Dick Whittington & His Cat

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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! With a 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

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.

Wheelchairs

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)


 Captioned

Sat 5 Jan at 7pm


 BSL interpretered

Wed 2 Jan at 4pm


 Relaxed

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

For everyone aged 5 to 105!

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

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