What’s on in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this March

Inner Space - Group Exhibition at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford / What’s on in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this March

What’s on in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this March

Hello and welcome to your invaluable guide to the best events, exhibitions and things to do throughout March 2022 in Oxford and across Oxfordshire.

Welcome spring and the end of a self-imposed Netflix hibernation. Darkness and freezing temperatures are now behind us, and we’ve a range of fantastic events right here on our doorstep - from exhibitions to musicals, shows and attractions - to keep us entertained throughout the month.

As you very well know, this is a curated list of the top things to do in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this March. Do take a look at the What’s on section of the website where you’ll find a full list of events in Oxford and across Oxfordshire as well as unmissable events beyond the county that would make for a great day out.

And be sure to look out for the 2-for-1 ticket offers available to National Lottery players through the 'Love Your Local Theatre' scheme. The campaign, run by UK Theatre and made possible by the support of The National Lottery, is providing up to £2 million to subsidise an estimated 150,000 tickets nationwide.

National Lottery players are being offered the chance to buy one ticket and get another free for participating shows as a thank you for the £30 million they raise every week for Good Causes, including support for the performing arts and theatres during the pandemic.

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Pissarro - Father of Impressionism at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Pissarro – Father of Impressionism

Until 12 June
Ashmolean Museum

Camille Pissarro (1830–1903) is one of the most celebrated artists of 19th-century France. This major exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum draws on works from the Ashmolean’s collections as well as international loans and spans Pissarro’s entire career.

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Noël Coward’s Private Lives

Noël Coward’s Private Lives

01 to 05 March
Oxford Playhouse

Noël Coward’s gloriously entertaining Private Lives at Oxford Playhouse, starring Patricia Hodge and Nigel Havers, is the inaugural show from The Nigel Havers Theatre Company, which will be touring the country with a wonderful line-up of theatrical gems.

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Mark Harrison Band

Mark Harrison Band

03 March
The Theatre Chipping Norton

Acclaimed national touring artist (and now Chipping Norton resident) Mark Harrison brings his unique music and band to his local theatre. With his unique and acclaimed rhythm section, he is widely considered one of the most original and interesting artists around.

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The Duran Duran Experience

The Duran Duran Experience

04 March
The Theatre Chipping Norton

The Duran Duran Experience has been established as the premier Duran Duran tribute band in the UK since 2012 and has performed at a number of pro venues across the country, including the prestigious Concord Club (Eastleigh), The Diamond (Mansfield), The Neon (Newport) and The Fleece (Bristol).

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Black Is The Color Of My Voice

Black Is The Color Of My Voice

05 March
The Theatre Chipping Norton

Inspired by the life of Nina Simone, Black Is The Color Of My Voice follows a successful jazz singer and civil rights activist seeking redemption after the untimely death of her father - reflecting on the journey that took her from a young piano prodigy to renowned jazz vocalist.

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Inner Space - Group Exhibition at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford / What’s on in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this March

Inner Space – Group Exhibition

05 to 26 March
Sarah Wiseman Gallery

With our domestic lives taking so much more precedence in the last two years, our thoughts have come to focus on the importance of our most intimate surroundings. Inner Space is a group exhibition of artists exploring a variety of interior spaces that are domestic, more opulent or imaginary.

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Friends! The Musical Parody at New Theatre Oxford

Friends! The Musical Parody

09 March
New Theatre Oxford

Friends! The Musical Parody celebrates and pokes fun at the wacky misadventures of the group of 20-something pals we love from the hit TV show as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life, and love in 1990’s Manhattan. You’ll laugh! You’ll cry! You’ll Unagi.

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Drag Queen Story Hour UK

Drag Queen Story Hour UK

12 March & 02 April
The Theatre Chipping Norton

Drag Queen Story Hour UK wants to show the world that being different is not a bad thing and will engage your child’s creativity and love for reading stories by giving them a brand new, positive experience, one page at a time... all the while learning and communicating.

