Auditorium, Oxford Playhouse

Auditorium, Oxford Playhouse

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W Lucy room, Oxford Playhouse

W Lucy room, Oxford Playhouse

Auditorium, Oxford Playhouse

Auditorium, Oxford Playhouse

Circle bar, Oxford Playhouse

Circle bar, Oxford Playhouse

Top room, Oxford Playhouse

Top room, Oxford Playhouse

Oxford Playhouse

First proposed by Oxford University Drama Society in the 1880s, Oxford Playhouse moved to the present site on Beaumont Street in 1938. The building is owned by St John’s College, and was the last new theatre to be opened before the Second World War.

Located next to both the Randolph Hotel and the Ashmolean Museum, as well as being a short distance from many of the University’s colleges, Oxford Playhouse’s central location is perfect for visitors to the city as well as locals.

Oxford Playhouse offers a modern, recently refurbished auditorium with a capacity for 634 people over two levels, with bar facilities on each floor. Across its history the Playhouse has presented many world-class actors including Dame Judi Dench, Sir Ian McKellen, Dame Maggie Smith and Alan Rickman, and would make a wonderful space for large conferences and presentations.

The Playhouse also has four hospitality rooms, all echoing the Georgian origins of the building with large regency style windows. The spaces are very flexible to accommodate any events or functions from evening canapé receptions to large board meetings. All rooms are available throughout the year, and could even be used to hold an event to compliment your theatre visit.

Venue Contact
Noel McCarthy, Front of House Manager
01865 305 351
noel.mccarthy@oxfordplayhouse.com
www.oxfordplayhouse.com

5 meeting spaces with capacity for up to
634 guests for

  • dining
  • buffet
  • theatre
  • classroom
  • boardroom

functions.

Summary

Dining Buffet Theatre Classroom Boardroom Cabaret Other
Auditorium
- -
634
- - - -
The Top Room
36
80
55
30
30
-
24
The W Lucy Members' Room
14
30
20
8
14
-
12
The Richard Gladstone Room
6
15
10
-
8
- -
The Circle Bar
16
40
- - - - -

Room by room

  • Auditorium

    Available during Term-time & vacation

    Description: The large colourful auditorium is the heart of the Playhouse, with comfortable seating and air conditioning.

    Facilities: The stage can be set for all presentations, conferences, performances or demonstrations.

    Accessibility: Stalls is ground floor, step-free, wheelchair spaces available. Circle is first floor, no lift.

    Dining Buffet Theatre Classroom Boardroom Cabaret Other
    - -
    634
    - - - -
  • The Top Room

    Available during Term-time & vacation

    Description: The Top Room is a large bright studio-style space; a hidden gem in the heart of Oxford.

    Facilities: The room has speakers and a large projector/screen, but can be adapted to any event, from a formal networking event to a large conference meeting.

    Accessibility: Second floor, no lift.

    Dining Buffet Theatre Classroom Boardroom Cabaret Other
    36
    80
    55
    30
    30
    -
    24
  • The W Lucy Members' Room

    Available during Term-time & vacation

    Description: The W Lucy Members’ Room displays the building’s origins with the charm of a beautiful Georgian drawing room; the walls lined with posters and photos of past performances.

    Facilities: Suitable for a range of events, from evening receptions with drinks or canapés to board meetings.

    Accessibility: First floor, no lift

    Dining Buffet Theatre Classroom Boardroom Cabaret Other
    14
    30
    20
    8
    14
    -
    12
  • The Richard Gladstone Room

    Available during Term-time & vacation

    Description: The Richard Gladstone Room is a cosy conference space nestled within the Playhouse, and is perfect for private meetings or small discussions.

    Facilities: The room can be set with a table, projector and screen if needed.

    Accessibility: Ground floor, one step.

    Dining Buffet Theatre Classroom Boardroom Cabaret Other
    6
    15
    10
    -
    8
    - -
  • The Circle Bar

    Available during Term-time & vacation

    Description: Tall regency windows line the Circle Bar overlooking Beaumont Street, flooding it with natural light.

    Facilities: The Bar can offer a reserved space for drinks, or simply a break space from meetings in a separate room.

    Accessibility: First floor, no lift.

    Dining Buffet Theatre Classroom Boardroom Cabaret Other
    16
    40
    - - - - -
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