Oxford Playhouse


Oxford Playhouse and its Burton Taylor Studio present and produce a wide range of live performance. The programme includes the best of British and international drama, family shows, contemporary dance and music, student and amateur shows, comedy, lectures and poetry. The Playhouse produces and tours its own shows, hosts Artists in Residence and presents Playhouse Plays Out, an ongoing series of off-site events which happen at locations across the county. The theatre's Participation team work with over 15,000 people each year through post show discussions, workshops, work experience, holiday schemes, a youth theatre and a young people’s theatre company.
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Contact details

Oxford Playhouse Beaumont Street, Oxford, South East, OX1 2LW
Phone: 01865 305305

Standing and Queueing

If you want to avoid the queues at the bar during the interval you will be able to pre-order your interval drinks. They will be placed on the ticket office and, on request, can be placed on the low level section of the counter for ease of reach.

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair access
There are no steps leading up to the entrance of the Playhouse and access to the stalls is on the same level. There is a low level accessible counter at both the box office and the bar. The floor in the stalls of the auditorium is carpeted and there are no steps. In the stalls we are able to accommodate wheelchairs at the end of rows E and L. There are two spaces in the centre of row T (on either side of the sound desk), which can be used for larger chairs.

Unfortunately we have been unable to install a lift because of the restrictions of the building itself. Access to the First Floor, First Floor Cafe Bar, Hospitality Room and Top Room is by stairs only. If you are booking for an event not held in the main auditorium please talk to the ticket office staff regarding access.

The Burton Taylor Studio is just round the corner from Oxford Playhouse. The auditorium is situated on the second floor of the Burton Taylor Studio, accessed via two flights of stairs. We have a stair climber for wheelchair users. If you would like to use this facility please book at least 2 days in advance on 01865 305305.

Short Distances

Short distance
There are a number of disabled parking spaces on Beaumont Street itself on both sides of the street. There are some more on St Giles. See the Blue Badge parking map. The nearest car park to Oxford Playhouse is the underground car park in Gloucester Green, however there are no lifts so it's not accessible for disability/pushchairs. There is also a height restrictions in operation so if you are travelling by mini bus, check at www.oxfordcity.co.uk.

Access To Toilets

Access To Toilets
There is an adapted toilet located on the entrance level to the Playhouse, which also has baby changing facilities. There is a toilet with a toddler seat and a step on the first floor, through the First Floor Cafe Bar. All other toilets are situated in the basement.

Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs
Assistance dogs are welcome, please advise ticket office on booking of any particular requirements you may wish us to make to accommodate your dog. It is always worth checking with staff before you go in to a performance if there is anything unusual about the play which might affect your dog.

Essential Companions

Essential Companions
Oxford Playhouse offers discounted tickets priced at £11.50 and £15 (dependent on the show) to patrons who are registered with a visual or hearing impairment and also to patrons in receipt of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) or Disability Living Allowance (DLA). A companion can also buy a ticket at this discounted price in advance.

Accessing Visual Information

Accessing Visual Information
The Oxford Playhouse brochure can be provided in alternative formats including audio CD's and enlarged A4 print. Please contact Florence Miller.