Dick Whittington & His Cat

November 2018
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Following the huge success of Jack and the Beanstalk, join us for a pirate, pussycat and rat-packed panto party!

Dick Whittington’s heading to town to seek his fortune – he’s heard the streets are paved with gold. But when he gets there, it’s hard to see the gold beneath the grime and King Rat is out to get him!

And that’s just the start of his adventures. With his trusty cat in tow and pirate ships on the horizon, Dick’s going to need a little help from you if he’s going to win the day.

Book now for this fabulous festive treat - it’ll be a Whitting-tonne of fun!

Duration: 2 hours with interval

  • Wed 12 Dec 10:00 AM £22.00/£18.00/£15.00/£10.00
  • Wed 12 Dec 2:00 PM £22.00/£18.00/£15.00/£10.00
  • Thu 13 Dec 10:00 AM £22.00/£18.00/£15.00/£10.00
  • Thu 13 Dec 2:00 PM £22.00/£18.00/£15.00/£10.00
  • Sat 15 Dec 2:00 PM £32.00/£25.00/£18.00/£10.00
  • Sat 15 Dec 7:00 PM £27.00/£21.00/£16.00/£10.00
  • Sun 16 Dec 11:00 AM £32.00/£25.00/£18.00/£10.00
  • Sun 16 Dec 4:00 PM £32.00/£25.00/£18.00/£10.00
  • Mon 17 Dec 10:00 AM £22.00/£18.00/£15.00/£10.00
  • Mon 17 Dec 2:00 PM £22.00/£18.00/£15.00/£10.00
  • Tue 18 Dec 10:00 AM £22.00/£18.00/£15.00/£10.00
  • Tue 18 Dec 6:00 PM £22.00/£18.00/£15.00/£10.00
  • Wed 19 Dec 10:00 AM £22.00/£18.00/£15.00/£10.00
  • Wed 19 Dec 2:00 PM £22.00/£18.00/£15.00/£10.00
  • Fri 21 Dec 11:00 AM £27.00/£21.00/£16.00/£10.00
  • Fri 21 Dec 4:00 PM £22.00/£18.00/£15.00/£10.00
  • Sat 22 Dec 2:00 PM £32.00/£25.00/£18.00/£10.00
  • Sat 22 Dec 7:00 PM £32.00/£25.00/£18.00/£10.00
  • Sun 23 Dec 11:00 AM £32.00/£25.00/£18.00/£10.00
  • Sun 23 Dec 4:00 PM £32.00/£25.00/£18.00/£10.00
  • Mon 24 Dec 11:00 AM £32.00/£25.00/£18.00/£10.00
  • Mon 24 Dec 3:00 PM £32.00/£25.00/£18.00/£10.00
  • Wed 26 Dec 2:00 PM £32.00/£25.00/£18.00/£10.00
  • Wed 26 Dec 6:00 PM £32.00/£25.00/£18.00/£10.00
  • Thu 27 Dec 11:00 AM £32.00/£25.00/£18.00/£10.00
  • Thu 27 Dec 4:00 PM £32.00/£25.00/£18.00/£10.00
  • Fri 28 Dec 11:00 AM £32.00/£25.00/£18.00/£10.00
  • Fri 28 Dec 4:00 PM £32.00/£25.00/£18.00/£10.00
  • Sat 29 Dec 2:00 PM £32.00/£25.00/£18.00/£10.00
  • Sat 29 Dec 6:00 PM Audio Described

    Audio described performances are designed for blind or partially sighted audience members. Via headphones, a live narrator describes the action in the pauses between the onstage dialogue.  Touch tours accompany audio described performances

  • Sun 30 Dec 11:00 AM £32.00/£25.00/£18.00/£10.00
  • Sun 30 Dec 6:00 PM £32.00/£25.00/£18.00/£10.00
  • Mon 31 Dec 11:00 AM £32.00/£25.00/£18.00/£10.00
  • Mon 31 Dec 3:00 PM £32.00/£25.00/£18.00/£10.00
  • Wed 2 Jan 2019 11:00 AM £32.00/£25.00/£18.00/£10.00
  • Wed 2 Jan 2019 4:00 PM BSL
  • Thu 3 Jan 2019 11:00 AM Relaxed

    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

  • Thu 3 Jan 2019 6:00 PM £15.00/£10.00
  • Sat 5 Jan 2019 2:00 PM £32.00/£25.00/£18.00/£10.00
  • Sat 5 Jan 2019 7:00 PM Captioned

    Captioned performances are excellent for people who are deaf, deafened and hard of hearing. In these performances, the text of the performance is displayed above and to the side of the stage. They may also be of interest for those whose first language isn’t English and for anyone who finds it helpful to follow the text during a show.

