The North Wall Arts Centre

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The North Wall Arts Centre is Oxford's newest performing and visual arts venue; we specialise in theatre and performance from dynamic, contemporary theatre companies and artists - shows that challenge and entertain. Our gallery offers a modern, light filled space for artists to show their work.
The North Wall has full disabled access.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Gallery hours: 11am - 4pm Monday - Saturday
Box office Mon - Fri 10am - 4pm, or until curtain up on performance days

Admission charges

Gallery exhibitions: Free

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Out of Hours

Oxfordshire Art Weeks 2015 - ‘Out of Hours’

  • 2 — 22 May 2015 *on now

A collection of current work from the Art department staff of St. Edward’s School Oxford. An exciting mix of disciplines from ceramics to painting, and subject matter from figurative to conceptual.

Website

http://www.thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=out-of-hours

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Nanook of the North

Pitt Rivers Museum AfterHours and OCM present -Nanook of the North – A Live Soundtrack - Performed by Dead Rat Orchestra

  • 9 May 2015 7:30-10pm

One of the UK’s most innovative ensembles, melding heart-rending improvisation with gritty folk and roots music, Dead Rat Orchestra present their own live soundtrack to the classic, and possibly first ever, feature length documentary Nanook of the North.

Admission

£14 (concessions £10)

Website

http://www.thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=dead-rat-orchestra

TES

TES - by Steve Larkin

  • 14 May 2015 8-10pm

TES is a contemporary theatrical adaptation of Thomas Hardy's celebrated novel Tess of the D'Urbervilles in which the tragic heroine is reinvented for the 21st century as a teenage boy from a Newcastle council estate who is found to be descended from a famous Romantic poet.

Admission

£13 (concessions £11)

Website

http://www.thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=tes-steve-larkin

Every Brilliant Thing

Paines Plough and Pentabus present Every Brilliant Thing

  • 18 May 2015 8-10pm

You're six years old. Mum's in hospital. Dad says she's 'done something stupid'. She finds it hard to be happy. A new play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£13 (concessions £11)

Website

http://www.thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=brilliant-thing

Mess

Caroline Horton and China Plate present - Caroline Horton’s Mess

  • 21 May 2015 8-10pm

Josephine is putting on a play - Boris and Sistahl help. It's about anorexia. But don’t let that put you off. Unflinchingly they confront big issues (and extremely tiny ones). Today they will tackle a particularly thin elephant in the room.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£13 (concessions £11)

Website

http://www.thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=mess-caroline-horton

John Hegley

So Comedy presents - John Hegley: New and Selected Potatoes

  • 23 May 2015 8-10pm

The UK’s favourite performance poet, comedian and musician hits the road, mandolin in hand, with a performance of pieces new and older, sung, spoken and awoken with dance: meditations upon family, celery and happier Daleks. Light and lyrical. Deep and daft. Come and sing.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£13 (concessions £11)

Website

http://www.thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=john-hegley

Flyaway Katie

Long Nose Puppets present - Flyaway Katie

  • 30 May 2015 11am-12pm, 2-3pm

Katie is all alone and feeling grey. The birds in the picture on her wall look so colourful - if only Katie could be as bright as them, who knows what might happen?
Bursting with colour, movement and surprises, Flyaway Katie is an inspiring flight of fancy about the power of imagination.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6

Admission

£7

Website

http://www.thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=flyaway-katie

Zennor

Zennor

  • 3 — 5 June 2015

Written by Lamorna Ash
Directed by Sammy Glover
“When you lose someone, you write a charm in a bottle, drop it in the sea and it will find a way to your lost soul... the charm lets them find their way home, so they say.”
Jen’s mother is dying; she returns home to Cornwall, a world full of folk tales, mermaids, uncertainty and drift. On the wild coast where her childhood happened she finds Matthew, the boyfriend she left behind, who has been staring into the sea for so long that the sea has started staring back into him.
Lamorna Ash’s magical and haunting debut play is an exploration of the oil slicks laid over our histories, the sources and centres of our lives. Zennor was developed at The North Wall during the TheatreCraft residency at Easter 2015.

Admission

£12, £9 conc

Website

http://www.thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=knack-knead-zennor

Julia Biel

Julia Biel

  • 6 June 2015 8-10pm

Award-winning singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Julia Biel is blazing a trail on the British music scene blending vocals reminiscent of the greats of jazz's golden age with a poetic yet conversational lyrical style and a uniquely sharp perspective on contemporary life and love.

Admission

£13 (concessions £11)

Website

http://www.thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=julia-biel

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

  • 11 April — 11 June 2015 *on now
  • 13 April — 11 June 2015 *on now
  • 10 — 13 June 2015

Oxford School of Drama

Wednesday 10th June to Saturday 13th June 2015
7.30pm, Thurs & Sat 2pm matinee

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Paul Hart

“Let slip the dogs of war”

A compelling production of Shakespeare’s great political thriller.
When Caesar returns to Rome from the wars a virtual dictator, Cassius and Brutus resolve that his ambition must be curbed. But even if their conspiracy is successful can they survive its consequences?
Julius Caesar is a great opportunity to see emerging talent from one of the UK’s top drama schools. Recent graduates of the School have had leading roles in BBC’s Wolf Hall, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in the West End, RSC’s Oppenheimer, feature film Kingsman: The Secret Service, BBC’s The Musketeers and ITV’s Emmerdale.
“The Oxford School of Drama is in the top rank of British drama schools.” Nicholas Hytner, Artistic Director, National Theatre
Paul Hart has directed productions for the Donmar Warehouse, Propeller and National Theatre. His recent production of The Tempest at the Watermill Theatre, Newbury was “a truly magical experience” (The Oxford Times).

Admission

£13, £11 conc

Website

http://www.thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=osd-julius-caesar

Tony & Mike

Tom Frankland & Laura Mugridge present -Tony & Mike

  • 20 June 2015 11am-12pm, 2-3pm

Tony the Owl lives in the countryside. He’s really happy in his little garden until Joe and Charlotte turn up and ruin his peace and quiet. To make matters worse, they’ve bought Mike the Squirrel with them.
He’s loud, he’s cheeky and he likes to party.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6

Admission

£7

Website

http://www.thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=tony-and-mike

The North Wall Arts Centre
South Parade
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX2 7NN
England

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Website

www.thenorthwall.com

E-mail

Gallery/Box Office

waltersa@thenorthwall.com

Telephone

Box office/Gallery

01865 319 450

Administration

01865 319 452

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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