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Oxford Playhouse

Host a standout event in this historic and vibrant venue in Oxford's city centre.
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Sitting right in centre of the city on the historical Beaumont Street, Oxford Playhouse stands as a charming blend of classical elegance and contemporary facilities. This venue isn't just for theatre enthusiasts; it's perfectly equipped for a wide range of events from corporate gatherings to private celebrations. The spaces within the Playhouse retain their Georgian elegance, featuring large windows that flood the rooms with natural light, creating an inviting atmosphere​​​​.

The Main Stage Auditorium is a standout feature, recently updated to accommodate up to 630 attendees across two levels. It's ideal for significant events like conferences or large presentations, with bar facilities on each level for convenience. For smaller events like meetings, workshops, presentations or small receptions - the W Lucy Member’s Room is perfect and offers the cosy, charming feel of a Georgian drawing room. Meanwhile, the Top Room provides a more extensive, bright space suitable for larger meetings or workshops​​​​​​.

Flexibility is key at Oxford Playhouse, with each space adaptable to specific event requirements, supported by comprehensive hospitality services. This includes in-house catering that caters to various dietary needs. Its central location not only enhances its charm but also ensures it is easily accessible by all modes of transport, making it an attractive option for event organisers looking for a convenient yet beautiful venue​​​​.

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Oxford Playhouse, Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LW
What are people saying?

Here's a roundup of recent sentiments from those who've experienced Oxford Playhouse:

Innovative Performances in a Historical Setting

Audiences are often captivated by the imaginative and daring productions at Oxford Playhouse. The recent staging of "Frankenstein" was praised for its "creative use of technology" and its ability to breathe new life into a classic tale through a unique, hybrid performance style. Reviewers noted the production was both "imaginative and wondrous to behold," successfully merging traditional storytelling with innovative stagecraft​​.

Elegant Venue with Practical Features

Patrons consistently highlight the Playhouse's convenient location and the practicality of its features. The theatre is described as "easy to find" with a good range of refreshment options available, enhancing the overall visitor experience. The helpfulness and pleasantness of the staff are also frequently mentioned, contributing positively to the atmosphere and smooth running of events​​.

A Cultural Hub with Diverse Offerings

Oxford Playhouse is celebrated not just for its dramatic productions but also as a vibrant cultural hub. The variety of shows and events, from classic plays to contemporary performances, ensures that there is something for everyone. The venue's ability to blend its rich history with modern performances makes it a standout destination for theatre-goers looking for quality and diversity in their cultural outings​​.

These reviews make it clear that Oxford Playhouse is highly regarded for its dynamic programming, strategic location, and the effective blend of historical charm with modern theatrical innovation.

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Oxford Playhouse

Oxford Playhouse, Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LW
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