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Theatre / Plays

Going to the theater is a popular activity in Oxford, especially the outdoor performances of Shakespeare plays in the summer. If you intend to see a show while in town, you should check the listings at the individual theatres and buy your tickets in advance, or else you may be disappointed.

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Oxford Playhouse | Creation Theatre Company | Old Fire Station
Burton Taylor |  New Theatre (Apollo) | Pegasus Theatre
University Theatre | Oxford Shakespeare Company
North Wall Arts Centre | Miscellaneous Theatre in & Around Oxford

What's Showing?

Secret Theatre: Show 2

2 weeks. 5 shows. 20 artists. And you, the audience...
Come and share the secret.

Secret Theatre is coming to Oxford…

Show 2 is taking place on Oxford Playhouse’s main stage. The flagship production of the Secret Theatre season, this is the show that really got people talking. If you like bold, clever and thought-provoking productions this one is for you. It received 4 star reviews and was described as “vivid and vital” and “crystalline and heart-breaking” by the critics.

Recently awarded Best Ensemble at The Stage Awards for Acting Excellence, the Secret Theatre company are in Oxford for just two weeks performing five different shows on the main stage, back stage, in the Burton Taylor Studio and in a secret off-site location. We’re keeping the titles and the authors a secret; creating a genuine surprise and an intriguing chance to discover something new.

All will be revealed… but only when the curtain goes up.

Read more about Secret Theatre here.

Book for the other Secret Theatre productions here:
Show 6, Show 4, Show 3

Show 5 has sold out. Book for shows 2, 3, 4 and 6 for £44 (discount will apply automatically in your basket).

Age guideline 14+

Thu 4th 19:30;  Fri 12th 19:30;  Sat 13th 14:30/ 19:30

Tickets and Information

£18 (£16)

Secret Theatre: Show 4

Secret Theatre is coming to Oxford...

Show 4 is taking place on Oxford Playhouse’s main stage. With a nod to Jacobean tragedy it’s been described as “thrilling” and “a thick slice of thick pulp fiction”. A voyeuristic look at power-struggles and notions of fame, this show is for audiences who like thoughtful provocations. If you saw and enjoyed 1984 – book for this!

Recently awarded Best Ensemble at The Stage Awards for Acting Excellence, the Secret Theatre company are in Oxford for just two weeks performing five different shows on the main stage, back stage, in the Burton Taylor Studio and in a secret off-site location. We’re keeping the titles and the authors a secret; creating a genuine surprise and an intriguing chance to discover something new.

All will be revealed… but only when the curtain goes up.

Sat, 06 Sep 2:30 PM - Sat, 06 Sep 7:30 PM

Tickets and information

£18 (£16)

Secret Theatre: Show 3

Show 3 is taking place back stage at Oxford Playhouse. If you enjoy our Playhouse Plays Out programme or like your theatre locations with a twist, why not give this one a go? It’s a pitch-black comedy that the critics loved.

Recently awarded Best Ensemble at The Stage Awards for Acting Excellence, the Secret Theatre company are in Oxford for just two weeks performing five different shows on the main stage, back stage, in the Burton Taylor Studio and in a secret off-site location. We’re keeping the titles and the authors a secret; creating a genuine surprise and an intriguing chance to discover something new.

All will be revealed… but only when the curtain goes up.

Tue 9th, Wed 10th September19:30

Tickets and information

£18 (£16)

Secret Theatre: Show 5

Secret Theatre is coming to Oxford…

Show 5 is taking place in a secret, off-site location. This show is experimental theatre at its best. If you’re brave enough, buy for this one and await our directions to the secret city centre location. You won’t be disappointed.

Recently awarded Best Ensemble at The Stage Awards for Acting Excellence, the Secret Theatre company are in Oxford for just two weeks performing five different shows on the main stage, back stage, in the Burton Taylor Studio and in a secret off-site location. We’re keeping the titles and the authors a secret; creating a genuine surprise and an intriguing chance to discover something new.

All will be revealed… but only when the curtain goes up.

