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New Theatre Oxford

New Theatre Oxford
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New Theatre Oxford

24-26 George Street
Oxford, OX1 2AG

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About New Theatre Oxford

New Theatre Oxford is the main commercial theatre in Oxford, England and has a capacity of 1,785 people. It is located on George Street, in the centre of the city, and puts on a wide variety of shows, from musical theatre to stand-up comedy and concerts.

There has been a theatre on the corner of George Street for almost 170 years.

The first theatre built in 1836 was known commonly as the ‘Vic’, and later as the ‘Theatre Royale’ after the company that played there, but that became quite rund down by 1880.

In February 1886 the Oxford University Dramatic Society opened the second New Theatre with a 1000-seat capacity. The second New Theatre was damaged by fire in 1892 and altered in 1908 when the seating capacity was increased to 1,200.

In 1908 the Dorrill family took over the New Theatre and ran the venue for the next sixty-four years. In 1933 they commisioned a new building and the third New Theatre opened in February 1934 with a wonderful revolving stage (mechanism extant) and increased capacity of 2,000 (1,710 seated).

In more recent years the theatre has been owned by provincial theatre chain Howard and Wyndham (1972); Apollo Leisure (1977); SFX (1999); Clear Channel (2001); and Live Nation(2003).

Since 2009 the theatre has been owned by The Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) who are the biggest theatre owners in the country with 40 theatres across the UK.

Getting to New Theatre Oxford

By Car:
The postcode for SatNavs is OX1 2AG. Parking in central Oxford is limited so visitors are advised to use the park & ride facilities when possible. For more information on parking please visit the Oxford City Council website or the Park and Ride website.

By Train:

For visitors arriving by train, the station is only a ten minute walk from the theatre. For train times and more information please visit National Rail Enquiries.

Access information

Access Booking Line: 0800 912 6971

Typetalk Number: 18001 0800 912 6971

There is level access to the Box Office and main foyer on George Street. Doors can be operated automatically by a push button. There are four wheelchair positions located at the rear of the Stalls, with room for one companion to sit alongside. This area can be accessed by our wheelchair lift. Wheelchairs that are not needed during the show will be stored safely by the front of house staff.

There is an infrared sound amplification system. To access this system, please request receiving equipment from the Box Office on the day of the show.

Induction Loop Necklace

Suitable for persons wearing a hearing aid. Whilst wearing the necklace, switch your hearing aid to the T setting.

Headset

Amplifies sound through ear-pieces similar to regular headphones. Suitable for persons without a hearing aid. There is also a hearing loop system. There are occasional signed and audio described performances. For a list of dates and shows please call the access line.

Guide, hearing and other working dogs are welcome in all parts of the theatre. If you wish to bring your guide dog, please advise the Box Office when booking your tickets so that we can organise a member of staff to take care of your dog.

Good to know

  • Some shows include special effects, e.g. strobe lighting, smoke, pyrotechnics and loud bangs.
  • Accessible toilets are located in the main foyer and front right-hand stalls.

Events at New Theatre Oxford

July 2021

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage

Tuesday 27 July to Saturday 31 July
New Theatre Oxford, 24-26 George Street
Oxford, OX1 2AG
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Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage at New Theatre Oxford

The Classic Story On Stage is the worldwide smash hit that tells the story of Baby and Johnny with heart-pounding music and sensationally sexy dancing.

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August 2021

Harris & Baker’s Backstage Pass at New Theatre Oxford

Sunday 15 August @ 7.30pm
New Theatre Oxford, 24-26 George Street
Oxford, OX1 2AG
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Harris & Baker's Backstage Pass at New Theatre Oxford

Bob Harris & Danny Baker, two of the nation’s best broadcasters, have unparalleled experience of witnessing the great names of modern music up close.

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September 2021

80s Live at New Theatre Oxford

Thursday 09 September @ 7.30pm
New Theatre Oxford, 24-26 George Street
Oxford, OX1 2AG
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80s Live at New Theatre Oxford

You may have heard of throwback Thursday, now it’s time for the ultimate throwback decade - 80s Live!

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Jon Richardson: The Knitwit at New Theatre Oxford

Friday 10 September @ 8.00pm
New Theatre Oxford, 24-26 George Street
Oxford, OX1 2AG
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Jon Richardson: The Knitwit at New Theatre Oxford

Come watch Jon as he leaves home on his first tour since the last one.

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FastLove – A Tribute to George Michael

Sunday 12 September
New Theatre Oxford, 24-26 George Street
Oxford, OX1 2AG
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FastLove - A Tribute to George Michael at New Theatre Oxford

With a brand new setlist, FastLove - The Everything She Wants Tour at New Theatre Oxford pays tribute to George Michael's incredible music and life.

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Paloma Faith at New Theatre Oxford

Thursday 16 September @ 7.00pm
New Theatre Oxford, 24-26 George Street
Oxford, OX1 2AG
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Paloma Faith at New Theatre Oxford

Come see Paloma as she emerges from lockdown with a new sense of her priorities which has seen her reconnect with her roots steeped in creativity.

