Culture in Oxford - our favourites
Top 5 cultural venues and events in the area
A tour of the historic Oxford Castle is made all the more enjoyable when there’s a delicious meal to follow it. A variety of restaurants offer everything from tapas to Italian. Throughout the summer a series of plays are performed in the grounds by the Creation Theatre Company. In the winter there is a small ice rink.
|St Giles Fair
Evolved from a 17th-century parish wake, St Giles fair is a yearly spectacle in the centre of Oxford. Every September excitement grows as bigger and better rides are added to the substantial collection of fairground attractions.
The Story Museum, situated in the centre of Oxford, was formed to celebrate childrens stories and share enjopyable ways for young people to learn through stories as they grow. Until the musuem is fully opened later this year it will be running exhibitions and a range of events and talks in several of its renovated rooms.
|The Oxford Playhouse
Hosting a rich programme of classic and contemporary drama, dance, opera and children’s theatre. It is a key date on the touring circuit, allowing you the opportunity to see many plays before they open in London, and is increasingly producing and commissioning new work.
Despite supremely uncomfortable seating, the University-owned Sheldonian Theatre, Holywell Music Room and Jacqueline du Pré Music Building are musts for classical music lovers. They present all types of concert from a solo recital to the massed ranks of the Oxford Bach Choir, playing everything from Mozart to Gerald Barry.