The North Wall is an Arts Centre in Oxford that has been created for the benefit of emerging artists across a range of disciplines. Based on the campus of St Edward’s School, its core mission is educational and through its outreach work it aims to bring aspiring artists from across the nation together with cutting edge Theatre, Dance, Film and Music professionals. It seeks to break down barriers to both participation and careers in the arts. It is also a valued resource for the local and wider Oxfordshire community.
Completed in 2006, this award winning facility offers a fully flexible 250-seat theatre, a public art gallery and studios for dance and drama. The programme of events at The North Wall places emphasis on new and innovative work. In the current economic climate, it has never been more important to offer opportunities to companies committed to developing and creating new work. Inventiveness is the key. We at the North Wall are determined to take risks and support new artistic directions.
Since we opened to the public in 2007, we have programmed a diverse range of work and attracted well established theatre companies including 1927, ATC, Out of Joint, Bush Theatre and Shared Experience as well as bringing the latest work from up and coming companies. Comedians who have appeared at The North Wall include Sarah Millican, Harry Hill and Julian Clary, to name only a few. In the past we have welcomed some fantastic musical acts, such as French-Irish chanteuse Camille O’Sullivan, Ralph McTell, The Unthanks and Spiers & Boden. By a bold approach to programming we are attracting and developing new audiences and encouraging participation by people of all backgrounds.