New Theatre Oxford

  • Capacity: 1785
  • Meeting Rooms: 5
  • Location: Oxford

The New Theatre was opened in 1934 and boasts a traditional auditorium space, with additional break-out spaces available in recently refurbished bar areas.

Every year, thousands of people flock through the doors of the New Theatre Oxford to see the best names from the world of theatre, music, opera, dance, comedy and more. The venue is not just about star names though, set in the heart of Oxford city centre it is the ideal location for conferences, meetings and private parties with room sizes to suit all.


The main auditorium has a traditional theatre layout and seats 1,785. It has an art deco theme and is the perfect location for larger scale events.

The Piano Bar can be set up as a meeting space, presentation area or drinks reception. There is a piano, as well as a professional sound system. Staging can be set up in this area if required.

The Ambassador Lounge provides a luxurious private space for up to 24 people, and is most suitable for drinks receptions, but can also serve as an informal meeting space.

Situated in the balcony, the Wonder Bar is an Alice in Wonderland themed space ideal for drinks receptions (capacity up to 40 people). It is also suitable as an informal meeting room space or breakout area.

Venue staff will be on hand throughout the process – from enquiry to the close of your event – to ensure you have everything you need and that all runs smoothly.

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Available Rooms & Layouts

Room Available layouts & capacity More details
Main Auditorium
Theatre: 1,785 guests
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Wonder Bar
Reception: 40 guests
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Piano Bar
Theatre: 80 guests
Cabaret: 60 guests
Reception: 100 guests
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Ambassador Lounge
Standing: 35 guests
Classroom: 24 guests
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