• LOCATION 15 | Know your Oxford: tour with AR for new and prospective students

    Oxford Playhouse

    Oxford Playhouse on Oxford audio tour Know your Oxford: tour with AR for new and prospective students

    Stop here on the pavement and look to your right. Don't cross over, just stay where you are. From here you have a nice view of the Oxford Playhouse.

    Now, you're going to continue the same way as before, along this street. So off you go - and while you’re walking, Alasdair will tell you a little more about the Playhouse.

    Alasdair: The Oxford Playhouse was established in 1938. It seats over 600 people and has 5 student slots per year, so there are lots of ways you can participate - either backstage, or onstage. It also manages the nearby Burton Taylor, or “BT” Studio, which is another popular venue for student productions. Back during World War II, the Oxford Playhouse attracted actors and directors who could no longer get work in London, where the theatres were closed. Since then, it has nurtured the careers of a number of actors - like Rowan Atkinson and Rosamund Pike, to name just a few.

    Keep walking until you reach the amazingly grand Ashmolean Museum, which is coming up on your left.

Know your Oxford: tour with AR for new and prospective students