OPTin Membership

OPTin Membership


Find classic drama, stand-up comedy, West End shows and big name stars on our Main Stage; or try something box-fresh and exciting at the Burton Taylor Studio.

If you’re aged 14 to 25, all this top-quality entertainment can be yours when you join us as an OPTin member. OPTin membership costs £5 when you join, lasts until the day before you 26th birthday, and includes:

  • Free, £5 and £10 tickets to Oxford Playhouse shows
  • Invitations to special events and parties
  • Monthly updates and behind-the-scenes news

There’s no catch. 

Join OPTin Now

Already an OPTin member?
Log in to update your details and check ticket orders and offers. Or see the the 'Shows, Offers & Events' tab for all your OPT in offers this month.

Any questions?
If you require any more information about OPTin membership or would like to discuss gift membership, call 01865 305353 or email optin@oxfordplayhouse.com.

OPTin tickets are limited and sell quickly - book early to guarantee your place!

Driving Miss Daisy
Fri 3 November, 8.00pm
Free & £5 OPTin tickets available

It’s 1948 and Daisy Werthan, a prickly Jewish widow, is deemed too old to drive. Her son hires her a chauffeur; an African-American named Hoke Colburn. Things get off to a rocky start but, over the years, a life-altering friendship blossoms that will transcend prejudice and social convention. Moving, funny and hopeful, this Pulitzer Prize-winning play celebrates its 30th anniversary.



Wed 8 November, 7.30pm
Free & £5 OPTin tickets available

The eternally-optimistic Candide survives with the belief that ‘all is for the best’. However, after he’s banished, Candide is forced to confront a never-ending array of misfortunes which encourage him to re-evaluate his lighthearted philosophy. A Grammy award-winning musical from Leonard Bernstein in a playful, Monty Python-inspired production from the University of Oxford Student Company.



As You Like It
Tue 14 November, 7.30pm
Free & £5 OPTin tickets available

Rosalind and Celia are forced into exile. Disguised as a boy, Rosalind meets Orlando and, amidst the intoxicating atmosphere of the forest, schools him in the art of love. Full of mistaken identity, humour and romance, renowned theatre company Shared Experience presents one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies.


What do I get?

As an OPTin member you are entitled to a pair of free tickets for one show a month (the pair of free tickets cannot be split between two shows).

You can also have a pair of tickets for all Oxford Playhouse shows with £5 and £10 OPTin ticket offers.

You are very welcome to bring a friend. If they are not an OPTin member already they should also be between 14 and 26.


How do I book?

We'll send you an email at the start of every month to let you know about all the free and discounted tickets for the month ahead, as well as any special OPTin events taking place (view an example).

To book OPTin tickets online:

1. Click one of the BOOK NOW buttons in your OPTin newsletter

2. You should see the seating plan for the show. Select Circle or Stalls as you’d prefer.

3. Once you can see the seating plan for your selected area, just click on the seats you want (a little ticket symbol will appear once selected) and then scroll down and click CONTINUE. The tickets will appear as 'Full Price' in your basket at this point. You can book a pair of free, £5 or £10 tickets for any show where there are OPTin tickets available.

4. Click CONTINUE. This will allow you to look at the contents of your Basket.

5. Click CHECKOUT. At this point, you'll need to log into your account. If you've already used our new online system, just click the 'LOG IN' button and skip to Step 9.

6. We installed a new Box Office system in October. If you've never logged into your account or you haven't since October, click the ‘Forgotten your password. Reset here’ link.

7. You should receive a ‘New Password’ email from Oxford Playhouse. Follow the link in the email and enter a new password. Click CHANGE PASSWORD, then CONTINUE. You should now be logged in.

8. If you’d like to make a donation, please do. But if not, click CONTINUE WITHOUT DONATING.

9. Click ‘Leave my tickets at the box office’. (OPT in! members needs to provide ID to pick up their tickets so we can’t post them to you) and then CONTINUE.

10. The Summary page should show you the free, £5 or £10 tickets OPTin tickets in your basket. If you would like to add more OPTin tickets at this point, click EDIT BASKET and navigate to the relevant show and performance and follow Steps 2-9 again.

11. Follow the payment instructions (if you need to pay for any tickets) and you’re done!

Alternatively, give our Box Office a ring on 01865 305305 or come in and visit us on Beaumont Street, 

There are only a limited number of OPTin tickets released each month and they’re always popular, so book early.


What happens if I can't make it?

If you book a free or discounted OPTin ticket but find you can’t come after all, let us know by calling the Ticket Office at least 24 hours in advance.

If you don’t pick up your OPTin tickets on three or more occasions your membership may be cancelled, as well as any future OPTin bookings you may have made.


I require an Access Performance, but no dates are available?

If you require a captioned, BSL or audio-described performance, please contact the Ticket Office(01865 305305) and we will do our very best to arrange this for you.

For more information about access performances at Oxford Playhouse, please see our Access Information.


How long does my OPTin membership last?

Your OPTin membership will expire at midnight the day before you turn 26.

We will give you the opportunity to cancel any OPTin tickets or events you may have booked that are due to be used after your membership has expired; otherwise they will be upgraded to full price.

How do I sign up?

You can sign up online, over the phone on 01865 305305 or in person by visiting us at Oxford Playhouse, Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LW. Please note, there is a £5 registration fee. 

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