Schools, Colleges, Universities
We enjoy working with schools, colleges and universities to get the most out of Oxford Playhouse. Over the year we offer a wide range of activities and are happy to work on bespoke projects with your school. Our seasonal newsletter and email bulletins detail a diverse programme of activity available. If you/ your organisation is not currently on this list and you would like to hear a little more about what we have on offer please contact our Learning Co-ordinator Hester Bond on firstname.lastname@example.org
Oxford Playhouse works with primary, secondary school and further education teachers to create high impact theatre workshops around your curriculum and our programme. For costs and and further discussion contact the Learning team on 01865 305334.
Free Teachers’ Night: The Seagull
Wednesday 22 May at 6.30pm
Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine whilst finding out what’s coming up for schools at Oxford Playhouse, before taking in a performance of Headlong Theatre’s production of Chekhov’s The Seagull.
Tickets: Up to two FREE tickets available for each school. Please call the Ticket Office on 01865 305305 to book a place.
Blue Remembered Hills Schools’ Workshop
Wednesday 5 June 4.30pm to 6pm
Auditorium, Oxford Playhouse
Led by Assistant Director for Northern Stage, Rachel Oliver, this practical workshop will explore the rehearsal process behind the production, including exercises on characterisation, script work and how to tackle the challenge of portraying children on stage. The workshop aims to provide a valuable insight into the play for students studying Dennis Potter, Drama, English, Theatre Studies or Citizenship.
Places: £13 per student (includes a ticket to see Blue Remembered Hills Tue to Thu)
One free teacher’s ticket for every 15 students. Ages 14 to 18
Lionboy Schools' Workshops
Workshop packages are available for students of all ages. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Work experience, Placements and volunteering opportunities
Oxford Playhouse offers work experience placements throughout the year, we welcome students into the lively and varied atmosphere of the theatre administration departments. Students have the opportunity to sample work in the marketing, development and learning departments, they spend time in the programming & productions office and try their hand at ticket office, front of house and ushering duties as well as venturing backstage to work with the in-house technical crew.
It is important to note that the standard work experience placement at Oxford Playhouse is administration and management focused. There is no opportunity for performance. However, if you are interested in the whole process of running a theatre and presenting a varied programme of touring shows, we look forward to hearing from you.
Current work experience dates at Oxford Playhouse are as follows:
Monday 7 to Friday 11 October
We welcome applications from GCSE and A-Level students at Oxfordshire schools interested in learning more about the workings of the theatre. We do accept applications from outside Oxfordshire but aim to offer a high proportion of placements to students who are locally based.
We are always over subscribed so please don’t be disheartened if you are not selected this year. To apply please download the pack below and return the application form via email to Learning Co-ordinator Hester Bond firstname.lastname@example.org
Work Experience Pack.doc
You will be notified when your application reaches us. There will then be no further communication until approximately 4 months before the commencement of the placement to establish a time when you are available to come in for interview. Once you have attended an interview we will be able to tell you whether you have secured a placement with us.