The Story Museum's exhibitions are now closed as we prepare for our major redevelopment. The Story Cafe is open Tuesday - Friday.

The HandleBards: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Friday 1st September - Friday 1st September

Key facts


18:00 – 20:00



£12/£10 (advanced)

£14/£12 (on the door)

This event is suitable for ages 5+. 


Tickets can be booked at our Tickets Oxford page, or by phoning the ticket hotline at 01865 305305.

On the day of the event, tickets will only be available at The Story Museum. Our office number is 01865 790050 – but please be aware that the office is not regularly manned at weekends.

About the event


The HandleBards are the world’s first cycling theatre company!

Before touring their “beautifully bonkers” production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream around the world, they pedalled it 1500 miles around the UK by bicycle, with all the necessary set, props and costume in tow. Now, the show is back by popular demand – and, in usual HandleBards style, we can expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter.Join the HandleBards’ all-male troupe at The Story Museum for A Midsummer Night’s Dream as you’ve never seen it before!

And what’s the play about? Well – Four young lovers find themselves enveloped in the dream-like arms of a magical forest full of sprites, where a feuding Fairy King and Queen are at war over the possession of an Indian boy. A group of amateur actors share the same forest. They’re rehearsing for a play. Fairies and humans collide. Hilarity ensues. Visit to find out more!

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