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Our buildings may be closed but there's plenty to enjoy as part of our Playhouse at Home creative programme.

OP Recommends is here to tell you about the brilliant productions that have played on the main stage at Oxford Playhouse or in our Burton Taylor studio over the years and are available to stream online.

See them for the first time or enjoy watching them all over again from the comfort of your own home.


Looking for your fix of physical theatre? Check out our friends @GeckoTheatre's YouTube where can catch full versions of of shows including The Overcoat and Taylor's Dummies for free.

Milk Presents are running a season of queer convos, workshops, think-ins, dream-ins and art from your sofa, The Sit-In 

Campfires crackle, tents are popping up and - oh wait! What? NO! That’s next year!! THIS is an online version of Milk’s camping weekender - SUMMER SUMMIT. Swap tents for blanket forts and bag one of 20 spots on this weekend retreat for queer performers, artists and theatre makers (without the midges). Join Leo, Jo and a host of top notch leading queer artists, for a weekend of workshops, discussion, time out and TLC. 

Spaces £30

Fri 11th - Sun 13th Sep. Book now:

Oxford Playhouse recommends: We love bringing The Globe to Oxford during the summer. Why not check out their vast collection of shows available on their Globe Player?



The team behind OP-favourites Birdsong, Flare Path and Napoli, Brooklyn have started its own online theatre. Currently playing: The Croft, and Alan Bennett’s The Habit of Art, starring Matthew Kelly and David Yelland, which visited Oxford in 2018.



Burton Taylor Studio regular Daniel Bye has put lots of his shows up on YouTube for free, including Going Viral and The Price of Everything

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Check out our friends @cheekbyjowl YouTube channel where you can catch full versions of shows which have both previously visited OP,  including The Winter's Tale (2017) and Measure for Measure (2015).

Jamboree: The Sensory Sessions is an interactive, creative sessions are inspired by the sensory moments in Oily Cart's show Jamboree. There are 3 sessions - Making Shadows, Colours and Movement, and Making Noise! - which can be enjoyed individually or all together. Jamboree: The Sensory Sessions was made in collaboration with families during lockdown, and is designed to be explored from home and other settings.

Check out the video below.



How do we respond creatively to a global crisis? What will the enduring legacy of this historic pandemic be? 

Headlong and Century Films present a series of 12 digital plays, using digital conference technology, written by a diverse group of celebrated writers in response to the extraordinary circumstances imposed by the Coronavirus pandemic.

These intimate new plays will give an insight into this unprecedented communal experience, meditating on how community, education, work, relationships, family, culture, climate and capitalism are changing on an hourly basis. 

 View on iPlayer:

Further information can be found here:

The BBC have  brand new lockdown comedy, Staged, from Infinity Hill and GCB Films for BBC One.

Starring David Tennant and Michael Sheen, Staged (6x15) features the cast of a play - the cream of the crop of British acting talent - when their upcoming West End production is suddenly brought to a halt. The series follows the cast as they try their best to keep the rehearsals on track in lockdown.

Produced by Victor Glynn, director of the Oxford Playhouse Anniversary Gala.

Check out BBC iPlayer to watch online:


Alex Bloomer and Heidi Goldsmith, who performed in the touring production of David Walliams' 'The Slightly Annoying Elephant', retell the story.


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