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Join Widow Twankey, Aladdin, Princess Perfect Rose, Wishee Washee the Dog and Pee King the Duck on their adventures in the ancient city of Ox-A-For. *Gong!*


Following sell-out shows last year, our bone-shaking, belly-aching family show is back.


A sparkling new production of Shakespeare’s tale of love, revenge and forgiveness is brought to the stage by awardwinning director Phelim McDermott.


Kneehigh, one of most celebrated theatre companies of the 21st century, returns to Oxford with their spellbinding new production of Rebecca.


Aldous Huxley’s legendary fantasy of the future bursts into life in this world premiere, stage adaptation.


Based on the 1952 film, Singin’ in the Rain has become one of the world’s most iconic musical comedies.


For this year’s Simonyi Lecture, Professor Melissa Franklin will talk about her experiences working towards the discovery of the Higgs boson and her work today at the Large Hadron Collider.


Winner of the Evening Standard Award for Best New Play, and performed here by University of Oxford students, David Edgar’s acclaimed tale is an explosive commentary on art and the value of human life.


Oxford Operatic Society returns to Oxford Playhouse with their striking new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard.


Drawing on unique access to Western intelligence agencies and insights into the most powerful technology companies, BBC Security Correspondent Gordon Corera explores the new space in which the worlds of espionage, diplomacy, international business and technology collide.


There’s trouble at the North Pole. Father Christmas needs your help...


This is a show about death. But don’t let that put you off, it’s not about being sad. Or about grief. Or pity. This is a show about how an acceptance of mortality can drive a passion for life.


This new show is for anyone who has ever tried to untangle a family anecdote, or wished they knew more about where they came from.


This new show from J. Fergus Evans (My Heart is Hitchhiking Down Peachtree Street) and Rhiannon Armstrong is for anyone who has ever tried to untangle a family anecdote, or wished they knew more about where they came from.


The Experimental Theatre Club presents a rotating programme of monologues that blend comedy, tragedy and absurdity into a vibrantly varied week of experimental performance.


The 1660s: an exciting time for theatre. The playhouses have reopened after years of Puritan suppression and are thriving amidst a boom of new dramatic writing. And, of course, women are taking to the stage for the first time...


This exciting student show blends sound, film and illustration into a performance that will immerse you in the sights and sounds of the Dart.


A fresh production of student and prize-winning playwright Anna Jordan’s 2014 play that promises to shock and excite.


Blow is a one-man play about sex, death and a compulsive fantasist, written by student Florence Read.


‘The string is the thing’ is the refrain of this new play by student Lauren Jackson.


Mike is an ex-boxer and Joyce is an ex-prostitute. The excitement and conflict of the past now behind them, they have become accustomed to the everyday grime of their London bedsit.


Citric Acid is a pithily absurdist satire of the hipster generation by students Mina Ebtehadj- Marquis and Alex Newton.


Devised by Knotworks, an exciting new student ensemble, this is a politicised, tender and funny look at modern womanhood in all its forms.


One of Jacobean England’s most monstrous offspring, The Changeling is a psychological thriller that’s second to none.


You wake up. You realise you’ve misunderstood everything you thought was important. But can you rewrite your life?


The Oxford Jazz Masters Series returns to the BT for an evening of exciting contemporary jazz sounds, featuring superb cellist Hannah Marshall.


A collection of pieces that fuse contemporary dance and modern ballet, all exploring different aspects of proximity, from intimate and tender human contact to confined, claustrophobic desperation.


This fascinating one-man show, performed by Tim Hardy (RSC), highlights the dramatic events and tragedy surrounding Galileo’s trial, and how he misjudged the politics and thinking of the time.


Oxford University’s annual Cuppers festival is the ideal introduction to Oxford student drama.



Described as “the next Sean Lock” by the Guardian, Josh Widdicombe brings his brand new show to the Playhouse stage.


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.