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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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Don’t delay – secure a panto-tastic time for your family today.

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Featuring Frantic Assembly’s celebrated physicality, Things I Know To Be True is funny, poetic and brutally frank.

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A fun and enlightening treat for young theatre enthusiasts

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Set against the backdrop of the Sheffield Blitz - story of ordinary men in extraordinary times.

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This iconic war play by Frank McGuinness is a powerful portrayal of mortality, love and loss.

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Two fearless young men compete in a thrilling game of physical endurance in this beautiful and original circus show.

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Oxford Operatic Society returns to the Oxford Playhouse with their latest production, Oliver!

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A master of absurdist irony and the king of rapid-fire wit.

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International theatrical powerhouse Cheek by Jowl returns with its stunning production of The Winter’s Tale.

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Simon Baron-Cohen talks about new research that raises profound ethical issues surrounding autism and neurodiversity...

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The Pasadena Roof Orchestra recreate the sounds of a golden age of music from 1920s and 1930s.

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An all-singing, all-dancing crew from the University of Oxford will dazzle and delight with comic thrills and sensational choreography

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This new student production is one of the very first regional performances of this critically acclaimed play

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Edward Fox stars in this brand new stage play, bringing Betjeman’s poetry and his vivacious personality to life.

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From a toe tap to a wiggle, everyone can dance!

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Children’s TV presenter Cerrie Burnell talks about her wonderful new series of books...

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A cabaret drama that gives a series of snapshots into some astonishing lives.

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A stunning new production of one of the most celebrated novels of the twentieth century

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Oxford Playhouse brings Cerrie Burnell’s touching story to life

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Live Canon presents a selection of poems written in response to Shakespeare's sonnets...

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Astronauts. Regrets. The sexes. Social Media. Hipsters. Lost stuff. Other stuff.

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Giving insights into the rich historical partnership between music and the monarchy, this is a delightfully quirky and entertaining evening.

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Matthew Bourne presents an evening of dances that established his career.

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Funny and warm, this national treasure is everyone's cup of tea.

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A classic that still speaks powerfully to a modern audience.

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Spellbinding and irreverent - sure to entrance both dance and music enthusiasts alike.

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Join us for a journey into sound and movement.

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An original sketch comedy by student Rebecca Heitlinger satirising the trials and tribulations of modern dating.

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Emma Bentley dons the trousers as she tackles the trials and tribulations of playing Shakespeare’s men

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The first UK performance of this tumultuous Tennessee Williams play in ten years

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An immersive production of Dostoyevsky’s short story

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Take your seat. Cover your eyes. And let the words roll over you...

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Two top comedians for the price of one. What’s not to love?

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A truthful and funny piece of music and clowning-infused theatre

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The Oxford Jazz Masters Series returns to celebrate 20 years of jazz at the BT.

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A razor-sharp commentary on modern consumer society.

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A true gem of a playwright, Butterworth’s plays are as unique as they are beautiful.

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A dark and heart-achingly funny thriller that examines the role technology plays in our lives.

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Gods and ancient hierarchies collide with a world of guns, television and iPhones...

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I Stop to Understand introduces us to seven couples connected by friendship, love and the trauma of conflict.

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Their latest show features their infamous wit, loads of banter, plus a few rib-tickling songs.

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Mastrosimone cuts to the heart of this all-too-familiar tragedy

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This show does exactly what it says on the tin … possibly.

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One of the UK’s most accomplished, smartest and funniest performers.

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The ideal introduction to Oxford drama

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.