Amphitheatre Berrybank Park
Berrybank Park is situated in the heart of the Cotswolds at Oddington, near Stow-on-the-Wold. This small estate is situated overlooking the Evenlode Valley and, with its views of a glorious expanse of sky rising over the distant treeline, it’s a beautiful and inspiring place.
Located in the heart of the picturesque Cotswolds, the town of Stow-on-the-Wold is home to a wealth of historical and cultural landmarks - but perhaps none more striking than the Amphitheatre at Berrybank Park. The Amphitheatre has been sculpted in harmony with the surrounding landscape, offering 500 grassed seats and sweeping views across the beautiful Evenlode Valley.
The Amphitheatre was built in 2020-2022 in memory of Janet Cockell, whose spark and love for the performing arts have been kept ignited by her family through this incredible space - widely used by a range of performers, from internationally-renowned to local groups.
This unique outdoor performance space has become a beloved fixture of the local community, attracting visitors from all over the country to enjoy its stunning vistas and world-class entertainment. Not forgetting the venue's 18-metre pavilion, with its beautiful lantern-style glow - it provides front-of-house facilities, including a bar and restaurant.
From the moment you set foot inside (or, outside!) the Amphitheatre, it's clear that this is no ordinary venue. Carved into the side of a gently sloping hill, the seating area offers uninterrupted views across the surrounding countryside, with rolling hills and verdant fields stretching out as far as the eye can see. The stage itself is similarly impressive, with state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment ensuring that performances are crisp, clear, and immersive.
Of course, it's not just the technical specs that make the Amphitheatre so special - it's the sense of community and camaraderie that permeates every event held here. Whether you're attending a Shakespearean play performed by a touring theatre company, catching a concert by a local band, or simply enjoying a picnic on a lazy summer afternoon, there's a tangible feeling of warmth and hospitality that pervades the air.
However... The Amphitheatre is not just a venue for entertainment - it's also an important focal point for community events and activities throughout the year. The space is always buzzing with activity, especially since it is available for private hire - with people from all walks of life coming together to connect, share ideas, and build new relationships.
And yet, for all its popularity and significance, there's no denying that the Amphitheatre at Berrybank Park is still something of a hidden gem. Unlike more famous outdoor performance spaces such as the Globe Theatre in London or the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, it remains something of a well-kept secret - a place where locals can come to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life, and visitors can discover a little-known corner of one of England's most beautiful regions.
Overall, the Amphitheatre at Berrybank Park is a true testament to the power of community, creativity, and collaboration. With its stunning setting, top-notch facilities, and vibrant programme of events, it's a place that truly has something for everyone - whether you're a lifelong resident of Stow-in-the-Wold or a first-time visitor to the Cotswolds. So why not pack a picnic, grab some friends, and head on down to the Amphitheatre? You never know what kind of magic you might find there.
Ready to visit? You can visit the Amphitheatre box office online, where tickets for a wide range of events are available to book, including the likes of Robin Hood, The Great Gatsby, Doctor Dolittle and Mick Miller.