The North Wall Arts Centre

The North Wall Arts Centre
South Parade, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7NN
  • Telephone 01865 319450
  • Opening times Mon–Fri 10am–4pm; Sat noon–4pm.
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  • Website www.thenorthwall.org
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The North Wall Arts Centre

The North Wall is an Art Centre in Oxford that has been created for the benefit of emerging artists across a range of disciplines. Based on the campus of St Edwards School, its core mission is educational and through its outreach work it aims to bring aspiring artists from across the nation together with cutting edge theatre, dance, film and music professionals. It seeks to break down barriers to both participation and careers in the arts. It is also a valued resource for the local and wider Oxfordshire community.

Completed in 2006, this award winning facility offers a fully flexible 250 seat theatre, a public art gallery and studios for dance and drama. The programme of events at The North Wall places emphasis on new and innovative work.

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Events at this venue

There are 36 events at this location

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The B*easts

Setting the modern obsession with putting your own child first against our responsibility as a society towards our children as a whole, this dark tale, written by and starring BAFTA-winning actress Monica Dolan (W1A, Appropriate Adult, The Witness For The Prosecution), explores how far one mum will go to give her child…

Tue 13 Mar

£14 (£12) / 01865 319450

  • 20:00

Black Men Walking

"We walk. Though we are written into the landscape you don't see us. We walked England before the English." Thomas, Matthew and Richard walk. They walk the first Saturday of every month. Walking and talking. But this walk… Maybe they should have cancelled, but they needed the walk today. Out in the Peaks, they find…

Mon 23 Apr

£16 (£13) / 01865 319450

  • 20:00

Tue 24 Apr

£16 (£13) / 01865 319450

  • 20:00

Carry On Jaywick

Set in village halls and dance classes, during family rows and moments of inspiration, this heartwarming and hilarious 'reality play' presents a world forgotten by mainstream media Carry On Jaywick is a new verbatim play about Jaywick, the seaside gem of the Essex coast, which has fallen on hard times but lives to tell…

Tue 20 Mar

£14 (£12) / 01865 319450

  • 20:00

Ellie Taylor: This Guy

  • 3 stars

Bubbly banter and energetic, upbeat wit from the former contestant on ITV's Show Me The Funny.

Sat 17 Mar

£14 (£12) / 01865 319450

  • 19:30

Fisk

Drama using puppetry, movement and design to tell the tale of a tiny fishing vessel in a stormy sea. Ages 14+.

Tue 22 May

£14 (£12) / 01865 319450

  • 20:00

Fragment

Double Fringe First winner Iron Shoes returns to The North Wall with a piece of gig-theatre about love, loss and heartache. With original songs of redemption and recovery by acclaimed composer, theatre-maker and Kneehigh Associate Dom Coyote, Fragment takes the audience on a musical voyage through the life of Lester Fall…

Wed 16 May

£14 (£12) / 01865 319450

  • 20:00

Thu 17 May

£14 (£12) / 01865 319450

  • 20:00

Fri 18 May

£14 (£12) / 01865 319450

  • 20:00

Sat 19 May

£14 (£12) / 01865 319450

  • 20:00

Frankie Vah

A solo production that deals with the life of a radical poet in 1980s who was born Simon Mortimer. Written and performed by Luke Wright.

Thu 1 Feb

£14 (£12) / 01865 319450

  • 20:00

The Girl Who Fell In Love With The Moon

Human Zoo Theatre Company's exploration of humanity's eternal fascination with the skies, told through puppetry, poetry, movement and live music.

Thu 25 Jan

£9.50–£15 / 01865 319450

  • 20:00

Griff Rhys Jones: Where Was I?

Stories, anecdotes, reminiscences and outright lies – from forty years of travelling – down rivers and up mountains, into Africa, out of India, and across the arid wastes of the BBC canteen.