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Infinite Ways Home

Infinite Ways Home

14 March
Oxford Playhouse

Performed by critically acclaimed choreographer Richard Chappell’s extraordinary ensemble of dancers, Infinite Ways Home is a multisensory production that explores ritual, rave and human connection - in a mesmerising feast of colour and pulsating sound.

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James Morrison live at New Theatre Oxford

James Morrison live

15 March
New Theatre Oxford

Featuring his five unforgettable Top 10 hits (‘You Give Me Something’, ‘Wonderful World’, ‘You Make It Real’, ‘Broken Strings’ and ‘I Won’t Let You Go’) together with a selection of fan favourites, the tour represents a life-affirming celebration of a remarkable career that has spanned 15 years.

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BLKDOG at Oxford Playhouse

BLKDOG

16 & 17 March
Oxford Playhouse

BLKDOG is Botis Seva’s beautifully brutal commentary on how the youth of today are coping in a world not built for them. In an emotionally charged Hip Hop dance performance, BLKDOG reveals the vicious connection of how self-discovery leads to self-destruction.

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CRIMES, CAMERA, ACTION!

CRIMES, CAMERA, ACTION!

16 to 18 March
The Theatre Chipping Norton

The multi-award-winning New Old Friends are touring once again with the latest hilarious show in their hugely popular ‘Crimes…’ series of comedy thrillers.
Crimes, Camera, Action whisks the audience to golden-era Hollywood and introduces a new lead detective, a world-weary, hard-boiled private-eye in the mould of Humphrey Bogart: meet Stan Shakespeare.

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Hot pulsing beats, seductive choreography and passion that will take your breath away. With live Latin musicians and a dynamic dance ensemble, get ready for a captivating dance experience you strictly won’t want to miss. It’s the hottest ticket in town.

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The Guilty Feminist: Live

The Guilty Feminist: Live

20 March
New Theatre Oxford

Less of a podcast and more of a global phenomenon, The Guilty Feminist is part comedy, part deep-dive discussion and part activism. With over 95 million downloads in six years, this is the show that proves you don’t have to be perfect to be a force for meaningful change.

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OX5 RUN at Blenheim Palace

2022 OX5 RUN at Blenheim Palace

20 March
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock

Back for 2022 - a five mile fun run around the grounds of the Palace, raising funds for the Oxford Children's Hospital. It’s the biggest annual fundraiser for the hospital, which looks after thousands of children from across the county and beyond.

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Private Peaceful

Private Peaceful

23 to 26 March
Oxford Playhouse

Set against the epic backdrop of WW1, we join 18-year-old Private Tommo Peaceful in the trenches as he takes us on a deeply moving journey through his most cherished memories and tells his story of camaraderie, courage, devotion, family and friendship.

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Dear Zoo Live at Chipping Norton Theatre

Dear Zoo Live on Stage at The Theatre Chipping Norton

24 to 26 March
The Theatre Chipping Norton

After a successful debut tour, Dear Zoo, the timeless children’s classic book returns to the stage in 2022. This live production of Rod Campbell’s best-selling lift the flap book, first published in 1982, will delight all those who have read it (both young and old).

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Oxford Literary Festival 2021

Oxford Literary Festival 2022

25 March to 03 April
Sheldonian Theatre

The Oxford Literary Festival is a world-class literary event that brings together leading authors and public figures in a magnificent setting in the central university area of Oxford each year.

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Join Craig as he talks about his life from Australia to the West End to Strictly, reveals a wealth of backstage gossip with his trademark wit and candour, and gives a very special performance of some of the music which has been the soundtrack to his career.

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Dylan Moran at New Theatre Oxford

Dylan Moran

30 March
New Theatre Oxford

We Got This is the brand new show from BAFTA and Perrier award-winning comedian Dylan Moran. It promises to be a joyously furious romp through the frustration and folly of modern-day life. Enjoy the fruits of hurtling cognitive decline and so much more.

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