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Address: 11-12 Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LW, England
Phone Number: +44 1865 305305
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm

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We actually hadn't planned to see a play, we had arrived in Oxford for the half marathon the next day and popping into a pub we saw a flyer for the play. We had heard about the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 10, 2016
Kent, United Kingdom
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Thame, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Obviously I can't review everything the Playhouse puts on but this one-night show was excellent. Thoroughly entertaining - a mix of acrobatics, gymnastics and a touch of ballet. Really entertaining for nearly all ages and great value-for-money at £18 per ticket for an adult. The seating has been refurbished and is very comfortable; good drinks on sale in the bars.... More 

Thank HankEaling
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

In one of those serendipitous moments, my husband and I discovered the Richard Burton/Elizabeth Taylor Studio adjoining The Oxford Playhouse. We bought tickets (at the "senior concession" price, thank you) for "Operation Crucible." We sat in the front row of the 50-seat theater and spent the next 75 minutes completely engrossed and mesmerized by the four actors who carried the... More 

Thank Leslie M
Kent, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

We actually hadn't planned to see a play, we had arrived in Oxford for the half marathon the next day and popping into a pub we saw a flyer for the play. We had heard about the play so hot footed it down to the theatre and got a couple of great seats - well I must say the play... More 

Thank SunglassesReady
Perth Hills, Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

My daughter treated me to Peter Pan in scarlet. A nicely refurbed theatre, funny whimsical and delightful way to spend a rainy afternoon.

Thank ozlife1
Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Superb performance by an immensely talented cast. Great enjoyment for all ages. Went with my wife and three teenage daughters. We were blown away by it

Thank Brian D
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went to see Peter Pan in Scarlet yesterday evening with our two girls 9 and 6. What an incredible performance. The acting was superb, atmosphere was amazing and we had an absolutely fabulous evening. Perfect for all the family. The theatre had just completed its renovation and looks beautiful. Thank you to all for such a... More 

Thank Angharad H
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2016

Having never been to the Oxford Playhouse before I wasn't sure what to expect, I'm always weary of getting a duff view. I wasn't disappointed on this occasion. A spacious theatre and I'm pretty sure everyone had a good view. The bar/cafe upstairs was being run by two friendly, efficient gentlemen and prices were reasonable for food and drink alike.... More 

Thank IE_and_H
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2016

We went with friends (4 adults and 4 children) to see Dear Father Christmas. Having BT been to this before we really had no idea what to expect. Well it was amazing!! We all really enjoyed it and left talking about booking again for next year. I will certainly be keeping a look out in the future for productions at... More 

Thank snowbride74
Oxford, United Kingdom
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541 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2016

The Playhouse is a pleasant enough place and seems to be reasonably popular, so it's difficult to understand why they haven't been keeping up the fabric of the building. The carpet is literally held together with sticky tape and the seats are old and decrepit. Smarten it up please!

Thank BrushM
OxfordPlayhouse, Marketing and Digital Media Officer at Oxford Playhouse, responded to this review

Hi there, We're glad you think we're a pleasant place to visit. Thanks for your feedback, we're actually entering the final stage of a refurbishment project at the moment that should transform the theatre - including brand new seating and carpets. You can find more information about the project via our website - just click the Support Us and Transforming... More 

London, United Kingdom
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320 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2016

We went to see the panto because our daughter had made one of Widow Twankey's costumes. We hadn't been to the Oxford Playhouse before and thought it was a good local theatre - the staff were all friendly and the seats comfortable and well tiered in the stalls - we sat in the centre of Row H which were excellent... More 

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