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Access/Seating Requirements

Unfortunately wheelchair spaces cannot be booked online. If you require a wheelchair space or have specific access or seating requirements please contact the Ticket Office (01865 305 305) or email access@oxfordplayhouse.com so that we can advise you on the best seating arrangements for your needs.

 

Ticket Office Opening Hours
Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm (or 30mins after an evening performance) Sunday & Bank Holidays - Closed (or open 2 hours before a performance)

Group Bookings

For Oxford Playhouse main stage events, a group discount for 10 or more people may be available. Please call the Ticket Office 01865 305 305 as group discounts are not available online.

 

Ticket Office Opening Hours
Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm (or 30mins after an evening performance) Sunday & Bank Holidays - Closed (or open 2 hours before a performance)

Stalls - Rows A to C

If rows A -C in the Stalls appear to be fully sold this may indicate that rows A -C have been removed for staging. In this circumstance row D may become the first row. Please call the ticket office if you are worried about booking into the front row. Please note the seats on the front row may not always have a full view of the stage, and you will be looking up.

 

Ticket Office Opening Hours
Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm (or 30mins after an evening performance) Sunday & Bank Holidays - Closed (or open 2 hours before a performance)

Student Discounts

If student discount is available it will be listed amongst the price types below. Full-time student ID will be required when you collect the tickets.


Are you aged 16-25?

OPT in! is our scheme for 16 to 25 year olds to access free, £5 and £10 tickets, along with free backstage tours, special events and discounts around the lovely city of Oxford.

