The Oxford School of Drama has achieved phenomenal success in its short 30-year history. It continues to dedicate itself to vocational training for actors.
Here you can expect over thirty-five tutor-led hours of training per week, taught by actors and directors who believe in the profession and in your ambition to be part of it. We accept people who are highly motivated, prepared to meet the challenge and who are flexible and open to the changing needs of the industry.
Out & About
Oxford is just eight miles from the School. While it has a rich history, it is more than just ‘dreaming spires’. Oxford is a vibrant modern city, stuffed full of cafés, shops, pubs, theatres, cinemas and restaurants.
There are seven theatres: Pegasus Theatre, The Oxford Playhouse, The Burton Taylor Theatre, the New Theatre, The North Wall, The Theatre at Headington, the Old Fire Station and numerous others which spring up across the city in the summer months. Theatre companies that regularly visit Oxford include the Almeida, Complicite, Royal National Theatre, English Touring Theatre, Frantic Assembly, The Globe and Shared Experience.
Oxford has an Arts Council funded theatre producer, The Oxford Playhouse, with whom the School has strong links. Also within striking distance are London theatres, the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, The Watermill in Newbury and Warwick Arts Centre. Stratford upon Avon is just 30 minutes away.
Venues around the city offer a whole range of musical experiences from rock to jazz, salsa, folk and classical. There are two world-renowned museums, the Ashmolean and the Pitt Rivers plus Modern Art Oxford and with two mainstream and two independent cinemas, there’s always a wide choice of films to see.
Transport within Oxford is good – great bus services and lots of cycle lanes - and it’s also easy to get to London as frequent (every 10 mins during peak time) and cheap buses run 24 hours a day.
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