Are you aged 16-25?

Interested in free and discounted theatre tickets and more bits and bobs? Then...

OPT in! is our scheme for 16 to 25 year olds to access free, £5 and £10 tickets, along with free backstage tours, special events and discounts around the lovely city of Oxford.

On this page you can find out which shows this month we have on offer, activities at the Playhouse and you can leave your comments about the shows you've seen, the scheme or anything theatre/cultural related.

To OPT in! all you need to do is buy a membership card for just £1 from the Oxford Playhouse Ticket Office. ***Please bring a passport sized photo and a valid ID which states your birthdate, between 10am - 6pm, Mon - Sat***

Once you've joined, 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. You can book yourself plus one non OPT in! member in to a show (but they do need to be under 26 too), just remember to bring your OPT in! card along when you collect your ticket.

There's a limited number available for each show, so book yourself in early to make sure you get your tickets.


The Angry Brigade

The Angry Brigade

Against a backdrop of Tory cuts, high unemployment and the deregulated economy of 1970s Britain, a young urban guerrilla group mobilises: The Angry Brigade. Their targets: MPs. Embassies. Police. Pageant Queens. The established order. As an uprising begins, a specialist police squad is formed to understand the anarchists and hunt them down.

In Time O' Strife

In Time O' Strife

On the 30th anniversary of the 1984 miners’ strike, the National Theatre of Scotland presents a powerful reimagining of Joe Corrie’s 1926 classic play about a Fife mining community buckling under the strain of a long-running lockout.

A heartbreaking examination of class conflict and the price of industrial success.

The Trial

The Trial

Following In the Penal Colony, Philip Glass, one of the world’s most popular contemporary composers, has created a new opera for Music Theatre Wales, based on Kafka’s cult novel The Trial.

The Watery Journey of Nereus Pike

The Watery Journey of Nereus Pike

This is an extraordinary tale of myth and magic by Fringe First Award-winning comedian and theatre maker Laura Mugridge, in collaboration with Katy Schutte and with original live music from Tom Adams.

300 to 1

300 to 1

This new play from a BT favourite Monkey Poet is directed by the award-winning Gareth Armstrong (Shylock, The Rape of Lucrece, Wilde Without the Boy) and contains spears, swords and underpants.

The Novice Detective

The Novice Detective

Heart-warming and hilarious, award-nominated comedian Sophie Willan tells an unbelievable true story of how she and her slightly psychic Gran found her long lost father. It’s an interactive ‘who-is-it?’ fusing stand-up comedy and theatrical chaos to tell a story of fantasy, failure, grief, love, and ultimately of hope.



Have your say!

Teresa 09/11/2013

As a parent on a tight budget, I used to bring my children before opt in changed to 16 plus. Can't afford to now but good scheme for students

Consuela 08/07/2011

Free ticket to Love Love Love and had discounted Nandos too! *Yum* LOVE IT!

Phoebe-Jane 08/07/2011

I LOVE THIS SCHEME! Thank you so much Oxford Playhouse. I saw Love Love Love, it was amazing - didn't know theatre could be like that! And wouldnt have been able to see the show without getting a free ticket. I will tell all my friends about the scheme too. Thanks!

Claire 08/07/2011

I'm looking forward to using my new card in the new term :)

Ania 22/06/2011

It's such a great scheme! Amazing way to attract youngsters to theatre. I keep coming back for more!!! :)

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