Top 5 performances to see this December in Oxford

Nov 28 2017

Thinking of visiting the theatre this December in Oxford or looking for that perfect Christmas show? From pantomimes to critically acclaimed shows, we have listed our top 5 picks below which includes something for everyone to enjoy!


1. War Horse at New Theatre Oxford

13th December to 6th January: Following 8 record-record breaking years in London’s West End and having played in 11 countries around the world to over 7 million people, the National Theatre’s acclaimed play War Horse, an unforgettable theatrical event which takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France, is coming to Oxford. Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness.

Find Out More


2. Creation Theatre: A Christmas Carol at The North Wall Arts Centre

2nd December to 6th January: With misers, music, Marley’s ghost and all sorts of Creation Theatre Company twists, A Christmas Carol at The North Wall Arts Centre December 2nd – January 6th will be a show unlike any other!

Find Out More


3. Working Christmas at The Old Fire Station

6th to 23rd December: In this city, you can be next-door neighbours, but live in totally different worlds. Stuffed full of love, songs and silliness, this is a sparkling new Christmas play for grown-ups, created especially for Oxford.

Find Out More


4. Jack and the Beanstalk at Oxford Playhouse

24th November to 7th January: FEE-FI-FO-FUM, I smell lots of panto fun! Book now for Oxford’s most GIGANTIC panto yet! Join Jack on the adventure of a lifetime as he outwits the giant and is reunited with his childhood sweetheart Jill… all with a little help from his friends… and you, of course!

Find Out More


5. Jingle’s Magic Sleigh at The Story Museum

12th December to the 2nd January: This Christmas, The Story Museum invites you on a musical sleigh ride through story, with its festive show. Come and hear what stories and songs Jingle gives Santa to cheer him up and help get him back to his Christmas post at 11.30am and 2 pm.

Find Out More


Want to experience a magical Christmas in Oxfordshire? See our 25 Days of Christmas in Oxfordshire page with our top picks of events in the county! Don’t forget to share your visit on social media using #ChristmasInOx.