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New Theatre Oxford

Like going to the theatre but want to avoid taking your car?

Fear not! We've partnered with Oxford New Theatre to tell you all you need to know on how to get there by bus and with great value tickets, that's even more reason to treat yourself to an interval drink! 

Whether you're coming from Bicester, Banbury, Woodstock, Eynsham or Witney, we have routes all over the county, and from London, to keep you connected and get you home after your theatre outing.


Travelling as a group?

No problem, we have flexible ticketing options to ensure you get the best value fare for your journey. 

Try our fare finder.


Which bus should I take?

From Bicester and Gosford, take the S5

The S5 service runs up to every 15 minutes Mondays to Saturdays and up to every 30 minutes on Sundays

It stops on Magdalen Street, stop C4, which is just around the corner from the New Theatre (on George Street)


From Banbury and Deddington, take the S4

The S4 services runs up to every 30 minutes Mondays to Saturdays, and 4 times a day on Sundays

It also stops on Magdalen Street, stop C4, which is just around the corner from the New Theatre (on George Street)


From Chipping Norton, Charlbury and Woodstock, take the S3

The S3 service runs up to every 20 minutes Mondays to Fridays, and up to every 30 minutes on Saturdays and Sundays

It stops on George Street, stop A5, right outside the New Theatre. For your return trip, you can catch the bus from Gloucester Green bus station, bay 8, a short walk from the Theatre.


From Carterton, Witney and Eynsham, take the S1 or S2

The S1 service runs up to every 15 minutes Mondays to Saturdays and up to every 20 minutes on Sundays

It stops on George Street, stop B2 and you can catch it back from stop A3 on George Street, just outside the Theatre doors.

The S2 service runs a less frequent service, up to every 30 minutes Mondays to Saturdays, with no Sunday service.

It drops off and picks up at Gloucester Green bus station, bay 8, which is a short walk from the Theatre.


From central London, Hillingdon and Lewknor, take the Oxford Tube

The Oxford Tube runs 24 hours a day between Oxford and London, with departures up to every 10 minutes.

It stops in Gloucester Green bus station, which is just round the corner from Oxford New Theatre.


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The Rocky Horror Show

Rocky Horror Show New Theatre Oxford

Catch the bus to the  world's favourite rock 'n' roll cult classic.

On at the New Theatre from the 13th to the 31st December. 

Book tickets now

Upcoming Shows in 2016

  • Ghost 1st - 5th November
  • The Shawshank Redemption 7th - 12th November
  • The Rocky Horror Show 13th - 31st December


To see full listings and to book tickets go to the New Theatre website where you can also learn of corporate entertainment packages and opportunities. 

 

Rocky horror show on stage images

The history of the New Theatre Oxford

There's been a New Theatre in Oxford since 1833, and this New Theatre opened in 1934 - the story of the venue is worthy of appearing on its own stage - it's got mystery, tragedy, comedy and triumph. Oxford's stories thread through it and the town's great names and families can all be found in its misty history.

The history of the building we know and love today goes back to 1908, when the venue was taken over by Charles Dorrill.

He started with refurbishment, and the theatre was closed for six months. When it reopened it was obviously popular, surviving the arrival of the cinemas which first appeared in Oxford in 1910. 

In 1913 Charles died. He was only 51, and his son Stanley was 17. But Stanley had a vision. He declared his theatre would be "the most luxurious and comfortable house of entertainment in England". 

In 1933 the building was demolished, and work started on Stanley's new design. In just a year and a day it was opening its doors again, an incredible feat of co-ordination and hard work, and one it's hard to imagine matching today! The souvenir brochure describing the work shows just how much research Stanley Dorrill had done. He knew all about the latest techniques and advancements in theatre design. The new theatre had double the stage width and nearly twice the audience capacity from its predecessor. There was even a revolving stage. 

The theatre now continues much as it always had. Instead of the music hall acts there are West End musicals, top names from the worlds of music and comedy as well as dance and community shows. 

It's seen a lot of change, this theatre: in culture, inside, and in its surroundings. Not a single building that stood in George Street in 1861 is still there. It won’t be the only change though, improvements are always being made at the venue both for audiences and visiting companies – such as the new seating in the stalls. 

One thing is for certain though, the New Theatre will continue to draw together the threads of the University, town and visitors' stories and, most importantly, to entertain us.