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


School Events


Work experience, Placements and volunteering opportunities

Oxford Playhouse offers work experience placements throughout the year, we welcome students aged 14 to 19 into our lively theatre and its various and vibrant departments. Students have the opportunity to try their hand in the Ticket Office, venture backstage, speak with industry professionals and create resources for the theatre that will be used by our audiences.

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. Therefore, if you are interested in the whole process of running a theatre and presenting a varied programme of shows we look forward to hearing from you.

Group work experience dates at Oxford Playhouse for 2015 are:

Monday 13 to Friday 17 July

Monday 5 to Friday 9 October

We welcome applications from GCSE and A-Level students attending 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 oversubscribed 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 and we may request further information from you and/or invite you to come in for an interview.  Once we have reviewed you application and interview we will be able to tell you whether you have secured a placement with us. If your application is unsuccessful you will be notified immediately.

Download the work experience application pack here.