North Wall Arts Centre

Multi-disciplinary arts centre in North Oxford. Since opening in 2005, it has programmed a vibrant range of comedy, music, theatre & shows for families, as well as workshops - most recently in shadow puppetry & storytelling! The North Wall Explorers' Club was recently launched for children aged up to 11.

Find us at...

  • North Wall Arts Centre
  • South Parade
  • Summertown
  • Oxford
  • OX2 7JN


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.

Theatre Entrance

There is an 8cm step from road level to pavement outside the main entrance. Alternatively, there is a ramped pavement 30 yards towards Banbury Road.


Ground Floor: Box Office, Gallery/Foyer, Dance Studio and Theatre (stalls and lower gallery).
1st Floor: Theatre (upper gallery).
2nd Floor: Drama Studio.
3rd Floor: Technical Gallery.

A staircase and a lift give access to all levels.

The Bar

The bar is situated in the Gallery, to the left of the stairwell. It is normally open 30 minutes before a performance, and during the interval. There is a drop-down counter at the far-end of the bar, close to the left-hand entrance


Gentlemen’s and Disabled Toilets are in the foyer on the ground floor, and Ladies’ Toilets are on the 1st floor.

The Auditorium

The auditorium is a flexible space, with a variable capacity. Stalls seats all have backs to them; most gallery seats consist of padded benches with a padded bar on which to lean. Those who require a backed seat should make their preference clear at the time of booking.

Wheelchair Users

Wheelchairs can be accommodated in the auditorium. Please let the Box Office know of your requirements when booking.

Hearing Systems

The theatre is equipped with both induction loop and infra-red systems. Those who wish to use the infra-red system should collect a headset from the Box Office, and return it at the end of the performance.

Guide Dogs

Guide dogs are welcome in the auditorium. Please request an aisle seat when you book. Alternatively our staff are happy to dog sit for you.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is not permitted anywhere in The North Wall. St Edward’s School, who own and manage The North Wall, have a no-smoking policy on their campus. Visitors to the North Wall who wish to smoke may therefore only do so in South Parade.

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