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North Wall Arts Centre

South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7JN United Kingdom
01865 319450 www.thenorthwall.com

The North Wall is an arts centre with a vibrant public programme of live music, theatre and dance. The programme places an emphasis on new and innovative work, offering an alternative to the mainstream.

The venue is based on the campus of St. Edward’s School in the heart of Summertown. Built on the site of a Victorian swimming pool, the site was converted by leading architects Haworth Tompkins, winning several architectural awards, and opened in 2007.

The arts centre offers a 200-seat theatre space as well as a public art gallery. Exhibitions change every three weeks, and admission is free.

Family Activities

The North Wall Arts Centre offers children’s performances once a month, as well as family-friendly workshops alongside these shows. Examples of previous workshops are: shadow puppetry, origami, Noise Band and pop-up book making.

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm
Saturday 12pm – 4pm
Closed Sundays & Bank Holidays

Tickets

Gallery – Admission Free
Tickets for performances: from £6 – £16

Facilities

Family friendly

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April 2019

St Edward’s Art Department: 395

April 25 - May 3
North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7JN United Kingdom
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Free

395 is an exciting new collaboration from the Art department at St Edward’s School. The Art staff who consist of Adam Hahn, Nick Permain, Lorraine Turley, Jane Bowen, Peter Lloyd-Jones, Phil Jolley, Sharon Keen and Richard Siddons are all practicing artists and will exhibit their latest work. This exhibition will vary in both subject and media ranging from paintings of interiors, portraits, ceramics, textiles and print, highlighting the extraordinary skills of these artists and the breadth of technical abilities they…

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May 2019

Electrolyte

May 2 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on May 3, 2019 at 8:00pm

North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7JN United Kingdom
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£14 - £16
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‘We are a blip. A speck of dust. To be wiped off the face of time like you might a bike chain’s rust. But to each of us, we are everything’ Electrolyte is a multi-award-winning piece of gig theatre that powerfully explores mental health for a contemporary audience. Written in spoken word poetry and underscored by original music, this explosive production is performed by six multi-instrumentalists who seamlessly integrate live music with expert storytelling. Electrolyte is the winner of the Mental Health…

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Touching the Earth

May 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until June 1, 2019

North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7JN United Kingdom
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Free

Addy Gardner and Martin Smith, each distinct in their practice and chosen medium, share a love of the core elements, expressing through landscape and nature, the essence of their subject. Treading a fine line between figuration and abstraction, Addy Gardner invites the viewer to journey between an earthly landscape and a canvas of dreams. Her paintings aspire to ‘Peak Experience’ where the viewer releases their sense of self to a sense of oneness within nature. Gardner commands an ability to…

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Kendal Mountain Festival

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7JN United Kingdom
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£11 - £19

Calling all adventure lovers! The award winning Kendal Mountain Festival is back on the road with its UK Tour. Join us at The North Wall on 8th May 2019 for a one-of-a-kind evening celebrating exploration of some of the wildest places on earth. We’ll be joined by Ben Saunders – one of the world’s leading polar explorers, and a record-breaking long-distance skier who has covered more than 6,000km (3,700 miles) on foot in the Polar Regions since 2001. In January…

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National Theatre Connections

May 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Times vary
North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7JN United Kingdom
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£2 - £4

The National Theatre Connections festival is a celebration of young people, theatre-making and the importance of access to the arts. Each year the National Theatre commissions ten new plays for young people to perform, bringing together some of the UK’s most exciting writers with the theatre-makers of tomorrow. 300 youth theatre companies and over 6,000 young people from every corner of the UK are producing a Connections play this year. To The North Wall, we’ll be welcoming eight young companies:…

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Fara

May 15 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7JN United Kingdom
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£14 - £16
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Following their debut release Cross the Line in 2016, Orcadian folk Quartet FARA are touring the UK with material from their second album, Times from Times Fall. Comprised entirely of self-penned songs and instrumental tracks, FARA will celebrate the community which inspired them to become musicians. An album rooted in the spirit of the Orkney Isles and its people, it combines the unique Orkney fiddle tradition with contemporary and original songs and tunes. The Orcadian imagery running through these songs, alongside new melodies…

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Tarzanna

May 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on May 25, 2019 at 2:00pm

North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7JN United Kingdom
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£6 - £8

Anna doesn’t like mess – she likes things to be in order. But her neat world is turned upside down when she is magically transported to the rainforest, where she discovers wonders she’s never seen before… Wild creatures appear and dance before her as she swings through the jungle of her dreams. When her new home is put in danger, can she let go and become the wild Tarzanna she needs to be in order to save her new found friends? This magical aerial…

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