The North Wall Arts Centre opened in 2007 and comprises a 200-seat auditorium, gallery, and dance and drama studios. An innovative arts venue for the Oxford community and beyond, The North Wall attracts over 30,000 visitors a year to more than 100 performances and exhibitions. With a deliberate emphasis on offering alternatives to the mainstream, The North Wall’s programme features theatre, music, comedy, visual arts and family events.

Based on the campus of St Edward’s School in Summertown, the venue is managed by The North Wall Trust, an independent charity with a mission to educate and inspire, producing new plays and programming work by early-career artists; and hosting free, residential arts placements for young people from all over the country through its ArtsLab programme.

Disabled Access : Yes. The North Wall Theatre and Gallery are fully accessible for wheelchair users. If you have any access requirements, please inform the box office when booking tickets so that we can ensure that your visit to The North Wall is as enjoyable as possible.

Bar : Yes 
Parking : Limited parking available

Buses to The North Wall

  • From Oxford City Centre (Magdalen Street, stop C4)

No. 2/2A/2C bus – every 5-10 minutes (Oxford Bus Company)

Get off at Summertown shops, walk up road to HSBC bank, and turn left into South Parade. The North Wall is 200 yards along on your left.

No. 6 bus – every 15 minutes

Get off at South Parade stop, and cross the road into South Parade. The North Wall is 100 yards up the road on your right.

  • From Pear Tree Park and Ride (free parking) Bus leaves every 10 minutes (£2-£2.50 return fare). Get off at South Parade stop. Walk 30 yards back up the road and turn right into South Parade. The North Wall is 100 yards up the road on your right.

Trains to The North Wall

Oxford Rail Station is 2 miles from The North Wall. Taxis are available from outside the train station.