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Lost In Music – One Night at the Disco

Friday 17 September @ 7.30pm
New Theatre Oxford, 24-26 George Street
Oxford, OX1 2AG
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Lost In Music - One Night at the Disco at New Theatre Oxford

Relive some of the greatest songs of all time from artists such as Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Earth, Wind & Fire, Sister Sledge and Chic.

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Mo Gilligan at New Theatre Oxford

Saturday 18 September @ 8.00pm
New Theatre Oxford, 24-26 George Street
Oxford, OX1 2AG
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Mo Gilligan at New Theatre Oxford

Mo is back with a brand-new World Tour for 2020. Expect a jam-packed high-energy show like no other!

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Adam Kay – This is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of A Junior Doctor)

Wednesday 22 September @ 8.00pm
New Theatre Oxford, 24-26 George Street
Oxford, OX1 2AG
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Adam Kay - This is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of A Junior Doctor) Live at New Theatre Oxford

Award-winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this ‘electrifying’ (Guardian) evening of stand-up and music.

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The Magic of Motown at New Theatre Oxford

Thursday 23 September @ 7.30pm
New Theatre Oxford, 24-26 George Street
Oxford, OX1 2AG
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The Magic of Motown at New Theatre Oxford

Celebrating 60 magical years of Motown, immerse yourself in the sound of a generation as The Magic of Motown returns! This is Motown at its very best.

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What’s Love Got To Do With It? A Tribute To Tina Turner

Friday 24 September @ 7.30pm
New Theatre Oxford, 24-26 George Street
Oxford, OX1 2AG
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What's Love Got To Do With It? A Tribute To Tina Turner at New Theatre Oxford

This not-to-be-missed musical experience is a joyous new show celebrating the music of one of the greatest female singers of our time - the incredible Tina Turner.

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Fisherman’s Friends at New Theatre Oxford

Saturday 25 September @ 7.30pm
New Theatre Oxford, 24-26 George Street
Oxford, OX1 2AG
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Fisherman's Friends at New Theatre Oxford

Fisherman's Friends - Britain's oldest boy band - emerge from lockdown and hit the road with their Unlocked & Unleashed tour at New Theatre Oxford.

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The Music of Zimmer Vs. Williams

Sunday 26 September @ 7.30pm
New Theatre Oxford, 24-26 George Street
Oxford, OX1 2AG
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The Music Of Zimmer Vs. Williams at New Theatre Oxford

The Music Of Zimmer Vs. Williams is an epic concert celebrating the very best scores from two of the greatest film music composers of all time.

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October 2021

Dr John Cooper Clarke at New Theatre Oxford

Saturday 30 October
New Theatre Oxford, 24-26 George Street
Oxford, OX1 2AG
Dr John Cooper Clarke Live at New Theatre, Oxford

John’s new show is a breathtaking showcase of poetry and spoken work featuring pieces from his new collection, as well as his usual musings, chat, riffs and gags.

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February 2022

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK at New Theatre Oxford

04 February 2022
New Theatre Oxford, 24-26 George Street
Oxford, OX1 2AG
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RuPaul's Drag Race UK at New Theatre Oxford

Oxford prepare yourself! Drag Royalty will Ru-Turn in 2022 for the UK’s biggest ever RuPaul tour. Join the queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK for an evening of endless eleganza extravaganza.

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The Glenn Miller Orchestra at New Theatre Oxford

13 February 2022
New Theatre Oxford, 24-26 George Street
Oxford, OX1 2AG
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The Glenn Miller Orchestra at New Theatre Oxford

The sensational Glenn Miller Orchestra swings you back in time, playing Glenn Miller’s own arrangements of favourite wartime chart-toppers and hits from the forties.

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The Addams Family at New Theatre Oxford

15 February 2022 to 19 February 2022
New Theatre Oxford, 24-26 George Street
Oxford, OX1 2AG
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The Addams Family at New Theatre Oxford

Look who's moved into the neighbourhood! Everyone's favourite kooky family are now on stage in this spectacular musical comedy.

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March 2022

Whitney – Queen of the Night at New Theatre Oxford

13 March 2022
New Theatre Oxford, 24-26 George Street
Oxford, OX1 2AG
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Whitney - Queen of the Night at New Theatre Oxford

A stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time featuring a sensational line-up of musicians and artists.

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April 2022

Jimmy Carr – Terribly Funny at New Theatre Oxford

18 April 2022
New Theatre Oxford, 24-26 George Street
Oxford, OX1 2AG
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Jimmy Carr - Terribly Funny at New Theatre Oxford

Terrible things happen in life – but the best way to cope is to make jokes about those events and not to worry about political correctness.

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Waitress the Musical Comedy at New Theatre Oxford

25 April 2022 to 30 April 2022
New Theatre Oxford, 24-26 George Street
Oxford, OX1 2AG
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Waitress the Musical Comedy at New Theatre Oxford

Experience an electrifying visual and audio journey of over two hours of non-stop hits that pays homage to the legendary Michael Jackson’s 45-year career.

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June 2022

Thriller Live at New Theatre Oxford

01 June 2022 to 04 June 2022
New Theatre Oxford, 24-26 George Street
Oxford, OX1 2AG
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Thriller Live at New Theatre Oxford

Experience an electrifying visual and audio journey of over two hours of non-stop hits that pays homage to the legendary Michael Jackson’s 45-year career.

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