Offbeat

Offbeat

In June 2016, Oxford Playhouse and Arts at the Old Fire Station presented the first Offbeat, a brand spanking new festival in the heart of the city showcasing over 50 shows in 7 days that all were new to Oxfordshire.

The festival returned in 2017, featuring even more fantastic theatre, increasing its output to 70 shows in 10 days.

In 2018,  Offbeat will run from 22 to 30 June and promises to be bigger and better than ever. The festival showcases theatre, dance, comedy, music, family shows and spoken word, brought to you by upcoming and established artists from Oxfordshire and across the UK.

Applications open on 30 November and you can find more information here.

What people are saying about Offbeat..

The world is complicated and we need to be able to look at complexity, nurture the talent that will help us understand the world around us better, celebrate difference and retain our sense of humour. Offbeat sums this up.
Jeremy Spafford, Director at The Old Fire Station

Offbeat will create a sustainable platform for new work in the city, whilst playing a significant role in the UK festival circuit, with a long-term focus on artist development.
Louise Chantal, Chief Executive at Oxford Playhouse

Previous years…

2016’s inaugural Offbeat festival featured more than 1500 people attending 54 performances with highlights including Ross & Rachel by James Fritz, a documentary screening of Yasmin Fedda’s Queens of Syria and stand-up comedy from names such as Rosie Wilby and Viv Groskop.

To see highlights from the 2016 festival, click here.
For more information on the project, just click here.
Or, follow the festival on Twitter.

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40+ Acting Company - Spring 40+ Acting Company - Spring & Sweet Charity
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Sweet Charity
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Sweet Charity
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The Kite Runner
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The Kite Runner The Kite Runner & Dinner with Aurora The Kite Runner & Dinner with Aurora & Plus1 more...
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The Kite Runner The Kite Runner & This Much I Know The Kite Runner & This Much I Know & Plus1 more...
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40+ Acting Company - Spring 40+ Acting Company - Spring & The Kite Runner 40+ Acting Company - Spring & The Kite Runner & Plus1 more... 40+ Acting Company - Spring & The Kite Runner & Plus1 more... & Plus2 more...
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The Kite Runner The Kite Runner & This Much I Know The Kite Runner & This Much I Know & Plus1 more...
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The Kite Runner The Kite Runner & Dinner with Aurora The Kite Runner & Dinner with Aurora & Plus1 more... The Kite Runner & Dinner with Aurora & Plus1 more... & Plus2 more... The Kite Runner & Dinner with Aurora & Plus1 more... & Plus2 more... & Plus3 more...
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Fairy Tales: Big Tales Told By...
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Not About Heroes Not About Heroes & The Little Matchgirl (and other... Not About Heroes & The Little Matchgirl (and other... & Plus1 more...
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Not About Heroes Not About Heroes & The Little Matchgirl (and other... Not About Heroes & The Little Matchgirl (and other... & Plus1 more...
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Not About Heroes Not About Heroes & The Little Matchgirl (and other... Not About Heroes & The Little Matchgirl (and other... & Plus1 more...
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Not About Heroes Not About Heroes & The Little Matchgirl (and other... Not About Heroes & The Little Matchgirl (and other... & Plus1 more...
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Not About Heroes Not About Heroes & The Little Matchgirl (and other... Not About Heroes & The Little Matchgirl (and other... & Plus1 more...
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Blood Wedding Blood Wedding & Down with my Demons
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Blood Wedding Blood Wedding & Down with my Demons Blood Wedding & Down with my Demons & Plus1 more...
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40+ Acting Company - Spring 40+ Acting Company - Spring & Blood Wedding 40+ Acting Company - Spring & Blood Wedding & Plus1 more... 40+ Acting Company - Spring & Blood Wedding & Plus1 more... & Plus2 more...
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Blood Wedding Blood Wedding & Down with my Demons Blood Wedding & Down with my Demons & Plus1 more... Blood Wedding & Down with my Demons & Plus1 more... & Plus2 more...
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Blood Wedding Blood Wedding & Down with my Demons Blood Wedding & Down with my Demons & Plus1 more...
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Ishtar Ishtar & Up 'N' Under
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Ishtar
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