Public Service Broadcasting


16 October 2022

16 October 2022
New Theatre Oxford
24-26 George Street

16 October 2022 @ 7.00pm

24-26 George Street
Oxford, OX1 2AG
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Public Service Broadcasting at New Theatre Oxford
Public Service Broadcasting at New Theatre Oxford

About Public Service Broadcasting

Public Service Broadcasting, who released their acclaimed fourth album ‘Bright Magic’ on Play It Again Sam in September 2021, have announced details of a UK tour this October.

The band’s previous tour in support of Bright Magic culminated in a sold-out show at London’s Brixton Academy, and they are delighted to be back out on the road with another run of shows.

Bright Magic debuted at number 2 in the U.K. albums chart and featured the 6Music A-listed singles Blue Heaven, People, Let’s Dance and Im Licht.

Combining music, spoken word, and visuals, London-based Public Service Broadcasting play upbeat post-rock, which sources most of its vocals from public service announcements, documentaries, and other archival material.

With a mission to “teach the lessons of the past through the music of the future”, the group’s music is heavily based on historical themes.

2015’s “The Race for Space” focuses on outer space explorations from the ’50s to the ’70s, while 2017’s “Every Valley” is about the rise and decline of the Welsh coal mining industry.

Public Service Broadcasting have proven to be remarkably popular for a group with such an unconventional format, sound, and subject matter. All three of their studio albums have ranked high on the UK album charts, with “Every Valley” peaking at number four.



Ticketing information

Prices: From £35.15
Tickets are subject to a transaction fee

Duration: 2 hours and 25 minutes, including an interval

Age guidance: Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult 21+. No under 5’s


“this is a fine, fine album which cements PSB’s reputation as a vital act right at the top of their game”


“Easily PSB’s most ambitious, leftfield and majestic work to date. This glorious creative peak – their magnum opus – is going to be a hard one to top”

—Electronic Sound

What the critics say

“Bright Magic flourishes at its most calm and erupts at its most fervent, lending itself neatly to a state of anxious tension, sonically chronicling the faded walk back from the club, when dawn and dusk blur into irrelevance”


About New Theatre Oxford

There has been a theatre on George Street for almost 170 years. The first theatre was built in 1836, and a second in 1886. In 1934, the third New Theatre opened.

The theatre has been owned by several different companies and undergone several name changes. It is now owned by the Ambassador Theatre Group and hosts everything from ballet and opera to musicals.

On performance days, the Box Office opens at noon and closes 15 minutes after the show starts. If there is a performance on a Sunday or Bank Holiday, Box Office will open 2 hours before the show begins and close 15 minutes after the show starts.

There is a large air-conditioned bar with seating located below the Stalls Foyer, two further bars in the Circle Foyer and an additional one at the back of the balcony. All stocked with an array of drinks and snacks.

There is a cloakroom located in the stalls bar. If this is closed, please speak to a member of staff. £1 per item. It is free to ATG Theatre Card members.

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