Stroud Theatre Festival is 7 years old and this year sees the biggest festival with over 40 companies, 10 venues and 100 performances. The varied programme includes everything from dramas, comedies, history plays and children’s shows with a diversity of style and performance techniques.

Tickets for all events cost £6 each and are available in advance online from the festival website Early booking recommended.

The Museum in the Park is proud to be part of the festival hosting a number of shows in two contrasting spaces, the intimate, oak panelled Collectors’ Room and the light and airy Garden Pavilion. These will include:

  • Award winning company Multistory Theatre from Devon bringing a show for children 5 and above – Pandora –  a play for young people about big ideas (Friday 13 September 2pm; Saturday 14 September 12.30pm; Sunday 15 September 11am).

  • Stroud based spoken word performer Jonny Fluffypunk will present the premiere of Test Transmissions From The Edge of the World  with two of these performances based in a special radio shed installation created by international artists Miniature Museum (Friday 13 September 5pm; Saturday 14 September 5pm; Sunday 15 September 12.30pm).

  • Knapsack productions from Wiltshire present The Invisible Museum an exciting and interactive show aimed at 7 – 11 year olds and their families exploring the hidden voices throughout history, and discovering the women who missing from history books (Friday 13 September 3.45pm; Saturday 14 September 2pm; Sunday 15 September 12.30pm).

  • Gloucestershire based company Natura Theatre bring a new performance Jane Austen and the Cheltonians exploring an unpublished work by the leading author (Saturday 14 September 2pm; Sunday 15 September 11am; Sunday 15 September 3.30pm).

  • Following a great reception last year Beatrix Potter returns in Miss Potter’s Tailor’s Tale from Brandywine Theatre (Friday 13 September 2pm; Saturday 14 September 12.30pm).

  • Fergus Ryan brings the wit and strange wisdom of Ivor Cutler in his bizarre musical show A Scotch Sitting Room Vol 3 Ep 2 (Saturday 14 September 11am).

  • White Hippos from Devon bring The Numbers Station a wickedly funny one man show in which a lone radio operative stumbles upon the conspiracy to end all conspiracies. Or it might just be a clerical error (Saturday 14 September 3.30pm).

  • Stroud based performer and artist Bill Jones offers sage advice on the subject of cultivating Victorians in Growing Victorians in Your Garden including practical gardening tips, props including Bill's own illustrations and – of course terrible puns (Saturday 14 September 3.30pm).

  • Local musician and actor Paul Southcott returns with his stories of family life and lively tunes with Tideman’s Piece (Sunday 15 September 2pm).

Tickets for all events cost £6 each and are available in advance online from the festival website Early booking recommended.  The Museum is not responsible for the content on other websites.

Please check the festival website for information on all the different shows.

We hope you enjoy the 7th Stroud Theatre Festival!