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An audio tour celebrating the great and radical minds that have spent time in Oxford


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!*


Dame Agatha Christie creates an atmosphere of shuddering suspense and a brilliantly intricate plot


Bernard Shaw’s period drama is full of insight and humane understanding


An exciting new production of Alice’s underground adventures.


A soulful evening of feel-good summer music


Songs, laughs and scary fun for young children and their grown-ups


A show about rivalry, love, being a younger brother and a bad loser.


A brand-new dance festival featuring a daily roster of national and local dance and physical theatre talents


A magical, interactive story about co-operation, friendship and being brave


A fast-paced, action-packed detective story for all the family.


Presenting previews of the best new comedy shows ahead of the world-famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe.


Duncan, Tim, the Hippo and the words and music of Flanders and Swann are thrilled to be returning to Oxford!


A charming and moving story about facing your fears and becoming a super hero.


Oxford Playhouse and the Bodleian Library are delighted to welcome back the Globe Theatre on Tour


Roll up, roll up, for the most magnifical, tremendible and fantasticulous experience in town!


Sex, drugs and rock & roll – Tracy Star wanted it all!


A critically acclaimed and darkly funny true tale of rhyming and rebellion.


Meet the brave, bitchy, sexy, horrifying, heartbreaking and surprisingly modern women of ancient Greece.


Garlic Theatre delight children and adults alike with a spicy blend of slapstick and folk humour


A bold, subversive and brilliantly funny clown cookery show about searching for self-worth in a cheesecake.


Daniel Bye's trademark blend of comedy, storytelling and performance lecture.


A new play by internationally acclaimed writer Philip Ridley


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


Based on the classic young adult novel, don't miss this story of identity, friendship and sisterhood.


Join Magdalen College School as they stage new versions of Chaucer’s famously tall tales.


A frank and funny look at the trials and tribulations of modern existence, seen through the eyes of a young black woman.


Liz vs. Maggie

Two enduring icons born in the same year. Queen Elizabeth: destined to rule; Margaret Thatcher: elected to lead.


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


Following its sensational West End run, one of the best British comedies takes the nation by storm.


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.


Following his hugely popular performance at the Playhouse last year, Josh Widdicombe returns with his brand new stand-up show What Do I Do Now?


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.


Set at the height of the British slave trade, Sancho is a new play written by, and starring, Paterson Joseph.


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.


Having fled from his home in Zimbabwe where homophobia threatens his life, Ishmael has sought sanctuary in the UK.


Jess Green hit the headlines last year with her scorching YouTube piece addressed to Michael Gove, then Secretary of State for Education.


National identity is important, but it shouldn’t become a problem. And it does become a problem.


Meet Lostlet, Strangelet and Oddlet: three unusual creatures pondering very big questions.


Swinging at the Cotton Club celebrates the music and dance of 1920s New York and Harlem’s hottest night spot, the Cotton Club.


John Osborne and Molly Naylor present their first ever full-length poetry show.


British Comedy Award-winner Nina Conti has stormed Live at the Apollo and Sunday Night at the Palladium, and made a BAFTA-nominated film – all without moving her lips.


4 jugglers and 4 ballet dancers share a stage for the first time...


Ariane Mnouchkine, Europe’s foremost experimental theatre director, will be in conversation with Professor Oliver Taplin to mark her legendary Théâtre du Soleil’s Ecole Nomade – Travelling School – coming to Oxford for the first time this Autumn.


Author, academic, outspoken broadcaster and feminist icon Germaine Greer comes to Oxford with her latest talk, The Disappearing Woman.


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.


Five workers are trapped in a Kafka-esque world of pointless bureaucracy, but as the 9-to-5 grind gets ever rougher, bodies and rules are about to bend.


Join Cressida Cowell, the bestselling author and illustrator of the wildly popular How To Train Your Dragon series as she talks about the last book, How to Fight a Dragon’s Fury.


A thrilling outdoor adventure for families, using a mobile phone…


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


Join Kid Carpet in his new house!

Are there really elephants, sharks and crocodiles living next door? Have a gaggle of witches put a curse on the new home? And will we ever unpack these boxes?

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.