Terms and Conditions of Sale for Oxford Playhouse Events Only

  • The purchase of a ticket entitles the bearer to access to the event named, at the time and date stated on the face of the ticket. Please check your ticket(s) carefully on receipt, and notify Oxford Playhouse as soon as reasonably possible, if the event/date/time is not as you expected.
  • Any paper tickets remain the property of Oxford Playhouse. The reselling of this ticket for profit or commercial gain makes it void.
  • When you purchase (a) ticket(s) through Oxford Playhouse’s ticket office your contact and ticket details will be held by Oxford Playhouse to administer the ticket booking system. The information is held for administrative and statistical purposes only. We will not contact you further unless you agree to us doing so, or to inform you of a material alteration to the event. In line with current data protection law, your details will only be passed to third party organisations if you have agreed to this.
    Payment details will be encrypted in our secure booking system.
  • When you book tickets online you must ensure the details you enter are both correct and accurate.
  • Babies under 18 months old are welcome for family specific performances but will require a free lap ticket which can be booked via the ticket office.
  • Oxford Playhouse is committed to providing access to all, and is happy to make any reasonable adjustment to ensure you enjoy your visit. If you have any specific concerns regarding Oxford Playhouse‘s ability to accommodate you please talk to our ticket office staff prior to your visit.
  • Discount ticket(s) are offered with proof of entitlement only and do not apply to tickets being resold at face value on behalf of another customer.
  • Reservations will only be held without payment in your name for 4 days, after which, if you have not made payment, they will be released for general sale again. We do not accept requests for reservations during the week of the performance.
  • If you are making a booking on behalf of a party/group, you are responsible for all payments due from the party/group and must ensure the party/group is made aware of these terms and conditions of sale and admission. Oxford Playhouse reserves the right to place restrictions on the volume of any tickets ordered.
  • If you find you are unable to use your ticket(s) for whatever reason, Oxford Playhouse ticket office can try to resell them for you, on the understanding that Oxford Playhouse’s own available remaining tickets take priority. Oxford Playhouse will only be able to resell pre-collected ticket(s) that have actually been returned to the ticket office, or ticket(s) that are waiting for collection care of the ticket office. You must request that Oxford Playhouse resell your ticket(s) and/or return your ticket(s) to the ticket office as soon as possible before the advertised start time of the event. We will make all reasonable attempts to resell your tickets, however we cannot guarantee resale.
  • Oxford Playhouse is able to exchange ticket(s) (to the same value) if you find yourself unable to use them for whatever reason. Oxford Playhouse can only exchange pre-collected ticket(s) that have actually been returned to the box office, or ticket(s) that are waiting for collection care of box office. You must inform Oxford Playhouse, at least 24 hours prior to the advertised start time of the event for which you are unable to use your tickets, which event you wish to exchange them for (subject to availability).
  • If you lose your ticket(s) please notify Oxford Playhouse ticket office immediately. We can arrange for replacement ticket(s) to be available for collection immediately prior to the event from the ticket office. We do not post out replacement ticket(s). Oxford Playhouse requires at least 2 hours prior to the advertised start time of an event to arrange replacement tickets.
  • Oxford Playhouse is happy to offer a full refund, or offer to exchange your ticket(s) (to the same value) for another event if we cancel or alter in a material way an event, as advertised.
  • In the event of a cancelled performance Oxford Playhouse will not be liable for additional travel or accommodation expenses.
  • Oxford Playhouse will not be liable in any way if an event or performance is abandoned due to any factors which are beyond our reasonable control such as, acts of god: including earthquakes, storms, flooding: power failure or fire: force majeure: including war, terrorist acts, and civil commotion.
  • Programme events start at the time advertised and we reserve the right to delay or refuse the admittance of latecomers if in the reasonable opinion of Oxford Playhouse admittance would affect the enjoyment of the audience and /or the performance of the artist(s) and /or the running of the event.
  • Oxford Playhouse reserves the right to refuse admission to any customer or to request any ticket holder to leave if, in the reasonable opinion of Oxford Playhouse admission to the venue or event might be a risk to the safety of the audience and /or customer and/or affect the enjoyment of the audience and/or the running of the event. Under the terms of our licence agreements Oxford Playhouse is required to refuse admittance to any person in a state of intoxication or whose conduct is deemed to be conducive to any breach of the peace.
  • Guide and Hearing dogs are welcome, other animals, are not permitted in the premises.
  • Recording, photography or copying of any artistic performance, work or film is not permitted under the terms of Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (and subsequent amendments). Application can be made for specific, limited, personal, educational or press purposes by contacting the Marketing Department on 01865 305388.
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  • Unauthorised recording, photography and copying of any artistic performance, work or film within Oxford Playhouse is not permitted.
  • For the enjoyment of all visitors, Oxford Playhouse requests mobile phones/pagers are turned off during a performance and ask that you refrain from talking through a performance.
  • Smoking is not permitted during any programme event or within Oxford Playhouse.
  • Drinks may be taken into the auditorium in plastic containers. Glass containers, bottles and breakable items that might cause a hazard in an emergency are not permitted in the auditorium.
  • Sitting in any gangway which intersects or flanks the seating is not permitted within Oxford Playhouse’s Theatre.
  • Strobe lighting, smoke effects and raised sound levels are sometimes used in events and performances, Oxford Playhouse will display signage to this effect clearly at the entrance to the event. If you have any particular concerns please talk to ticket office staff prior to the event.
  • Oxford Playhouse aims to provide a safe, welcoming environment for all of our visitors. We recommend you keep all personal belongings with you at all times. In the absence of any negligence or breach of duty by Oxford Playhouse or its staff you will be responsible for any loss, theft or damage to your belongings.
  • Nothing in these terms and conditions excludes or limits the liability of Oxford Playhouse for death or personal injury caused by Oxford Playhouse’s negligence or fraudulent misrepresentation.
  • Oxford Playhouse is committed to providing quality service, facilities and programme. If you have any comments following your visit, please talk to a member of staff who will be happy to take down the details and/or discuss with you.

Terms and Conditions of Sale for Tickets Oxford Events Only


The Promoter reserves the right to:

  • Refuse admission to, or request any ticket holder to leave in reasonable circumstances.
  • Delay or refuse the admittance of latecomers.
  • Make any alterations to the advertised programme as necessary as a result of unforeseen circumstances.

Tickets Oxford can only offer refunds and exchange as instructed by individual promoters - please refer any queries to the promoter.

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Relaxed performances are aimed at anyone who would benefit from a laid back environment including people with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, a learning disability or very young children who might be afraid of the dark. The atmosphere in the auditorium will be relaxed with the house lights partially on. Audience members will be free to come and go as they please throughout the show and make noise if they want to.

A British Sign Language interpreted performance is a service where the interpreter is fully integrated into the show so that the Deaf audience can fully understand the story.