11th September 2014

19:30 PM

Tickets and information

£11 (£9)

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Creation Theatre Company
01865 766266

official website

What's Showing?

Macbeth

reation’s next outdoor summer Shakespeare will be a production of Macbeth in the grounds Lady Margaret Hall’s gardens.

Recommended for age 8+

Performances: August – September 2014

Schools’ Performances

Tuesday 2th – Friday 12th September 7:30pm
Plus selected matinees Wednesday 10th & Thursday 11th September 1:00pm

Tickets from £15 (Tuesday to Friday)
Free teacher tickets
Flexible ticket reservations
Free classroom resource pack
We can arrange your coaches for you

Tuesday 2th – Friday 12th September

7:30 pm

Tickets and Information

Tickets from £15 (Tuesday to Friday)

Macbeth

Shakespeare’s darkest play

A political thriller and a horror story. Fast paced, unrelenting, absorbing, repugnant.

This never was safe theatre and in Creation’s hands it becomes a rollercoaster of dreams and visions, re-imagined within the confines of a sanatorium within earshot of the guns of the Western Front.

Gathered for a strange wake and seated at tables before the edifice of Lady Margaret Hall, the audience is drawn into a disconcerting world that drifts among them like whispering eddies of dreaded gas.

2th Sep - 6th Sep

7:30 pm; 7:30 pm; 7:30 pm; 7:30 pm; 2:00 pm/7:30 pm

Tickets and Information

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Old Fire Station
George Street, 01865 297170 (Box Office)

official website
Click here for transportation and parking information for this theatre

What's Showing?

Oxford Improvisers

The Oxford Improvisers are part of our regular Tuesdays at the Old Fire Station and hold their events on the first Tuesday of the month. Inviting guests from Britain and abroad they perform a monthly evening of new and improvised music.

In September they are joined by the Cheltenham improvisers led by Chris Cundy.

The process of performing music from a fully notated score, something that tells the player exactly what notes to play and how to play them is historically a relatively new phenomenon, and is still unknown in many cultures today. The Oxford Improvisers produce free music that reconnects with the very roots of music-making wherein a player may use any instrument to make music without the strictures of a formal composition. What results is an expression of that particular instrument, the skill and imagination of the player and the effects of the moment. It is in this respect the purest form of music making.

Sep 2th

8:00 pm (Doors 7:30pm)

Tickets and Information

£9, Concessions £6

Bicycles on Broad Street

Join local singer/songwriter Mark Denton and friends as they perform original material from his recent album ‘Bicycles on Broad Street’ and back catalogue. A collection of songs inspired by the likes of Michael Bublé and Harry Connick Jr which will soothe the soul and stimulate the senses! Also featuring songs by Nia Williams from her upcoming musical ‘Verity’.

Mark Denton is a singer, songwriter, teacher and multi-instrumentalist. He specialises in contemporary pop and swing music. From early beginnings as a chorister in Oxford his appreciation of music included everything from Bach to Billy Idol. He studied piano and trombone and began writing his own songs as a teenager. A lifelong love of musical theatre and jazz has moulded his unique compositional style. Passionate about his craft, and with a vivid personality, Mark has the ability to create something special.
Running Time: approximately 2 hours including a 30 minute interval

05th, 06th September 2014

7:30 PM

Tickets and information

£10 (£8)

Seeing Grace

Grace Simpson, former prostitute and convicted of trafficking, turned Queen’s evidence against her pimp and was given early release from prison. Years later, now in her late 40s, she meets a stranger in a park – and is confronted once again with her past.
Set in current day and the 80s and depicted through dance, theatre and physical theatre, this production interweaves a love story within a dark tale of grooming, prostitution and trafficking; a story of a 'lost' girl and the young man prepared to sacrifice himself for her sake.

Seeing Grace is a fictional story based on research into true stories.In partnership with OXCAT, PointZero Physical Theatre and Phoenix Performing Arts Trust.

Tue, 09th Sep, Thu, 11th Sep

7:30 PM

Tickets and information

£13 (£11/£8)

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Secret Theatre: Show 6

2 weeks. 5 shows. 20 artists. And you, the audience...
Come and share the secret.

