Classical Music and Opera & Ballet

Browse our growing guide to the best Classical Music Concerts, Opera & Ballet events and festivals in Oxford and across Oxfordshire.

The Orchestral Music of Afghanistan

Sheldonian Theatre Broad Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Featuring new compositions by Afghan composers living in exile, this concert celebrates the rich history of traditional Afghan music at a time when making music in Afghanistan is forbidden.

£10.00 – £30.00

Swan Lake by English Youth Ballet

New Theatre Oxford 24-26 George Street, Oxford

This powerful new adaptation of one of the world’s most cherished classical ballets stars English Youth Ballet’s international principals and talented young dancers from the local area.

From £16.90

Ballet Central Tour 2023

The Theatre Chipping Norton 2 Spring Street, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

Experience the magic of world-class live ballet right on your doorstep when the Ballet Central Tour performs at Chipping Norton Theatre.

£15.00 – £18.00

Bruckner Seven with Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra

Sheldonian Theatre Broad Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire

For this culmination of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra’s season at the Sheldonian Theatre, Marios Papadopoulos conducts Bruckner’s symphony here after Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2

£10.00 – £54.00

Welsh National Opera – Candide

New Theatre Oxford 24-26 George Street, Oxford

Leonard Bernstein’s Candide is a supercharged wild ride in which 18th-century France crashes into 20th-century post-war America.

From £13.00

Oxford Piano Festival 2023

Oxford City Centre Oxford City Centre, Oxford

The Oxford Piano Festival is nine days of piano festivities, with a packed schedule of masterclasses and concerts from top names in the piano world.

Waterperry Opera Festival 2023

Waterperry Gardens Waterperry Gardens, Nr. Wheatley, Oxfordshire

With eight productions this summer, Waterperry Opera Festival 2023 is the perfect opportunity to fall in love with this splendid art form.

From £8.00