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.

Oxford Playhouse
11-12 Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LW

5 meeting spaces with capacity for up to 634 guests for Theatre, Dining, Buffet, Classroom, Boardroom, U-shape, and U-Shape functions.

Bedrooms 0

Ensuite 0

Standard 0

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

"The venue was great, I've had very positive feedback from both my colleagues and our participants."


WildBear Entertainment

Chris Robins, Front of House Manager

Chris.Robins@oxfordplayhouse.com


01865 305 351
www.oxfordplayhouse.com
  • Auditorium, Oxford Playhouse

    Auditorium

    Theatre 634

    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.

    Available

    Term & Vacation

  • The Top Room

    Dining 36

    Buffet 80

    Theatre 55

    Classroom 8

    Boardroom 30

    U-shape 24

    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.

    Available

    Term & Vacation

  • W Lucy room, Oxford Playhouse

    The W Lucy Members’ Room

    Dining 14

    Buffet 30

    Theatre 20

    Classroom 8

    Boardroom 14

    U-Shape 12

    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

    Available

    Term & Vacation

  • The Richard Gladstone Room

    Dining 6

    Buffet 15

    Theatre 10

    Boardroom 8

    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.

    Available

    Term & Vacation

  • Circle bar, Oxford Playhouse

    The Circle Bar

    Dining 16

    Buffet 40

    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

    Available

    Term & Vacation