Theatre In Oxford
There’s plenty of great venues in Oxford to see
original theatre, or to have a go at treading the boards
For faultless touring productions on a grand scale including
visits from the Welsh National Opera and The
English National Ballet, the Apollo Theatre [map] on George Street is the place to be. With a seating capacity
of 2,000 the Apollo is one of the area’s most popular
theatres and is a good place to do some celebrity-spotting.
The Oxford Playhouse [map] on Beaumont Street is one of the best places to see new
and exciting plays that are produced in-house.
Student performers including Oxford graduates Rowan
Atkinson and Dudley Moore have acted on the
Playhouse stage, and plays such as Cyrano De Bergerac adapted by Anthony Burgess have certainly caught the imagination
Close to the Playhouse is the Burton Taylor Theatre [map],
over on Gloucester Street. This intimate venue seats just
50 people and hosts a selection of two-handers and monologues
from some of Oxford University’s brightest young
writers, directors and actors.
Another great little venue is The Old Fire Station
Studio Theatre [map],
which hosts small touring productions including some of
the best names in the comedy world.
Pegasus Theatre [map] can be found on Magdalen Road and offers a mixture of contemporary performances,
educational workshops and classes for those keen to get
up on the stage themselves. This is also a good place
to see some enchanting children’s theatre.
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