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76 Seat Reviews

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New Theatre Oxford Seating Plan

The New Theatre Oxford has a capacity of 1785 seats, including 816 seats in the Stalls, 556 seats in the Circle and 413 seats in the Balcony. Use our interactive seating plan to view 76 seat reviews and 42 photos of views from seat. New Theatre Oxford Seating Plan

Good Value Seats

Sitting in the mid-centre of the Stalls is definite value for money, with seats at the rear of the Stalls offering excellent, unobstructed views for a portion of the price. Seats in the Circle are also great value for money, particularly in the centre of the section.

Premium Seats

Premium seats are located in the centre of each tier, with the best seats found in the Stalls between Row C and Row K. Sitting mid-front of the Circle guarantees an excellent overview of the stage without the restriction of the safety bar.

New Theatre Oxford Info

The New Theatre Oxford is the city’s main commercial venue, first opening in 1836 as the ‘Vic’, which later changed to the ‘Theatre Royale’ after the theatre’s resident company. By 1880, the building was completely run-down after hosting concerts and music hall entertainment. In 1886, the Oxford University Dramatic Society opened the 1,000-seat capacity ‘New Theatre’, designed by H.G.W. Drinkwater, with a production of Twelfth Night. After a fire damaged the theatre in 1892, 1908 saw Stanley Dorrill commission well-known theatre architects William and T.R. Milburn to redesign the interior, who teamed up with T.P Bennett and Sons to create the current art deco interior. Capacity increased to 1,200.

Over the years, the New Theatre Oxford has experienced several different owners and name changes before coming into the current ownership of ATG. In 1934, the venue reopened with a revolving stage and seating capacity of 1,710. Gradually, touring productions, annual pantomimes and concerts became a staple of the theatre. Howard and Wyndham bought out the Dorrill family in 1972, with Apollo Leisure taking over in 1977 and renaming the building ‘The Apollo’. SFX took over in 1999 and the theatre was passed to Clear Channel Entertainment in 2001. Following refurbishment in 2003, the venue reverted to the name of the New Theatre under the new management of ATG.

The New Theatre Oxford is now best-known for hosting large-scale productions such as Chicago, Guys and Dolls and Cats, as well as the English National Ballet. Currently, the venue has a seating capacity of 1,785 with an expansive, comfortable auditorium and interior that is entirely access friendly. Seating is split across three levels; the Stalls, Circle and Balcony. The Stalls is the largest section of the theatre, seating 816, with the Circle seating 556 and the Balcony seating 413. Seating is comfortable and padded, guaranteeing great views of the stage from the same architects who created the exceptional Dominion Theatre.

Location and Map

George Street, Oxford, OX1 2AG
  • Awful Auntie at the New Theatre Oxford, Oxford

    Awful Auntie

    From the acclaimed producers of Gangsta Granny comes a sensational stage adaptation of David Walliams’ story Awful Auntie. Stella sets off to visit London with her parents, Lord and Lady Saxby, but after waking up three months later, her Aunt Alberta must fill her in on what’s happened. Stella soon discovers that she may need to do all she can to fight against her awful Auntie!

    Booking from 11 Oct 2017 to 14 Oct 2017
  • Son of a Preacher Man at the New Theatre Oxford, Oxford

    Son of a Preacher Man

    Craig Revel Horwood directs and choreographs the brand new musical featuring the songbook of Dusty Springfield. Son of a Preacher Man embarks on a sparkling UK tour, landing at the biggest venues. Dance your cares away at the Preacher Man, a 60’s Soho joint where The Preacher Man himself dispenses advice to all the lonely hearts.

    Booking from 24 Oct 2017 to 28 Oct 2017
  • Mamma Mia! at the New Theatre Oxford, Oxford

    Mamma Mia!

    Mamma Mia – here we go again! Join the ultimate party tucked away on a Greek island, with the smash-hit UK tour of Mamma Mia! A hilarious, feel-good story of love, friendship and identity is told through the classic songs of legendary band ABBA. Tap along to “Waterloo”, “Money, Money, Money”, “Voulez-Vous” and many, many more.

    Booking from 14 Nov 2017 to 25 Nov 2017
  • Eugene Onegin at the New Theatre Oxford, Oxford

    Eugene Onegin

    Tchaikovsky’s best-loved opera Eugene Onegin is brought to the stage in a UK tour, based on Alexander Puskin’s novel of the same name. Young country girl Tatyana is convinced that Onegin is the man of her dreams, until he rejects and humiliates her. When he begins to flirt with her older, and engaged, sister, a chain of chaotic and heart-breaking events ensue.

    Booking from 28 Nov 2017 to 30 Nov 2017
  • Amongst the Stars at the New Theatre Oxford, Oxford

    Amongst the Stars

    Booking from 09 Dec 2017 to 23 Dec 2017
  • War Horse at the New Theatre Oxford, Oxford

    War Horse

    The National Theatre’s acclaimed production War Horse embarks on a UK tour, thrilling audiences across the country. When Albert’s much-loved horse Joey is sold to the Calvary at the outbreak of World War One, he finds himself on an unforgettable mission to bring him back. Adapted from Michael Morpurgo’s moving novel, this stunning show makes for an unmissable evening.

    Booking from 13 Dec 2017 to 06 Jan 2018
  • Cilla - The Musical at the New Theatre Oxford, Oxford

    Cilla - The Musical

    Booking from 13 Feb 2018 to 17 Feb 2018
  • Tango Moderno at the New Theatre Oxford, Oxford

    Tango Moderno

    Booking from 05 Mar 2018 to 08 Mar 2018
  • Our House at the New Theatre Oxford, Oxford

    Our House

    Booking from 12 Mar 2018 to 17 Mar 2018
  • Beautiful at the New Theatre Oxford, Oxford


    Booking from 08 May 2018 to 12 May 2018
  • Sunset Boulevard at the New Theatre Oxford, Oxford

    Sunset Boulevard

    Booking from 11 Jun 2018 to 16 Jun 2018
  • Purple Rain at the New Theatre Oxford, Oxford

    Purple Rain

    Booking from 18 Jun 2018 to 23 Jun 2018

Accessible Seats

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Getting into the Venue
The New Theatre Oxford main entrance is situated on George Street, with a drop-off point located next to the theatre. The foyer and box-office are step-free and there is also level access through a side entrance on Victoria Court.

All sections of the theatre must be reached by steps, although a customer and wheelchair accessible lift is available to take access patrons down to the Stalls. Alternatively, there is a small flight of steps leading down to the Stalls. This venue is not accessible for scooter users.

Customer Assistance
Staff are on hand throughout the venue for patrons who require assistance. Those who wish to transfer must do so into an aisle seat in the Stalls and must also bring a companion. Wheelchairs and walkers can be stored in the cloakroom for the duration of the performance.

An at-seat service is available for those who are unable to access the bars. Staff must be notified if this service is required. Those who need to use the wheelchair-friendly customer lift to reach the Stalls will be assisted by a dedicated access usher.

How to Book
For those who wish to book wheelchair spaces, it is important to book well in advance to guarantee availability and notify the theatre of any special requirements. Discounted tickets are available for access patrons and one companion, with the price of the tickets depending on the show booking.

For further information, ticket bookings and assistance please call the access line: 01865 320770 or email: