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Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi 2016

The Tythe Barn, Bicester

We return to this beautiful 14th Century Barn in rural Oxfordshire after great success here in 2015. The layout here will be in the round, to create the intimate atmosphere to pair with this Bellini tragedy, following the story of the Capulets and the Montagues.

Join us here on Wednesday 27th April, 7.30pm

Tickets are £25 adults and include a drink on arrival, or £18 for under 18s, and are available to purchase by contacting the The Tythe Barn directly on; telephone 01869 321442 or email [email protected]



Running Time:
2 hours (includes 20-min interval)

Venue Information

Venue Description:
An early 14th Century barn still a bustling venue right at the heart of the local community, farmed by the same family since 1480. A record of Manor Farm, to which The Tythe Barn belongs, appears in the Doomsday Book and there is an interesting history written up about how priests used to hide in the farmhouse during the English Civil War. Over 500 were secretly ordained by Bishop Skinner in the beautiful Norman Church of Launton, situated behind The Tythe Barn and there is believed to be a priests' tunnel running from the farmhouse to the church.

Historically the role of The Tythe Barn would have been to store all the produce provided by the local community and then a percentage of this would have been passed on to the landlord as a form of rent- hence the name Tythe. Today, the property is farmed by the Deeley family and the Barn was used as a home for lambing ewes in the spring, harvesting grain in the summer and as a home to cattle in the winter. Sympathetically renovated by William and Emma Deeley, along with the adjoining Cowshed, The Tythe Barn is a stunning 14th Century venue.
  • Bar
  • Toilets
  • Parking

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