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Enjoy! Membership for Oxford Playhouse

Be the first to know what’s happening at Oxford Playhouse and save money on your tickets.

For just £50 a year you can receive generous discounts on tickets for yourself and a friend (two tickets maximum per show). Join Enjoy! and receive the following benefits:

  • Up to 50% off opening night and Saturday matinees for most week-long shows. Bonus Enjoy! discounts of 25% or 50% off most shorter runs
  • Guaranteed early mailing of Oxford Playhouse brochure
  • Priority booking for productions in Oxford Playhouse’s season
  • Online booking for Enjoy! discounts
  • Three free house programmes per year
  • Special offers and invitations from local arts and cultural organisations and local businesses

All for only £50 per year - Enjoy! can pay for itself in just three visits!

Speak to the Ticket Office now to join on 01865 305305 or join online. (Please note, if you purchase a new membership online, you will need to wait approximately 15 minutes before you can log in and receive membership benefits. If you are still having problems after that time, please contact the box office.)

Audio Description

Audio description is a service for people with visual impairments. It is a live verbal commentary delivered during a performance, capturing the key visual elements such as actions and movements, gestures and facial expressions, sets, props and costumes. The description is relayed to the audience member through a lightweight headset which is supplied by the venue.

Touch Tours

At some performances a touch tour will be available before a performance. This means that before the performance the describer will visit the set with the service users, describe elements of the design and encourage them to touch surfaces, costumes and props so that they can understand the geography and nuances of the performance. Please phone Box Office to book free tickets for the touch tours.

Captioning

Is a service for people with hearing impairments of all kinds. The captioner uses a special stage text software. They convert the spoken word into text, which is displayed on a caption unit situated on or next to the stage. As the words are spoken or sung the captioner sends the specially formatted script to the display unit.

As well as dialogue, the captions also include the name of the character who is speaking or singing and descriptions of any sound effects. The difference between this and surtitling (for performances in another language) is that it is essential that all of the audible elements of the performance are communicated and the aim is that it be done with the same pace and style as the performances given as part of the production as a whole.

Captioning is also a useful tools for audience members who speak or are learning English as a second language.

'The captions helped me to understand some of the accents and was good practice for my reading skills'
Italian audience member

Pre-Show Talk

Talks are usually held roughly 1 hr before the performance (please check for exact times) in the Top room at Oxford Playhouse. They are commonly given by one or more members of the creative team involved in a production (Director, Writer, Designer) or by an expert in a related field or in the work of that company itself. The event is generally free but it is best to book in advance as there are only 65 seats available by calling 01865 305305. Please note the Top Room is not accessible to wheelchair users.

Post-Show Talk

This is a chance for you to share your thoughts about a production and ask any questions that you may have. Moreover it is an opportunity for you to get more out of your visit from the playhouse, for free. We hold a post show talk for most of out week long shows, usually on a Wednesday.

The talk will be led by a member of the Oxford Playhouse Learning Team and some or all of the cast. Sometimes the director is also available. A few questions will be asked on stage and then it's your turn - all questions welcome.


BSL Signed Perfomance

This service is for Deaf or deafened people with at least an intermediate level of British Sign Language. During a BSL signed performance a trained performance signer will be placed somewhere on the stage to the left or right of the bulk of the action. The Signer will interpret the spoken work and essentially translate it into BSL.

Enhance your visit – VIP packages

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Link to the booking page

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Don’t delay – secure a panto-tastic time for your family today.

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An epic story of love, sacrifice and redemption amidst an ever-changing world.

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Featuring Frantic Assembly’s celebrated physicality, Things I Know To Be True is funny, poetic and brutally frank.

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Beautifully crafted, wonderfully funny and charmingly English.

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This riotous new production will delight with songs, romance and chaos

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A fun and enlightening treat for young theatre enthusiasts

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Fly through a world of circus and fire, shipwrecks and battles. The perfect adventure for all the family.

