Through regular engagement, and bespoke activities, Oxford Playhouse partners with local and regional organisations and charities throughout the year, to ensure that everyone has a chance to be creative.
Working with communities who often feel under-represented, and those who may need to access creativity in an adapted way, our community projects look to empower people across all of Oxfordshire.
Community Playmaker is designed to get people of all ages and with all different levels of experience writing and sharing their plays.
Oxford Playhouse invites people from across Oxfordshire to have a go at writing a play with our help and encouragement.
We’re looking for budding playwrights of all ages and plays of all forms: short plays, long plays, monologues and duologues! Even if all you’ve written before is a shopping list, we want to read your writing and hear your stories.
In association with Oxfordshire Association for the Blind, our Sound Stories workshops are now available to download and join in with online.
Tailored to ignite enthusiasm for inventing new stories by creating and recording sounds and words, each themed audio workshop takes children away from their computer screens to a calm corner of their home or classroom, where they can really tune into their imagination and thoughts. Workshops take participants through the development of their own story, using dialogue, sounds and everyday objects to build the worlds created by imagination.
Following OP’s inaugural Tea Talks project, a scheme of weekly phone calls in Spring 2020, participants are invited to connect with our team to share memories and explore new and lifelong skills, during the Autumn.
KEEN Drama Workshops
In partnership with KEEN Oxford, our free, inclusive drama workshops return for the Spring Term.
Getting There - Be Free Young Carers
Delivered in partnership with Be Free Young Carers, our creative online drama sessions are open to anyone aged 11 to 15 who identifies as a young carer.
Led by professional writer and director James Baldwin, our Getting There project will see participants creating original scripts which will then be recorded as short radio and podcast plays, and shared on the Oxford Playhouse website. Sessions take place on Zoom.
Every year, Oxford Playhouse pledges to give away up to 2,000 free tickets to local community groups and charities.
To facilitate this, we have set up the Oxford Playhouse Community Tickets Membership Scheme.