The North Wall Arts Centre in Oxford offers a fully flexible 200-seat theatre, a public art gallery and studios for dance and drama. The North Wall stages a full programme of events throughout the year with particular emphasis on staging new and innovative work.
The North Wall Arts Centre was originally created to provide opportunities for artists, young people and the general public to make and experience art of the highest quality.
The award-winning centre was completed in 2006 and is located on the campus of St Edward's School in Summertown, Oxford.
A number of well established theatre companies have been attracted to The North Wall since its opening, including 1927, ATC, Out of Joint, Bush Theatre and Shared Experience.
Comedians who have appeared at The North Wall include Sarah Millican, Harry Hill and Julian Clary, to name only a few. The North Wall has also seen some fine musical performances by artists including Camille O’Sullivan, Ralph McTell, The Unthanks and Spiers & Boden.
The North Wall was conceived as an ‘arts laboratory’where people of different ages, experience and disciplines can come together, make connections and explore new ideas and aesthetics. The North Wall is passionate about nurturing and developing the talent in young and emerging artists, and removing the barriers that prevent them from achieving meaningful careers in the arts.
The North Wall is able to do this by staging a cutting-edge programme of dramatic and musical productions as well as ground-breaking outreach initiatives for aspiring young artists.
The North Wall Trust provides a platform for this work, managing a range of home-grown artistic outputs, including vocational training and outreach projects, productions, co-productions and a range of participatory and educational initiatives for children, young people and the wider community.