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Now in its eighth year, Oxford Festival of the Arts is a two-week celebration of culture and the arts in venues throughout Oxford, opening on 17th June 2016.

Aiming to offer creative and cultural experiences for Oxford’s diverse communities, the Festival programme presents an exciting array of high quality events, with a colourful mix of music, literature, theatre, art, speaker events, workshops and much more. There is something for everyone, and we hope that you will enjoy your visit to the Festival, whether you are joining us for the first time this year or are a regular guest.

In 2015, the Festival featured over 100 events, attracted more than 16,000 visitors and involved more than 20 city venues.

The two weeks of the Festival simply form the pinnacle of Festival activities: education and community engagement activities run throughout the year. In 2014-15, over 2,000 children from 35 county schools were involved in projects which had their showcase in the summer Festival.

Opening details

17 June - 2 July 2016


All events require a ticket unless stated otherwise.

Concessionary tickets are available for most events for students, benefit claimants, senior citizens and disabled guests.

Under-18s can buy a ticket for most events for £2.

A £1 booking fee applies to all bookings.

Purchase a Festival Pass for £150 to enjoy free entry to many Festival events.

Tickets are available at the Oxford Visitor Information Centre on Broad Street from April or Festival Hub (17th June - 1st July only).

Subject to availability, discounted tickets to weekday Giffords performances will be available from their on-site Box Office. Show an Arts Festival ticket or the brochure to receive the offer.

Early booking is advised as we cannot guarantee tickets will be available on the door.


Oxford Festival of the Arts

01865 253505


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