A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

The Lyric and Filter’s riotous reinterpretation of one of Shakespeare’s best loved plays comes to Oxford after its critically-acclaimed London and international festival runs. Don’t miss one of the most inventive recent Shakespeare productions. 

Périclès, De Tyr

Périclès, De Tyr

Périclès is one of Shakespeare’s strangest and most heartrending plays. Performed in French with English surtitles 

The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk comes to Oxford after selling out at London’s Globe Theatre and the Traverse in Edinburgh. Emma Rice’s production is drawn in a theatrical language as fluid as Chagall’s celebrated paintings. 

George's Marvellous Medicine

George's Marvellous Medicine

Following the success of Fantastic Mr. Fox, George's Marvellous Medicine promises to be yet another hugely imaginative and entertaining stage adaptation, bursting with growing grannies, feathery farm animals and bags of frothbuggling family fun. 

Godspell

Godspell

The award-winning Musical Youth Company of Oxford presents an exciting new production of the groundbreaking rock opera Godspell. Based on the Gospel of St. Matthew, with music by three-time Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz. 

The Life of Galileo

The Life of Galileo

What price the truth? Oxford Theatre Guild returns to the Playhouse with a striking production of this classic, translated by one of our greatest contemporary playwrights, David Hare. 

Love From a Stranger

Love From a Stranger

Be careful who you wish for… Electric with suspense and with a shocking twist, this edge-of-your-seat, rarely seen thriller by the UK’s greatest crime writer is rediscovered in a brand new production by Lucy Bailey (Gaslight, Dial M for Murder). 

The Winslow Boy

The Winslow Boy

A major new revival of Terence Rattigan’s astonishingly involving classic family drama comes to Oxford Playhouse with Tessa Peake-Jones and Aden Gillett. 

Mark Steel: Every Little Thing's Gonna Be Alright

Mark Steel: Every Little Thing's Gonna Be Alright

Mark is the creator of the hit Radio 4 series Mark Steel’s In Town, a BAFTA-nominee for BBC2’s Mark Steel Lectures and a regular on BBC1’s Have I Got News For You and Radio 4’s Newsquiz. 

No Such Thing as a Fish

No Such Thing as a Fish

Their award-winning podcast No Such Thing As A Fish gets 1.2 million downloads a week, has been transformed into the spin-off topical BBC2 TV series No Such Thing As The News and was named one of iTunes’ top ten most downloaded podcasts of 2016. 

Reginald D Hunter: Some People V Reginald D Hunter

Reginald D Hunter: Some People V Reginald D Hunter

For 15 years Reginald D Hunter has been casting a wry eye over the ways of his adopted homeland. Fresh from appearances on 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown and Have I Got News for You, he comes to OP as part of his extended UK tour. 

The Wedding

The Wedding

Combining movement, imagery and provocative narratives into Gecko’s trademark style, The Wedding brings these contracts into question with an emotionally charged and spectacular performance. 

Up 'n' Under

Up 'n' Under

John Godber’s award-winning comedy, Up ’n’ Under, is given fingersmiths’ spin with a cast of deaf and hearing actors using British Sign Language and spoken English to delight all audiences. 

Hedda

Hedda

In this bold contemporary version of Henrik Ibsen’s original, Critics’ Circle Award-winner Lucy Kirkwood brings the enigmatic Hedda into a modern world full of crisis, Oxford academics and destabilising gender roles. 

The Little Matchgirl (and Other Happier Tales)

The Little Matchgirl (and Other Happier Tales)

Emma Rice’s "exquisite" (Telegraph) production comes to Oxford Playhouse following its critically acclaimed premiere at Shakespeare’s Globe. As our destitute heroine struggles to survive, she strikes her matches to keep warm. 

The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner

Based on the bestselling novel, The Kite Runner begins in Afghanistan, a divided country on the verge of war where two childhood friends are about to be torn apart. 

Sweet Charity

Sweet Charity

Halfwit Theatre presents Sweet Charity, a Broadway classic which follows the misadventures of the gullible and guileless Charity Hope Valentine, a dance hostess at the Fandango ballroom who always gives her heart to the wrong man. 

The Play That Goes Wrong

The Play That Goes Wrong

Olivier Award-winning smash hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong returns to Oxford for another calamitous week! Don’t miss this brilliantly funny show that’s guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter! 

Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof

The award-winning Oxford Operatic Society returns to the Playhouse to do what they do best: bring a beloved musical to life. Fiddler on the Roof is an enduringly popular show that’s been celebrated across the globe. 

Air Play

Air Play

Ride the wind with Air Play, a modern circus spectacle that brings to life the very air we breathe. Flying umbrellas, larger-than-life balloons, and the biggest snow globe you’ve ever seen will make you gasp in wonder and laugh until it hurts. 

The Magic Flute

The Magic Flute

Following their hugely popular and critically-acclaimed performances of La Bohème and Carmen, Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose returns to the Oxford Playhouse with their bold new take on Mozart’s classic. 

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

The 2016 Olivier Award-winners for Best Entertainment and Family Show return to Oxford. A brand new musical comedy is created from scratch at each performance of this award-winning show. 

Sand in the Sandwiches

Sand in the Sandwiches

Double BAFTA Award-winner Edward Fox is to star in a new play, Sand in the Sandwiches by Hugh Whitemore, which celebrates the life and work of John Betjeman, one of the nation’s favourite poets. 

Filter's Macbeth

Filter's Macbeth

The “Scottish Play” is among Shakespeare’s shortest, but for critically acclaimed theatre company Filter to edit it down to barely more than 90 minutes, without missing any significant narrative points, is certainly impressive...