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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.

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Don't miss Kate Rusby's wondrous singing and engaging Yorkshire wit...

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The Herbal Bed is a fascinating exposé of the conflict between public and private morality.

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Dillie Keane takes a short break from her Fascinating Aïda gal pals to present her first solo show in 557 years.

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Mike Bartlett’s outstanding drama King Charles III is one of the must-see plays of the year.

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A cocktail of funky brass beats and awe-inspiring physical feats.

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Director Roxana Silbert brings to life this powerful tale of two men bound by friendship who face an earth-shattering decision.

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17|25 Young Company present an ensemble version of Tom Stoppard’s comic masterpiece.

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A sparkling new reimagining of the classic novel by the acclaimed playwright Bryony Lavery

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Jane Austen’s classic tale of romance and the unbreakable bond between sisters

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This special evening with Ruby Wax is a forum for discussion, following her best-selling book, Sane New World

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Two people speak up, speak out, blow the whistle and lift the veil on the insidious machine of surveillance.

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The tale of plucky Hetty Feather is brought thrillingly to life on stage in this Olivier Award-nominated production

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Don’t miss this UK premiere, an exquisite evening of dance packed with emotional charge.

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Join the award-winning Musical Youth Company of Oxford as they bring this classic musical swinging to the stage.

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Will make the whole family wonder, shudder and lose themselves in this fairytale world.

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A fearless new show about what it means to stand out, stand up and stand alone.

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With songs, stories, lots of silliness and maybe even a pillow fight, put your PJs on and come join us

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

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The utterly hilarious and multi award-winning Mark Watson returns to Oxford

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A witty, fast-paced sketch show that delves into some of history’s funniest, most stupid moments.

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Oxford University Drama Society presents the very best and boldest new writing by student playwrights.

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Meet Archie, 17 years old and struggling to define their identity when they don’t feel like a man or a woman.

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Enjoy Alfred Tennyson’s 19th century poem, transformed into a one-man play by student Tabitha Hayward.

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Martin Crimp’s ground-breaking play is a highly revered feat of theatrical innovation

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Lovers of fairy tales will adore these stories as they’re brought to life in their original language.

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A show that asks if we’ll know happiness when we get there.

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This epic new production features a distinguished cast led by Michael Pennington.

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This chilling international production sees science fiction meet eco-activism.

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A play by student Florence Read, presented as part of the OUDS New Writing Festival.

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A play by student Maria Czepiel, presented as part of the OUDS New Writing Festival.

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A play by student Hannah Greenstreet, presented as part of the OUDS New Writing Festival.

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A woolly wonderland of a show brought to life with storytelling, music and puppetry.

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The true story of Albert Cashier: American Civil War veteran and transgender man.

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A new show that looks at the secret roots of human hair.

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A daring recreation of a sci-fi cinema classic; inspired by Andy’s life-long obsession with the film Terminator 2.

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A tragi-comic spoken word show that dives deeply into the paradoxical and complex nature of goodness.

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Different every night, join us for one, two or even all three evenings of entertainment.

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Relive the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart through the envious eyes of his greatest rival...

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Traditional Hawaiian favourites mixed with jazz standards, pop hits and country classics.

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Egg and Spoon is a perfect gentle introduction to the magic of theatre.

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An honest, heartfelt and hilarious exploration of their father/daughter relationships.

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Tucked In’s most enjoyable show yet.

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A talented cast from Magdalen College School’s Sixth Form present this poignant, layered drama.

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Join Caligula’s Alibi for an irreverent, deconstructed journey through Dostoyevsky’s work

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This innovative show will take you on an intimate journey through a shifting world of sound.

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.