Welcome to Gaudy Week 2018


s the end of the academic year approaches, the magnificent finale to the St Edward’s summer that is Gaudy Week flows on with it, and we are delighted to be announcing the outline programme. The week long celebration, featuring all aspects of life at Teddies, gets underway on Saturday 30th June.

Taking in theatrical and dance productions, art and design exhibitions, a host of musical performances, academic presentations, exhibits and trips, as well as all the sporting action from Cricket Week and the Henley Royal and Reading Town Regattas, the festivities conclude with the speeches and prize-giving of Gaudy itself on Saturday 7th July.

Book all your Gaudy 2018 tickets here

To help build up the anticipation levels for this year’s activities, click on the image below to watch a few of the highlights from Gaudy Week 2017.

Bookings are now open

Most events in Gaudy Week require a ticket to attend, though all are free of charge. The performances in particular are likely to be booked quickly, so making early ticket reservations is highly recommended. To book your tickets please visit the events pages here.

Events this year include:


  • Two major Gaudy Concerts, the first from the combined Choirs, Orchestra and Concert Band, the second our very own edition of the ever emotive Last Night of the Proms
  • The Close Harmony Showcase
  • Jazz from the House Band
  • A LAMDA Presentation evening
  • The Warden’s OSE Recital
  • Songwriters’ Collective
  • Teddies Rocks the Tent

Drama and Dance

  • Lower School performance: Sunday Morning at the Centre of the World by Louis de Bernières
  • Senior School performance: Someone, Somewhere, a new play by Sam Potter, to be performed at The Edinburgh Fringe
  • The Dance Showcase: A Night at the Musicals

Art and Design

  • Mixed Years’ Art and Design Exhibition
  • Leavers’ Art and Design Exhibition

Academic and School Events

  • The Final of the Warden’s Project
  • Shell Science Exhibition and Presentations: Making Teddies more Sustainable
  • Girls Write the Future: Presentation Evening
  • Friends of St Edward’s 10th Anniversary Drinks Reception
  • The Dambusters and Beyond: Celebrating the RAF: An exhibition in The North Wall Gallery


  • Henley Royal and Reading Town Regattas
  • Cricket Week: matches versus Radley, Free Foresters, the RAF, Oxfordshire CCC, the MCC and the St Edward’s Martyrs