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Oxford Playhouse
Oxford Playhouse
The Oxford Playhouse on Beaumont Street, Oxford.
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The Oxford Playhouse Theatre is situated on Beaumont Street (see red dot).


The Oxford Playhouse
Beaumont Street

Oxford OX1 2LW
Box office
Tel: 01865 305 305

Box Office hours:
Mon - Sat
9:30 - 18:30
Wed (10:00) until
half an hour after the start of an evening performance.
The Box Office is open at least two hours before a performance on Sundays.

Discounts are available on full price tickets £9 or more.

£2 off tickets for under 18's, over 60's, recipients of Job Seekers Allowance, Family Credit and Income Support.

£7 tickets for patrons with disabilities and a companion.


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The Oxford Playhouse

View the 360 degree photographs taken inside the Oxford Playhouse and outside the Oxford Playhouse.

See the Puss in Boots rehearsal pictures.

The Oxford Playhouse has a reputation for being one of Britain's leading theatres.

Founded in 1920, it has been associated with the launch of many careers and productions.

quote Today the Playhouse is one of the country's most successful presenting theatres.

We have a close relationship with a number of high calibre theatre companies and producers in order to produce a wide range of theatre productions.quote

Katie Anderson, Head of Marketing

Notable student performers have included Rowan Atkinson and Dudley Moore as well as future talents, such as politicians, Shirley Williams, Nigel Lawson, director John Schlesinger and writers Alan Bennett and Christopher Hampton.

The Oxford Playhouse offers a rich programme of drama, dance, music, music theatre and children's theatre. It also is taking an active role in producing, launching and commissioning new work.

The auditorium is quite intimate, although seating 600, and offers good sight lines, comfortable seats and a "traditional setting".

Directions and parking:

The Oxford Playhouse is within easy walking distance of both bus and railway stations.

quotePerformers like to come to Oxford as audiences are appreciative and vocal. They respond well.quote

Katie Anderson, Head of Marketing, Oxford Playhouse

The nearest car parks are Gloucester Green and Worcester Street. There are four park and ride bus services into Oxford which all run up until 23:00 Monday - Saturday.

Parking is also available on the street in Beaumont Street, Wellington Square and St. Giles and at Worcester Street and Gloucester Green car parks. Parking costs £1.50 (Gloucester Green £1.70) for the evening from 18:30.

There are four park and ride bus services into Oxford city centre, running until 22:00 Monday to Saturday. The park and ride bus service is clearly signposted as you enter the city.


Book 4 or more shows at the same time before a set time and save £2.50 on each ticket (top 2 prices only).

£2 off in advance - available on all full priced tickets of £9 or more for under 18s, over 60's, students, recipients of Job Seekers Allowance, Family Credit and Income Support and Entertainment Union members.

Schools: an allocation of tickets is available on selected shows Monday - Thursday at £7 each plus one free teacher's seat for every 15 tickets booked.

Party rate: Parties of 10 or more get 20% off full price tickets.

Students: Tickets at £7 are available during the week of the performance (cash only, to holders of a valid ID card.)

Please note that offers are subject to availability.

Youth theatre workshops and courses:

The education department of the Oxford Playhouse works with local schools to encourage their appreciation and participation in theatre.

School students are encouraged to talk with actors, participate in workshops and ideally become future theatre goers.

The theatre's policy now is to reflect the breadth of the local community by offering two shows a year dedicated to younger people. The long-term strategy is to address the needs of young people and to get more creative work on the stage.


The Oxford Playhouse offers a wide range of facilities for people with disabilities including level access to the auditorium, low level counters at the Box Office and the bar, wheelchair spaces and audio described and signed performances.

Wheelchair seats are located in the Stalls at the end of rows E and L and at the centre of Row T.


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