Theatre and Nightlife
You'll be spoilt for choice when planning an evening out in Oxford and Oxfordshire. Make sure to check our what's on section.
Oxford itself has a whole range of things to do. There are big-name shows at the New Theatre, plays at the Oxford Playhouse, smaller productions at the intimate Burton Taylor Studio, comedy at The Glee Club and international music and dance at the Pegasus Theatre.
If you are in the mood for some contemporary fringe theatre & new writing, comedy shows, music gigs and kids’ theatre, have a look at The North Wall Arts Centre. The summer months bring outdoor productions in college gardens and venues ranging from the Said Business School's amphitheatre to a former prison yard.
Central Oxford is brightly lit and buzzing at night; restaurants are busy, several hosting jazz. Nightclubs, unnoticed during the day, come alive at night, most catering for a spectrum of musical tastes and age groups on different nights of the week. Exploring the Cowley Road is an experience in itself - another world - where the two principal music venues for gigs in Oxford are located - the Regal and O2 Academy.
If you are looking for a good laugh there is live stand-up comedy every Saturday night at Oxford's new comedy club.
Rural Oxfordshire has its own nightlife - often centred round the village pub or hall.
Chipping Norton have their own delightful theatre, with live productions, films and events for children.
To visit the Unicorn Theatre at Abingdon, in an ancient part of the Abbey, once so dilapidated it was almost completely ruined, is a memorable experience in itself.
There are cinemas in almost every Oxfordshire town - some with multi screens showing the latest releases.
Or you can just sit outside a café or one of Oxfordshire's many picturesque ancient pubs and enjoy the food and ambience.