Wed 21 Feb

£18 (£15) / 01865 319450

  • 19:30

Hanna

"The only words are to do with adoption. But that's not what happened to us. What happened to us was something quite different." Being a young mum is supposed to be hard - but for Hanna, the only thing she's ever been brilliant at is raising her beloved daughter Ellie. Until a DNA test reveals staggering news. Ellie is…

Wed 24 Jan

£14 (£12) / 01865 319450

  • 20:00 – 21:10

In Place

In Place explores a sense of place in the British Isles; how it informs our cultural identity; shapes our language and dialects; provides both solace and stimulation, and contains histories both universal and personal. It speaks to all corners of the British Isles; Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland…

Fri 11 May

£14 (£10) / 01865 319450

  • 19:30

John Hegley: All Hail The Snail (And Other Creatures)

Join poet John Hegley as he takes us on a humorous journey through his living library of poems, songs, stories and animal drawings.

Sat 14 Apr

£8–£10 / 01865 319450

John Kearns: Don't Worry, They're Here

The only ever winner of both the Best Show and Best Newcomer Edinburgh Comedy Awards embarks on his debut regional tour with his latest stand-up hour.

Sat 3 Feb

£12 (£10) / 01865 319450

  • 20:00

Joseph Morpurgo: Hammerhead

Clever, surreal multimedia comedy.

Sat 12 May

£14 (£12) / 01865 319450

  • 20:00

Kendal Mountain Festival Tour

Hear from adventure speakers and watch films from Kendal Mountain Festival.

Wed 14 Mar

£15 (£10) / 01539 732567

  • 19:00 – 22:00

Lankum

Lankum (Lynched) are a four-piece traditional folk group from Dublin, Ireland, who combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, Russian accordion, fiddle and guitar. Their repertoire spans humorous Dublin music-hall ditties and street-songs, classic ballads from the…

Thu 24 May

£16 (£13) / 01865 319450

  • 20:00

Mark Thomas: Showtime from the Frontline

The comedian shares his experiences of performing in the West Bank town of Jenin.

Fri 23 Feb

£16 (£12) / 01865 319450

  • 20:00

Me and my Bee

Climate change is massive. Bees aren’t. Our fuzzy little friends need our help, so multi award-winning theatre company ThisEgg is launching a political party disguised as a party party disguised as a show. A new comedy for children and adults alike. Plant the seed for change, join the Bee Party. Before it’s too…

Sat 26 May

£6–£8 / 01865 319450

Me And My Bee

Climate change is massive. Bees aren't. Our fuzzy little friends need our help, so multi award-winning theatre company ThisEgg is launching a political party disguised as a party party disguised as a show. A new comedy for children and adults alike. Plant the seed for change, join the Bee Party. Before it's too late… For…

Sat 26 May

£8 (Children £6) / 01865 319450

  • 11:00
  • 14:00

Me And My Bee: ThisEgg

The multi award-winning theatre company invites you to save the world - one bee at a time in a comedy for children and adults alike.

Sat 26 May

£8 (£6) / 01865 319450

  • 11:00
  • 14:00

Odyssey

One actor. One hour. One man's epic quest to reunite with his family and seek his bloody revenge. Winner of The Stage 'Best Solo Performer Award' 2009, and nominated for a Total Theatre award for Innovation 2010, Theatre Ad Infinitum reinvent Homer's timeless Greek myth. Passionate, highly physical, and poignant…

Fri 2 Mar

£14 (£12) / 01865 319450

  • 20:00

O'Hooley & Tidow

Chamber folk duo Heidi Tidow and Belinda O'Hooley (formerly of Rachel Unthank and the Winterset) play a set of socially and politically aware tunes.

Wed 21 Mar

£14 (£12) / 01865 319450

  • 20:00

Penguin

Based on Polly Dunbar's award-winning book, Penguin is a story of a toy penguin who goes to space, but won't speak a word until he meets a friendly lion.

