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.


King Lear

King Lear

Oxford Playhouse and the Bodleian Library are delighted to welcome back the Globe Theatre on Tour to perform King Lear starring Joseph Marcell (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) in the stunning setting of the Old Schools Quadrangle.

    Secret Theatre: Show 2

    Secret Theatre: Show 2

    Secret Theatre is coming to Oxford…

    Show 2 is taking place on Oxford Playhouse’s main stage. The flagship production of the Secret Theatre season this is the show that really got people talking. If you like bold, clever and thought-provoking productions this one is for you. It received 4 star reviews and was described as “vivid and vital” and “crystalline and heart-breaking” by the critics.

    Secret Theatre: Show 4

    Secret Theatre: Show 4

    Secret Theatre is coming to Oxford…

    Show 4 is taking place on Oxford Playhouse’s main stage. With a nod to Jacobean tragedy it’s been described as “thrilling” and “a thick slice of thick pulp fiction”. A voyeuristic look at power-struggles and notions of fame, this show is for audiences who like thoughtful provocations. If you saw and enjoyed 1984 – book for this!



    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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