road, East Oxford. Entry £1, Under 16s FREE.