Oxford Gig Venues

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  • Cowley Road Area
    Garden
    Frequent seedswaps, live music, workshops about growing, in short a good place to get people outside and earthy. You can hire the Garden for events, including its octagonal eco-cabin (seats 40) with woodburning stove, bonfire area and basic kitchen with water heater. It's child-friendly and the composting toilet is fully accessible. Up to 250 people can squeeze into the garden for a big party, but numbers of around 100 are preferred for most events. They're very friendly and happy to discuss your requirements. Please note, no amplified music is allowed and no alcohol is permitted on site.
  • Cowley Road Area
    Pub
    Celebrating over 20 years of Gigs, Clubs and live performance - showcasing Local, National and International touring acts - and some of the scenes leading DJ's, the Bullingdon is one of Oxford's premier gig venues. Now home to a cocktail bar with over 135 yrs of history, 40+ cocktails, a selection of wines, craft beers and artisan coffee available to take away. Open from 4pm daily.
  • Cowley Road Area
    Community centre
    There are several rooms available for hire, the largest of which (downstairs hall) can accommodate 150 people. 2 door security must be arranged for live music events. Gig bookings are generally only accepted for Saturday nights. Home to the Catweazle Club.
  • Jericho
    Bar
    On Walton Street, in historic Jericho, stands the majestic Saint Paul's. Opened as FREUD in 1988 to bring the legendary cocktails of its sister café in London to the people and visitors of Oxford, this old church, with its hauntingly high ceilings and decadent stained glass, has, over the past quarter of a century, become the favourite meeting place of friends, families and more than two generations of university students. Students can enjoy a discount on a wide range of cocktails. Cocktails and wine. Small sun terrace at front for summer posing.
  • Central
    Comedy club
    Taking place in The Bullingdon on Cowley Road, every Saturday night The Glee has four of the best circuit comedians performing their stand up routines.
  • South of the ring road
    Village hall
    Collapsible tables are available and there is a small stage (12 x 6 foot) which can be extended. There is a music license, a PA system, a CD player and screen. There's no dishwasher, but the modern kitchen boasts plenty of hot water as well as crockery, cooker, microwave and fridge. The toilets have been recently refurbished and include a baby-changing area.
  • Cowley Road Area
    Pub
    Home to trad music sessions on Monday and Sunday evenings (attended by Oxfordshire’s finest musicians), Tuesday night jazz and Sparky’s bi monthly Thursday night open mics. Host to Oxford’s rising music talent every Friday and Saturday, there’s always something on at The Half Moon. Open fire, house piano and guitar, cards accepted.
  • Iffley / Rose Hill
    Pub
    Riverside pub with large beer garden next to the River Thames, just over a mile south of Oxford City Centre. Homemade cakes and cream teas, local beers, limited home-made hot meals (check our opening hours). Converted barn overlooking Iffley Meadows available for hire. Cards now accepted subject to a minimum £5 spend. Customers can also set up a card tab.
  • Central
    Restaurant
    Local, organic food alongside selling exhibitions by local artists. Acoustic gigs, talks, films, workshops, etc. The Jam Factory serves only free-range, well sourced produce - local where possible and all cooked fresh to order. All of our beef is 28 dry aged Scotch Angus and we are proud members of the Scotch Beef Club! Our fish come from day boats not trawlers and we do not source from the Pacific Ocean... ever.
  • Jericho
    Pub
    Take the best in British pub culture, top it off with individuality, vintage character and an off-beat edge - The Jericho Tavern is what you’ll get. An irresistible fusion of fantastically tasty food, awesome drinks and lively atmosphere await you at this laid-back Oxford local. Whether you’re looking for a light lunch or social eats and treats with friends, we make it our mission to offer you the perfect place to kick back, relax and catch up. Just a five minute walk from the old city gates of Oxford, The Jericho Tavern is the very definition of urban cool, mixing a stylish contemporary bar, classic pub features and a handful of quirky touches. Pop out the back and you’ll discover the pub’s best-kept secret - its spacious beer garden, a rare treat for a city pub and an ideal spot to take time out. Renowned for hosting amazing live music acts, The Jericho Tavern is a vibrant local with heart, soul and personality.
  • Cowley Road Area
    Pub
    The Library Pub, established in 2011, is THE independent pub to visit on Cowley Road. We offer a wide selection of craft beers as well as an ample range of spirits, and small plate dishes made to order from our kitchen. These can be enjoyed in our cosy front bar, intimate back room, or beer garden. Our downstairs bar also hosts live music events from local, national, and international acts in addition to weekly DJ nights.
  • East Oxford
    Bar
    Brush up on your riddles as you'll have to answer one to get in the door of this Alice in Wonderland-vibed speak easy. The Hatter's also got a big vat of dry ice, bowlered bartenders and a photobooth.
  • Cowley Road Area
    Music venue
    Live music every night during university term from 7.30-10ish, followed by a selection of regular and specialist club nights. Main venue is downstairs, with a street-front bar which can be closed off to become another small venue; upstairs is a smaller venue and bar.
