The North Wall Arts Centre

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

Website

www.thenorthwall.com

E-mail

Gallery/Box Office

waltersa@thenorthwall.com

Telephone

Box office/Gallery

01865 319 450

Administration

01865 319 452

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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

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.
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Fast Track

  • 2 — 4 October 2014

The world premiere of Fast Track, a play written by Catriona Kerridge.
Characters run, cycle, walk and hurtle past each other. Strangers confess, love and judge each other. They have one thing in common: they are all stuck in a relationship - a relationship with money. They are trying to find ways to handle it: save it, steal it, exchange it, make it or get rid of it.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£12 (concessions £10)

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=fast-track

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Feral

  • 8 October 2014 8-10pm

Gripping show about rioting, combining puppetry, immersive soundscapes and multimedia technology.
The multi award-winning company Tortoise in a Nutshell build an entire world in front of the audience’s eyes. With barely a word spoken, Joe looks back at his childhood home and traces its journey from idyllic seaside town to community gripped by anarchy.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£13 (concessions £11)

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=tortoise-nutshell

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Delia Darlings

  • 9 October 2014 7:30-9:30pm

Honouring the fascinating work and life of pioneering electrical composer Delia Derbyshire best known for her original 1963 theme for Dr. Who.
The evening will also feature an immersive audio-visual collage of the archive, a screening of award-winning documentary ‘the Delian Mode’ by Kara Blake, and performances of last year’s acclaimed commissions from Caro C (experimental electronics) and Ailís Ní Ríain (contemporary classical/free jazz).

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£14 (concessions £10)

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=ocm-delia-darlings

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Stowaway

  • 11 October 2014 8-10pm

Stowaway details an extraordinary journey in search of an impossible future.
Stowaway is a story about a man from India who finds himself far from home and adrift from everything he knows. He hides in the wheel arch of a commercial airliner bound for the UK, in a bid to change his life.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£13 (concessions £11)

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=analogue-stowaway

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Blind

  • 14 October 2014 8-10pm

UK beat-boxing champion Grace Savage explores what young people are hearing in the world today
A beat-boxing theatre show unlike any other; UK beat-boxing champion Grace Savage explores what young people are hearing in the world today, from motherly advice to what we learn in the school playground and the music charts. An interrogation into the influences on young people today, this energetic and powerful show will have you on the edge of your seat.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£13 (concessions £11)

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=paper-birds-blind

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Cuckooed

  • 15 — 16 October 2014 8-10pm

Mark Thomas tells the true story of how Britain’s biggest arms manufacturer came to spy on a comedian.
As usual plenty of laughs, some weird characters, probably a tear or two and the vague possibility that Mark might get beaten up in the making of it as he tries to find out if he wants revenge or if he can forgive a friend.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£15 (concessions £12)

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=cuckooed-markthomas

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The Jungle Book

  • 19 October 2014 2-3pm

Fearless and free, Mowgli the ‘man-cub,’ finds fun and friendship as he learns to live by the Law of the Jungle. Mowgli's wild adventures in the dangerous world he inhabits are brought to life with inventive shadow theatre, powerful original music and colourful digital projections. Indigo Moon Theatre brings you a story inspired by the poetry & spirit of Rudyard Kipling's original books.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£7

Website

http://www.thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=jungle-book

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Our Fathers

  • 25 October 2014 8-10pm

Award-winning ensemble Babakas present a moving and funny journey through fatherhood past and present.
Three performers share their own real-life stories. Mike has received an email asking him to be a surrogate father for a woman he has never met. Bert’s evangelical father believes dance is to blame for his son’s sexuality. Meanwhile Sofia needs to find a man before it’s too late, but her dad keeps getting in the middle.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£13, (concessions £11)

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=our-fathers-babakas

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An Instinct For Kindness

  • 28 October 2014 8-10pm

The haunting, human story of a woman making the ultimate decision about her own life.
This extraordinary solo performance has been acclaimed by press and public alike. With the contentious issue of assisted suicide currently being debated in parliament, this is an urgently relevant piece of theatre.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£13 (concessions £11)

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=instinct-for-kindnes

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Breathe

  • 1 November 2014 6:30-8:30pm, 9-11pm

Thought provoking and playful, Breathe looks at the complex, fundamental process of breathing through the lenses of science, medicine, and literature.
Orlando Gough has developed Breathe through dialogue with staff and patients in the Churchill Hospital Respiratory Medicine department. Breathe forms part of the Breath Festival of talks and events which will take place on 1 November.

Admission

£14 (concessions £10)

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=ocm-breathe

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Johnny Got His Gun

  • 5 November 2014 8-10pm

One young man’s fight for life, the extraordinary strength of the human spirit, and the sacrifices the military asks of those who serve it.
When the call came, idealistic Joe Bonham eagerly volunteered for the trenches of World War One. But as he wakes in a strange world and attempts to piece back together the fragments of his past, he realises he has paid a price he never expected.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£13 (concessions £11)

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=metal-rabbit

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Dare to Sea

  • 7 November 2014 1:30-2:30pm, 6:30-7:30pm

A magical journey for children and adults, Dare to Sea is a Franco-British collaboration bringing together dancers, circus and visual artists.
On the beach the man hesitates and dithers - he is afraid of water. Yet the woman who was beside him a split-second ago has just dived among the folds of the waves...
Overcoming his fear, he plunges in and dances with the storm, discovering what is under the surface: a new world teeming with wild fish, juggling mermaids and dark creatures in the abyss…

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+
  • Any age

Admission

£10 (concessions £7)

Website

http://www.thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=dare-to-sea

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Ivo Neame’s Escape Hatch

  • 8 November 2014 8-10pm

Escape Hatch combines compositions by both Neame and di Biase, with influences from Messaien nestled alongside polyrhythmic structures reminiscent of Vijay Iyer’s joyful intensity
Ivo Neame is joined by Italian double bass virtuoso Andrea di Biase and drummer of the moment Dave Hamblett, plus, as special guest on saxophone, Julian Argüelles of Loose Tubes.

Admission

£14 (concessions £10)

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=ocm-ivo-neame

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Chris Wood: None The Wiser

  • 27 November 2014 8-10pm

Songwriter of the Year – Spiral Earth Awards 2014
Chris Wood presents songs from None The Wiser, a fourth solo album released in Summer 2013. With humble hymns and sweeping statements from Alzheimer’s to William Blake, Wood lovingly takes the pulse of his homeland in what could be his best album yet.

Admission

£13 (concessions £11)

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=none-the-wiser

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Grounded

  • 29 November 2014 8-10pm

Grounded is a gripping new play that challenges our assumptions about war, family, and what it is to be a woman.
She’s a hot-rod F16 fighter pilot. She’s pregnant. Her career in the sky is over. Now, she sits in a trailer in Las Vegas flying remote-controlled drones over the Middle East. She struggles through surreal 12-hour shifts far from the battlefield, hunting terrorists by day and being a wife and mother by night.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£13 (concessions £11)

Website

http://thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=grounded-thegate

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