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What's going on at OP

Oxford Playhouse continues to offer a full programme of creative opportunities to uplift, inspire and bring our communities together during present times of social distancing. We have online activities and projects suitable for all ages to bring creativity and performance into every home. Our buildings may be closed, but our vision to be a Playhouse for Everyone continues:

Two Writers: In Conversation with Jasmine Lee-Jones & Ella Hickson
Online, live-streaming Thu 4 March 2021, 7.30pm

Join us for a virtual conversation between Ella Hickson and Jasmine Lee-Jones, two of British theatre’s most exciting and outspoken voices. This event is part of an ongoing series organized by the Oxford Playhouse in collaboration with TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities) and the Cameron Mackintosh Fund for Contemporary Drama.
Age guideline 12+
Tickets £5


The Picture of Dorian Gray
Online, live-streaming from Tue 16 to Wed 31 March 2021

Each of us has heaven and hell in them.

In a profile pic-obsessed, filter-fixated world where online and reality blur, influencer Dorian Gray makes a deal. For his social star never to fade. For the perfect self he broadcasts to the world to always remain. But as his mental health starts to decline, as corruption and murderous depravity start to creep into his world, the true and horrific cost of his deal will soon need to be met.

From the team behind the New York Times Critic’s Pick, ★★★★★ “game-changer” (Telegraph) online production of What a Carve Up! comes a brand-new adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s dazzling novel.
Age guideline 16+
Tickets £12


Playhouse Monologue Jam
Tue 26 Jan to Tue 23 Mar
A creative challenge for teenagers. For those aged 12 to 16 with a passion for performance and creative writing, OP is launching an opportunity to showcase your abilities with our online audiences. Places are limited.

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Playhouse Young Company
Wed 27 Jan to Wed 24 Mar
For 17 to 25 year olds with a passion for theatre -making and an enthusiasm for developing skills with industry professionals, our newly-renamed Playhouse Young Company returns for a digital 8-week term on Zoom.

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OP Young Ambassadors
Launching this Spring
Using your voice to help shape the future of OP. We are assembling a group of dedicated, passionate and creative young people to help us shape the future of Oxford Playhouse. As we emerge into a new world, the voices of younger generations are vital as we plan and shape the way our theatre moves forward.

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Hey Diddle Diddle
Until Mon 22 March, 11am (No session Mon 15 Feb)
Online musical fun via Zoom

A sing-along and play session for pre-school children and their adults, Hey Diddle Diddle returns for another term of musical fun every Monday morning until Mon 22 March.

Join us for “the best music session for toddlers in Oxford” (Parent feedback). Using music, dance and acting skills to encourage creativity and imagination in early years children, Hey Diddle Diddle is the perfect fun, friendly and musical way for you and your child to start the week.
Ages: 5 and under
Duration: 30mins per sessions
Tickets: Free, but booking is essential 


Space Adventure Puppetry Workshop
Available to watch on the Oxford Playhouse website

Create your own puppet at home using these top tips from puppeteer Robyn Olivia. In our video workshop below, we’ll help bring your imagination to life using objects you can find around your house, and all the skills you’ll need to perform with your new puppet.

Send us photos of your puppet creations to: community@oxfordplayhouse.com

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