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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


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


Family friendly

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December 2018

Once Upon A Time

December 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Closed Sundays
North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7JN United Kingdom
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In conjunction with Creation Theatre’s production of Peter Pan, Zuleika Gallery and Blackwell’s Rare Books present Once Upon A Time…, a glorious exhibition at The North Wall. The exhibition will explore the visual history of fairy tales and story-making as seen through the lens of artists from the 19th Century to the present day. You will encounter kissing frogs, fairies, imps, and magic. A range of work in various media will be presented, with rare books illustrated by artists Edmund…

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Creation Theatre Christmas Workshops

December 22 - December 28
North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7JN United Kingdom
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It’s not a holiday without a Creation workshop, and this year, we’ve squeezed six of our day-long workshops into the Christmas holidays. From Dickens to the Grinch, we’ll be getting stuck into classic festive stories and turning them into short plays. Dates: 22nd December 2018 and 28th December 2018 Age: 9-12 years old

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