  • Jericho
    Pub
    The Old Bookbinders is a family-run pub sitting deep in the heart of Jericho shying away from the hustle and bustle of Walton Street. Just a short walk away from the city centre, the historic suburb of Jericho is one of Oxford’s finest with a strong community feel and a reputation for its quirky nature. One of Jericho’s few remaining pubs The Bookies manages to hold on to the charm and quirkiness of public houses from yesteryear. Dog, child and student friendly (as long as they’re well behaved)!
  • Central
    Theatre
    Arts, performance, studio and workshop space in partnership with homeless charity Crisis.
  • Central
    Community centre
    A charming and historical building, providing services and representation for Oxford's D/deaf and Hearing Impaired communities. Two areas are available for hire to the general public and organisations: Grande Hall (Capacity: 140) Price: £165 full day, £85 half day, £25 per hour Knowles Room (Capacity: 15) Price: £120 full day, £68 half day, £20 per hour Limited car parking is available on site and the venue contains a basic space where it is possible to prepare and serve food from. Tea and coffee are available, as are conference facilities: flip chart, white board, projector, internet, PA and loop system. Extra charges apply for some equipment/facilities (see website) so please mention all requirements at time of booking. A permanent external ramp allows for wheelchair access. The areas are suitable for music events, committee meetings, dance, yoga, larger public meetings, courses, workshops, seminars, exhibitions, amateur dramatic plays, fitness classes. A licensed bar is also available for hire. For availability, a visit and booking details, contact Peter Ryan.
  • Central
    Civic structure
    Regularly hosts over 2,000 events throughout the year, including gigs and concerts, drink festivals and conferences, and regular meetings of various sorts. Holds an organ recital season between April - September. It is a popular wedding and film location and is the home to the Museum of Oxford and the Town Hall Café. Info about hiring rooms: All spaces are available Monday to Friday 8am -7pm, Saturday 10am-6pm. Depending on the booking they may open earlier/later. They have a late license for entertainment until 2am (Thursday – Saturday). Refreshments or bar facilities can be provided upon request. Parking is difficult but the location is very central. A loop system is installed, available in some rooms. Catering, licensed bar, and a kitchen are available. The organ and other resources and technical equipment are also available for hire. There are 13 function rooms for hire. The spaces available can accommodate from 12 to 700 people and can be used in any combination. Discounts are available for bookings for multiple rooms. Main Hall Capacity: 600 standing, 500 theatre (plus 200 on balcony); 300 cabaret style Price:£260 p/h Assembly Room Capacity: 200 theatre, 140 cabaret, 70 boardroom Price: £160 p/h Old Library Capacity: 120 theatre, 60 cabaret, 30 boardroom Price: £160 p/h Long Room Capacity: 70 theatre, 30 café style, 25 boardroom Price: £90 p/h St Aldate’s Room Capacity: 45 theatre, 30 cabaret, 22 boardroom Price: £75 p/h Freeman’s Room Capacity: 25 theatre, 18 boardroom Price: £75 p/h Judges Room Capacity: 25 theatre, 16 boardroom Price: £75p/h Plowman Room Capacity: 18 boardroom Price: £75p/h Barristers Room Capacity: 16 boardroom Price: £75p/h Clerks Room Capacity: 12 boardroom Price: £75p/h Jury Room Capacity: 12 boardroom Price: £75p/h Court Room Capacity: 43 fixed bench seating and 50 on balcony Price: £75p/h Council Chamber Capacity: 106 fixed bench seating Price: £75p/h
  • Jericho
    Bar
    Lovely teeny bar upstairs at the cinema with good wine list, exotic beers, cocktails & cosy atmosphere. Sofas, plants, art exhibitions, live acoustic gigs. No disabled access.
  • Central
    Nightclub
    Plush is Oxford's premier LGBTQ+ venue, offering amazing drinks offers, live acts, and great resident DJ's. Plush is open Fridays and Saturdays. Now where PT once stood, underneath the Union.
  • West of the ring road
    Pub
    Situated in the village square, The Red Lion in Eynsham is a community pub offering a wide selection of cask and keg beers (all British, mostly sourced locally) and an internationally influenced pub menu with starters, mains, sharing plates and homemade desserts. There are roasts on Sunday and tea and homemade cake from 10am each day. This pub is child, cyclist AND dog friendly, has safe bicycle storage on request and a huge beer garden at the back.
  • Cowley Road Area
    Pub
    Smallish pub with charm, refurbished & reinvented in 2009. Sandwiches served all day. The bicycle hanging up outside is disappointingly free of rust, but perhaps this is the landlord's declaration that he intends the pub to be around for a while. Delivery available through Deliveroo.
  • Central
    Pub
    Smallish venue with emphasis on local rock & indie bands and top quality jazz. Stand out nights include The Spin Jazz Club (Thu): one of the best live contemporary jazz nights in the country, the club won the PRS Foundation Award for new music in 2002 & 2003. Klub Kakofanney (first Fri of each month): a psychedelic box of treats hosted by local legends Redox. Most events have a modest cover charge, typically prices range from about £5 to £12
  • Abingdon Road
    Pub
    Welcoming family-run pub. Food, pub games and pool table available. For all enquiries about music events, or hiring the function roon, contact Missi: (01865)790106 or missimerica28@gmail.com. Other events can be arranged directly with the management.
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