Schools, Colleges, Universities

We enjoy working with schools, colleges and universities to get the most out of Oxford Playhouse. Over the year we offer a wide range of activities and are happy to work on bespoke projects with your school. Our seasonal newsletter and email bulletins detail a diverse programme of activity available. If you/ your organisation is not currently on this list and you would like to hear a little more about what we have on offer please contact

Schools workshops

Oxford Playhouse works with primary, secondary school and further education teachers to create high impact theatre workshops around your curriculum and our programme. For costs and and further discussion contact the Learning team on

Free Teachers’ Night: Atomos
Wednesday 4 March at 6.30pm

Hospitality Room, Oxford Playhouse

Oxford Playhouse Teachers’ Nights are a great way to find out about everything the Playhouse can do to support your class, school and students’ learning objectives.

Come and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine whilst networking with other teachers and finding out what’s coming up for schools in the next six months. From performances by curriculum companies to learning resource packs, workshops and more.

Afterwards stay to take in a performance of Wayne McGregor | Random Dance’s Atomos.

Tickets: Up to two FREE tickets available for each school Please call the Ticket Office to book a place

School Events


Work experience, Placements and volunteering opportunities

Oxford Playhouse offers work experience placements throughout the year, we welcome students into the lively and varied atmosphere of the theatre administration departments. Students have the opportunity to sample work in the marketing, development and learning departments, they spend time in the programming & productions office and try their hand at ticket office, front of house and ushering duties as well as venturing backstage to work with the in-house technical crew.

It is important to note that the standard work experience placement at Oxford Playhouse is administration and management focused. There is no opportunity for performance. However, if you are interested in the whole process of running a theatre and presenting a varied programme of touring shows, we look forward to hearing from you.

Group work experience dates at Oxford Playhouse for 2014 are currently closed, please look out for more dates in the new year.

We welcome applications from GCSE and A-Level students at Oxfordshire schools interested in learning more about the workings of the theatre. We do accept applications from outside Oxfordshire but aim to offer a high proportion of placements to students who are locally based.

We are always over subscribed so please don’t be disheartened if you are not selected this year. To apply please download the pack below and return the application form via email to The Learning Department at

You will be notified when your application reaches us. There will then be no further communication until approximately 4 months before the commencement of the placement to establish a time when you are available to come in for interview. Once you have attended an interview we will be able to tell you whether you have secured a placement with us.