Secret Theatre is coming to Oxford…

Show 6 is taking place at the Burton Taylor Studio. If you’re a regular to the BT professional seasons, this one is for you. If you’ve never been before but like your theatre on the edgy side, why not give it a try? Written by a well-known and often controversial playwright, it’s sure to entertain. Capacity is limited, so early booking is recommended.

Recently awarded Best Ensemble at The Stage Awards for Acting Excellence, the Secret Theatre company are in Oxford for just two weeks performing five different shows on the main stage, back stage, in the Burton Taylor Studio and in a secret off-site location. We’re keeping the titles and the authors a secret; creating a genuine surprise and an intriguing chance to discover something new.

All will be revealed… but only when the curtain goes up.

Click here to read **** The Scotsman review

Vivid and Vital Click here to read the Time Out review

Read more about Secret Theatre here

Book for the other Secret Theatre productions here:
Show 2, Show 4, Show 3

Show 5 has sold out. Book for shows 2, 3, 4 and 6 for £44 (discount will apply automatically in your basket).

Age guideline 16+

Tue 2th; Wed 3th

19:30; 18:30/21:00

Tickets and Information

£11 (£9)

OxJams

The Oxford Jazz Masters Series launches a new season with a spectacular show filled with Latin flair that features world-leading conguero Robin Jones and Latin drummer Eric Young. All presented with the superb support of the OxJaMS Trio – George Haslam (baritone sax, tarogato, clarinet), Steve Kershaw (double bass) and Richard Leigh Harris (piano).

With support from Jazz Services/PRS.

Sat, 06th September

8:00 PM

Tickets and information

£10 (£8)

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Dreamboats and Miniskirts

The sequel to Dreamboats and Petticoats

What happened to ‘Bobby & Laura’ and ‘Norman & Sue’…?

‘Their story continues inspired by the 7 smash hit multi-million selling albums of Dreamboats and Petticoats.

It’s 1963, and the world is changing. Bobby and Laura’s single Dreamboats and Petticoats has not taken off. Norman and Sue have settled down to non-marital bliss – and a baby! But Ray and Donna seem blissfully happy…

Mon 01st to Sat 06th Sep

7:30 pm; 7:30 pm; 2:30 pm/ 7:30 pm; 7:30 pm; 7:30 pm; 2:30 pm/ 7:30 pm

http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/dreamboats-and-miniskirts/new-theatre-oxford/

£12.90 - £33.40 plus £4.00 transaction fee*

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What's Showing?

There is nothing currently showing. Please check the official website for more information.
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University Theatre


What's Showing?

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Oxford Shakespeare Company
0870 609 2231

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The North Wall Arts Centre
South Parade, Oxford OX2 7NN, 01865 319 452

official website

What's Showing?

The Tiger Lillies

Cost of Performance/Event: £16.50 (concessions £14)
Other relevant information: The Tiger Lillies shock, amuse and entertain in
a postmodern vaudeville way, with their inimitable in-yer-face performances.
Conjuring up the macabre magic of pre-war Berlin cabaret, echoing the voices
of Bertolt Brecht and Jacques Brel, The Tiger Lillies performs a savage
fusion of anarchic opera and gypsy music. Twenty-five years since their
debut, The Tiger Lillies continue to shock, amuse and entertain with their
postmodern vaudeville way performances.

12th September 2014

Wuthering Heights

Where is Performance/Event Taking Place: The North Wall Arts Centre, South
Parade, Oxford
Cost of Performance/Event: £13 (concessions £11)
Other relevant information: Peter McMaster’s award-winning, all-male
performance revisits and re-imagines the landscapes and characters of Emily
Bronte’s classic novel.
Focusing particularly on Heathcliff’s mysterious disappearance from the
moors, and his subsequent return as “a man”, four performers explore
what it means to be a man living in the world today and consider how the
lives and aspirations of men have changed since the book’s publication 200
years ago.

23th September 2014

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Miscellaneous Theatre

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