We will deliver an innovative, relevant, and inclusive artistic programme that sparks, enables and nurtures every individual’s curiosity and imagination, and invests in artistic collaborations throughout Oxfordshire’s distinct communities.


A Playhouse for Everyone


To inspire people and transform lives by cultivating and championing creativity: on our stages, in our communities and online.

Oxford Playhouse's Mission is delivered through three artistic programmes:

Playhouse Presents
For our audience, we will present and produce world-class, inspirational theatre, within and beyond the walls of Oxford Playhouse, which nourishes, entertains, and celebrates Oxfordshire’s diverse communities.

Playhouse Artists
For our artists, we will seek out, support and nurture curious emerging & developing practitioners, innovative creative practice, and artistic risk-takers, kindling ground-breaking partnerships and collaborations, to further establish OP as an incubator for new work.

Playhouse Communities

With our community partners, we will deliver artistic collaborations that address inequality and provide creative opportunities to enrich the lives of people across the county, unleashing and empowering a myriad of artistic voices.

Through these interconnected artistic programmes, Oxford Playhouse will remain relevant, dynamic, and resilient and play a leading role in shaping the theatre industry and wider cultural sector.