Captioning is a service for people with hearing impairments of all kinds. The captioner uses a special stage text software. They convert the spoken word into text, which is displayed on a caption unit situated on or next to the stage. As the words are spoken or sung the captioner sends the specially formatted script to the display unit.

Audio description is a service for people with visual impairments. It is a live verbal commentary delivered during a performance, capturing the key visual elements such as actions and movements, gestures and facial expressions, sets, props and costumes. The description is relayed to the audience member through a lightweight headset which is supplied by the venue

At some performances a touch tour will be available before a performance. This means that before the performance the describer will visit the set with the service users, describe elements of the design and encourage them to touch surfaces, costumes and props so that they can understand the geography and nuances of the performance. Please phone Box Office to book free tickets for the touch tours.

Enjoy! Membership for Oxford Playhouse

Be the first to know what’s happening at Oxford Playhouse and save money on your tickets.

For just £50 a year you can receive generous discounts on tickets for yourself and a friend (two tickets maximum per show). Join Enjoy! and receive the following benefits:

  • Up to 50% off opening night and Saturday matinees for most week-long shows. Bonus Enjoy! discounts of 25% or 50% off most shorter runs
  • Guaranteed early mailing of Oxford Playhouse brochure
  • Priority booking for productions in Oxford Playhouse’s season
  • Online booking for Enjoy! discounts
  • Three free house programmes per year
  • Special offers and invitations from local arts and cultural organisations and local businesses

All for only £50 per year - Enjoy! can pay for itself in just three visits!

Speak to the Ticket Office now to join on 01865 305305 or join online. (Please note, if you purchase a new membership online, you will need to wait approximately 15 minutes before you can log in and receive membership benefits. If you are still having problems after that time, please contact the box office.)

Audio Description

Audio description is a service for people with visual impairments. It is a live verbal commentary delivered during a performance, capturing the key visual elements such as actions and movements, gestures and facial expressions, sets, props and costumes. The description is relayed to the audience member through a lightweight headset which is supplied by the venue.

Touch Tours

At some performances a touch tour will be available before a performance. This means that before the performance the describer will visit the set with the service users, describe elements of the design and encourage them to touch surfaces, costumes and props so that they can understand the geography and nuances of the performance. Please phone Box Office to book free tickets for the touch tours.

Captioning

Is a service for people with hearing impairments of all kinds. The captioner uses a special stage text software. They convert the spoken word into text, which is displayed on a caption unit situated on or next to the stage. As the words are spoken or sung the captioner sends the specially formatted script to the display unit.

As well as dialogue, the captions also include the name of the character who is speaking or singing and descriptions of any sound effects. The difference between this and surtitling (for performances in another language) is that it is essential that all of the audible elements of the performance are communicated and the aim is that it be done with the same pace and style as the performances given as part of the production as a whole.

Captioning is also a useful tools for audience members who speak or are learning English as a second language.

'The captions helped me to understand some of the accents and was good practice for my reading skills'
Italian audience member

Pre-Show Talk

Talks are usually held roughly 1 hr before the performance (please check for exact times) in the Top room at Oxford Playhouse. They are commonly given by one or more members of the creative team involved in a production (Director, Writer, Designer) or by an expert in a related field or in the work of that company itself. The event is generally free but it is best to book in advance as there are only 65 seats available by calling 01865 305305. Please note the Top Room is not accessible to wheelchair users.

Post-Show Talk

This is a chance for you to share your thoughts about a production and ask any questions that you may have. Moreover it is an opportunity for you to get more out of your visit from the playhouse, for free. We hold a post show talk for most of out week long shows, usually on a Wednesday.

The talk will be led by a member of the Oxford Playhouse Learning Team and some or all of the cast. Sometimes the director is also available. A few questions will be asked on stage and then it's your turn - all questions welcome.


BSL Signed Perfomance

This service is for Deaf or deafened people with at least an intermediate level of British Sign Language. During a BSL signed performance a trained performance signer will be placed somewhere on the stage to the left or right of the bulk of the action. The Signer will interpret the spoken work and essentially translate it into BSL.

Enhance your visit – VIP packages

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