Oxford Playhouse

Oxford Playhouse

Charity information

Oxford Playhouse

Oxford Playhouse is an outstanding regional theatre presenting and producing a world-class performing arts programme and offering creative opportunities for all ages.

Founded 1938

  • Mission statement

    Oxford Playhouse is a theatre for everyone.

    Oxford Playhouse and its Burton Taylor Studio present and produce a world-class performing arts programme including the best of British and international drama, family shows, contemporary dance and music, student and amateur shows, comedy, lectures and poetry. The Playhouse welcomes audiences of over 150,000 each year.

    Oxford Playhouse commissions, produces and makes shows for the main stage, studio and off-site locations, and to tour. We have an excellent reputation for producing and touring innovative work for children, young people and families. Since its inception in 2009 over 42,000 people have attended the Playhouse Plays Out programme, an ongoing series of off-site events which take theatre to interesting and unusual locations across the county.

    Our busy learning and participation programme reaches over 14,000 people each year providing inspiring and creative opportunities for all ages, including young companies for 12 to 25 year olds and, from Autumn 2015, Playmaker, a series of classes to encourage writers of all ages from primary school to professional playwrights.

    We nurture new talent, support a range of associate artists and take on new emerging artists each year for development, mentoring and producing opportunities through our Evolve scheme.

  • Aims

    Oxford Playhouse aims to:

    • To be a theatre for everyone.
    • To provide a welcoming, comfortable and accessible environment for all of our visitors.
    • To present an excellent artistic programme to inspire, engage and entertain a wide reaching and diverse audience.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1938

    Registered Charity Number: 900039

    Board members: 13

    Full time staff: 33

    Part time staff: 18

    Volunteers: 106

    Phone number: 01865 305315

    Address: Beaumont StreetOxford OX1 2LW

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  • Transforming Oxford Playhouse

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