Arts & Culture
Oxford Playhouse announces a further period of closure

Due to the ongoing situation concerning the Coronavirus pandemic, Oxford Playhouse is announcing a further period of closure. All performances at the Playhouse, the Burton Taylor Studio and the Shakespeare’s Globe on Tour performances at Blenheim Palace are now suspended until Monday 3 August. In addition, the performances of Russell Howard (28 – 30 August) have been rescheduled.

Louise Chantal, Director/CEO at Oxford Playhouse commented:

The first priority for all of us at the Playhouse remains the safety and well-being of our audience and staff.  We are following all the government guidelines on social distancing and hope to have a clearer idea of when we might be able to re-open soon. Meanwhile, the Playhouse team are running all our young companies and community projects online, and have launched the Playhouse At Home programme to ensure we can keep the Playhouse spirit alive until our doors open again.

The last few weeks have proved once again how much the Playhouse is part of our community, with this full online programme nourishing creativity and helping it to flourish in Oxfordshire and beyond. Over the coming weeks, we will announce further projects with a range of community partners, ensuring Oxford Playhouse continues to be a beacon for civic life and culture in the region – a role which has been so precious during its 80-year history.

People with tickets for any productions within this closure period will receive an email detailing whether the performance has been cancelled or rescheduled, and their subsequent ticket options.  Customers without an email address will be contacted by the Playhouse Ticket Office team by phone as soon as possible.

For all ticketing enquiries, bookers should please contact the Ticket Office via

During this difficult time, the Playhouse has had to place the majority of its staff on furlough in order to protect the future of the organisation. The Ticket Office is advising bookers that enquiries may take longer to process as a result of this, and are grateful for the continued support and patience shown by audience members.

Online booking remains available at for future productions.

Oxford Playhouse will continue to take advice from the Government and UK Theatre regarding future performances, and will issue further statements as appropriate.

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