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New Theatre Oxford

New Theatre Oxford
24-26 George Street
Oxford
OX1 2AG

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 rundown 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.

What’s on

Lost In Music – One Night at the Disco

New Theatre Oxford 24-26 George Street, 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.

From £29.00

SING-ALONG-A-GARETH

New Theatre Oxford 24-26 George Street, Oxford

Join Gareth together with his band and a group of stellar singers as he guides you through an evening of song.

From £29.65

Makropulos by Welsh National Opera

New Theatre Oxford 24-26 George Street, Oxford

Prepare to be engrossed in one of opera’s most thrilling mysteries as The Makropulos Affair leads us on a journey to reveal the real identity of this intriguing woman.

From £13.00

Fairytale of New York

New Theatre Oxford 24-26 George Street, Oxford

After a phenomenal sell-out debut tour, Fairytale of New York is back with an even bigger production for 2022. It’s the ultimate feel-good Irish-inspired Christmas show.

From £25.00

Shen Yun

New Theatre Oxford 24-26 George Street, Oxford

Take a multi-dimensional, inspiring journey through one of humanity’s greatest treasures – the five millennia of traditional Chinese culture.

From £67.00

Coppelia by Varna International Ballet

New Theatre Oxford 24-26 George Street, Oxford

Every toy has a story, especially in this charming comedy of errors, a witty combination of antics and abracadabra, set in a doll maker’s workshop.

From £13.00

Giselle by Varna International Ballet

New Theatre Oxford 24-26 George Street, Oxford

The most poignant of all classical ballets is filled with dramatic passion in a chilling and heart-rending tale of love, treachery and forgiveness from beyond the grave.

From £13.00

The Nutcracker by Varna International Ballet

New Theatre Oxford 24-26 George Street, Oxford

This most famous fantasy ballet for all the family begins as night falls on Christmas Eve. And when midnight strikes, we are swept away to a fairy-tale world where nothing is quite as it seems.

From £13.00

Luther – Luther Vandross Celebration

New Theatre Oxford 24-26 George Street, Oxford

The world’s premier show in celebration of ‘The Velvet Voice’. Experience all the hits from his amazing career, culminating over 40 million album sales and eight Grammy awards.

From £23.50

About Dara Ó Briain: So, Where Were We?

New Theatre Oxford 24-26 George Street, Oxford

In his new show So, Where Were We?, Dara will hardly mention the last year and a half because, Jesus, who wants to hear about that.

From £27.40

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

New Theatre Oxford 24-26 George Street, Oxford

Embark on a thrilling night of adventure with a brand-new collection of short films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour.

From £16.00

Belinda Carlisle

New Theatre Oxford 24-26 George Street, Oxford

Following the unfortunate COVID-induced postponement of Belinda’s tour in 2021, the organisers now have all the rescheduled shows firmly in place.

From £29.40

Jon Richardson: The Knitwit

New Theatre Oxford 24-26 George Street, Oxford

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

From £27.40

Queen Extravaganza

New Theatre Oxford 24-26 George Street, Oxford

Queen Extravaganza, the official Queen tribute band produced by Roger Taylor and Brian May, comes to New Theatre Oxford in February 2023, following sell-out shows across the UK.

From £22.90

Daniel Howell: We Are All Doomed

New Theatre Oxford 24-26 George Street, Oxford

Daniel Howell is back, as stressed and depressingly dressed as ever, with his epic new solo comedy stage show “We’re All Doomed!”.

From £47.15

Dean Z – The Ultimate Elvis

New Theatre Oxford 24-26 George Street, Oxford

Direct from the USA, Dean Z – The Ultimate Elvis is a musical journey spanning the 20-year career of the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll”

From £30.25

Calling Planet Earth

New Theatre Oxford 24-26 George Street, Oxford

A new romantic symphony that goes on a journey through one of the greatest musical eras of all time – The Electrifying 80s.

From £13.00

Whitney – Queen of the Night

New Theatre Oxford 24-26 George Street, 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.

From £29.65

Sing-a-Long-a Encanto

New Theatre Oxford 24-26 George Street, Oxford

Gather la Familia! It’s time to celebrate something truly Magical with a screening of the movie Sing-a-Long-a Encanto.

From £17.50

The Music of Lord of the Rings and Beyond

New Theatre Oxford 24-26 George Street, Oxford

Experience epic and inspirational music from Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Game of Thrones and beyond.

From £27.50

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