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

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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!*

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Liz vs. Maggie

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

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

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

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

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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?

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Actress, performer and researcher, Dr Naomi Paxton explores the importance of theatre, performance and propaganda in the campaign for Votes for Women.

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.