Sat 27 Jan

£8 (Children £6) / 01865 319450

  • 11:00

Penguin

Ben is delighted when he rips open his present: inside is a penguin. “Hello Penguin!” says Ben. Penguin says nothing. Ben tickles Penguin; he pulls his funniest face; he puts on a happy hat, sings a silly song and does a dizzy dance. Penguin says nothing…so Ben fires Penguin into OUTER SPACE. Exciting, surreal and full…

Sat 27 Jan

£6–£8 / 01865 319450

Point Of Echoes

The year is 1978, isolated from the mainland, Eric Valentine and Bernard Humphries have been stationed at Echo Point lighthouse, somewhere off the coast of England. The unlikely strangers have just begun to lay down foundations for this odd working relationship when the uncanny occurs. Point of Echoes is a haunting tale…

Wed 7 Mar

£14 (£12) / 01865 319450

  • 20:00

Rachel Newton

Singer and harpist Rachel Newton specialises in interpreting traditional folk songs in both English and Scottish Gaelic as well as writing and performing her own instrumental pieces. In 2017, she was awarded Musician of the Year at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. A skilled collaborator, Rachel is a founder member of the…

Thu 15 Feb

£14 (£12) / 01865 319450

  • 20:00

The Sagas Of Noggin The Nog

In the Lands of the North where the black rocks stand guard against the cold sea, in the dark night that is very long, the Men of the Northlands sit around their great log fires and they tell a tale… of Noggin the Nog! Featuring silly Vikings, puppets and live music, this playful retelling of the classic stories created…

Sat 24 Mar

£6–£8 / 01865 319450

Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast

You'll know her face from talking about cake and cats on the telly, so here's another chance to see the Millican phenomenon in full flight live on stage.

Sat 17 Feb

Sold out / 01865 319450

Simon Munnery: Renegade Plumber

An hour of stand-up from the award-winning comic who will regale you with tales of plumbing woes, his attempts at under tent heating and issues with capitalism.

Sat 21 Apr

£12 (£10) / 01865 319450

  • 20:00

Soldier On

What happens when a company of ex-soldiers becomes a company of actors? A theatrical band of brothers. It's not a cure-all, but the bonding, the humour, and the theatre of war helps to put them back together again - as a company of veterans and actors rehearse a play about a company of veterans and actors. Although worlds…

Thu 19 Apr

£14 (£12) / 01865 319450

  • 20:00

Fri 20 Apr

£14 (£12) / 01865 319450

  • 20:00

Sorana Santos

To mark the 40th anniversary of Joni Mitchell's seminal album Hejira, Sorana Santos recreated the 4200-mile round-trip from Portland, Maine, to LA, on which Hejira was written. "I couldn't sing the songs authentically", says Sorana, "and realised the only way into the album was to do the trip, solo, like she did.…

Tue 13 Mar

£14 (£10) / 01865 319450

  • 19:30

Tidy Up!

When it starts out ship-shape, there’s only one way for it to go… this dance-theatre show gets all messed up! As we wriggle our way through the muddle of life we often discover things anew. So why can’t tidiness be exciting for children or chaos joyful for adults? Who said there’s a ‘right way’ anyway? Inspired by…

Sat 10 Mar

£6–£8 / 01865 319450

Tidy up!

When it starts out ship-shape, there's only one way for it to go… this dance-theatre show gets all messed up! As we wriggle our way through the muddle of life we often discover things anew. So why can't tidiness be exciting for children or chaos joyful for adults? Who said there's a 'right way' anyway? Inspired by…

Sat 10 Mar

£8 (Children £6) / 01865 319450

  • 11:00
  • 14:00

Translunar Paradise

After his wife passes away, William escapes to a paradise of fantasy and past memories, a place far from the reality of his grief. Returning from beyond the grave, Rose revisits her widowed companion to perform one last act of love: to help him let go. Using a live accordion accompaniment, this exquisite piece of mask…

Sat 3 Mar

£14 (£12) / 01865 319450

  • 20:00

Winter Solstice

Actors Touring Company in association with Orange Tree Theatre presents German playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig's drama of family, betrayal and the inescapable presence of the past. Translated by David Tushingham.

Thu 8 Feb

£16 (£13) / 01865 319450

  • 20:00

Fri 9 Feb

£16 (£13) / 01865 319450

  • 20:00

Yana and the Yeti

After premiering at Nordland Visual Theatre in Norway, the internationally acclaimed Pickled Image present their new family show set in 1950 Siberia.

Tue 13 Feb

£8–£10 / 01865 319450

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