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Part physics class, part sound technology lecture and part dance performance, this is a show about sound and space.

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A show with something for all ages; it’s inventive, funny, and has a big heart.

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A story about endurance – when our brains tell our bodies to stop – and the psychology of carrying on.

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In turns hilarious and moving, this poetic, multimedia ramshackle road trip is a modern pilgrimage.

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A hilarious and heartbreaking call to arms for our modern age.

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A heartfelt and buoyant discovery of self-mortality and celebration of life!

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Weirdos presents two weird and wonderful shows for your delectation.

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Hilarious sketch comedy from the award-winning Hannah Croft and Fiona Pearce.

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Delightful traditional Japanese tales brought to life through inventive storytelling, puppetry and music

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Set against the backdrop of the Sheffield Blitz - story of ordinary men in extraordinary times.

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Told through spoken word and within timed boxing rounds - a story about amateur boxing and family.

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This iconic war play by Frank McGuinness is a powerful portrayal of mortality, love and loss.

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More than just a play; it’s proof that young people have the power to change the world.

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Two fearless young men compete in a thrilling game of physical endurance in this beautiful and original circus show.

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Oxford Operatic Society returns to the Oxford Playhouse with their latest production, Oliver!

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A master of absurdist irony and the king of rapid-fire wit.

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International theatrical powerhouse Cheek by Jowl returns with its stunning production of The Winter’s Tale.

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Simon Baron-Cohen talks about new research that raises profound ethical issues surrounding autism and neurodiversity...

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The Pasadena Roof Orchestra recreate the sounds of a golden age of music from 1920s and 1930s.

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An all-singing, all-dancing crew from the University of Oxford will dazzle and delight with comic thrills and sensational choreography

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This new student production is one of the very first regional performances of this critically acclaimed play

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Edward Fox stars in this brand new stage play, bringing Betjeman’s poetry and his vivacious personality to life.

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From a toe tap to a wiggle, everyone can dance!

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Children’s TV presenter Cerrie Burnell talks about her wonderful new series of books...

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A cabaret drama that gives a series of snapshots into some astonishing lives.

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Afast, funny and deeply moving depiction of how the places we call home speak to us and of us

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A stunning new production of one of the most celebrated novels of the twentieth century

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Join Britain’s most popular soprano for a delightful evening of song, stories and chat.

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Oxford Playhouse brings Cerrie Burnell’s touching story to life

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A tender exploration of how one couple negotiates the tensions of class and gender within their relationship.

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Live Canon presents a selection of poems written in response to Shakespeare's sonnets...

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Astronauts. Regrets. The sexes. Social Media. Hipsters. Lost stuff. Other stuff.

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Giving insights into the rich historical partnership between music and the monarchy, this is a delightfully quirky and entertaining evening.

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Relaxed performances are aimed at anyone who would benefit from a laid back environment including people with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, a learning disability or very young children who might be afraid of the dark. The atmosphere in the auditorium will be relaxed with the house lights partially on. Audience members will be free to come and go as they please throughout the show and make noise if they want to.

A British Sign Language interpreted performance is a service where the interpreter is fully integrated into the show so that the Deaf audience can fully understand the story.

Captioning is a service for people with hearing impairments of all kinds. The captioner uses a special stage text software. They convert the spoken word into text, which is displayed on a caption unit situated on or next to the stage. As the words are spoken or sung the captioner sends the specially formatted script to the display unit.

Audio description is a service for people with visual impairments. It is a live verbal commentary delivered during a performance, capturing the key visual elements such as actions and movements, gestures and facial expressions, sets, props and costumes. The description is relayed to the audience member through a lightweight headset which is supplied by the venue

At some performances a touch tour will be available before a performance. This means that before the performance the describer will visit the set with the service users, describe elements of the design and encourage them to touch surfaces, costumes and props so that they can understand the geography and nuances of the performance. Please phone Box Office to book free tickets for the touch tours.