  • Sun 6 Jan 2019 11:00 AM £27.00/£21.00/£16.00/£10.00
  • Sun 6 Jan 2019 4:00 PM £32.00/£25.00/£18.00/£10.00

We're making Dick Whittington and His Cat as accessible as possible.

 You can now book concessionary tickets for wheelchair users, companions, audio described and captioned shows online. Just make sure you login and tell us about your needs in the 'Other Preferences' tab and the seats you can book will be shown with a star.

If you'd like a hand, would like to talk to use more about how we can meet your needs, or you just prefer to speak to someone, you can, of course, give us a call on 01865 305305 and our friendly Ticket Office Team will be happy to help.

You can find more information about accessibility around the building here.


Wheelchair spaces are available for every performance

Sennheiser headsets

Available for every performance. The auditorium has a Sennheiser infra-red system which can be used to amplify the sound of the performance.

 Audio Described

Sun 9 Dec at 4pm (Touch tour sold out)

Sat 29 Dec at 6pm (with Touch Tour at 4.30pm)


Sat 5 Jan at 7pm

 BSL interpretered

Wed 2 Jan at 4pm


Thu 3 Jan at 11am

Download the visual story for the show here.

Download the venue story here.

...and programmes and picnic bags!

Save time and money by ordering those little extras that will help make memories.

Book tickets online and you'll have the chance to add the following cherries on the festive cake that is panto...

Picnic bags to take into the show...

Order yours online for just £4.50! The picnic bag includes your choice of sandwich, a bag of Pom Bears, sweets, an apple, a carton of juice and a colouring sheet. Picnic bag can be collected from the Cafe Bar on the ground floor on day of the performance. Bags have to be ordered at least 72 hours before the performance.

Ice cream for the interval

£2.50 in advance (£3 on the day) if bought on the day. Your choice of flavours.

Programmes to take home

A souvenir to keep forever. £3 in advance (£4 on the day).

Come with a crowd, get the gang together, share the festive panto magic with more people and save...

Group 20+ rates

Low and Seasonal Special performances: £12.50 each

High and Premium performances: 20% off ALL tickets (including children’s tickets).

Bringing a group of 10+?

Give us a call on 01865 305 305 or email boxoffice@oxfordplayhouse.com and we’ll make sure we get you the best deal on your tickets.

We recommend 5+ for our pantomimes, brave children under 5 are more than welcome but may find some scenes loud and others scary.

Babies under 18 months old must have a free lap ticket - please call the Ticket Office on 01865 305305.

Don't forget, we also have...

FREE toys and games available in the Circle Bar.
FREE booster seats for small children
FREE tickets for babies under 18 months.

Bringing a school, scouts or brownies group and looking for follow-up activities to do after the show?

Or just coming with family and wanting to make the magic last even longer?

Take a look at our resource pack - it's full of fascinating facts about the history of panto, the story of the real-life Dick Whittington, a inside peek at how our panto is made, and Whitting-tonnes of fun activities.

Check it out here

Book Tickets

  • Wed 12 December 10:00 AM
  • Wed 12 December 2:00 PM
  • Thu 13 December 10:00 AM
  • Thu 13 December 2:00 PM
  • Sat 15 December 2:00 PM
  • Sat 15 December 7:00 PM
  • Sun 16 December 11:00 AM

Age guideline: 5 to 105!

Written and directed by Steve Marmion

Full Circle and Enjoy get 25% off a pair of tickets for Wed 28 Nov at 6pm, Sat 1 Dec at 4pm or Sat 8 Dec at 7pm.

Free lap tickets can be issued for those 18 months or under. Please call 01865 305 305 to book.

What if the weather is bad? Read our weather policy in our FAQs about your visit.

  • A joyous, upbeat contemporary panto for our time.
  • My favourite playhouse pantomime in living memory.
    Oxford Mail
  • A supremely comic production...the rat's whiskers

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