About Us

The Oxford Festival of the Arts is a fortnight of events across the city, which this year took place between Saturday 23rd June - Saturday 7th July 2018. The Festival offers a broad programme of performances, workshops and talks across the fields of music, theatre, art, film and literature. We aim to celebrate Oxford’s diverse communities and offer something for everyone, whatever their age, background or artistic experience.

In 2018 the Festival featured over 100 events, attracted almost 24,000 visitors and involved more than 20 city venues.

The two weeks of the Festival are simply the pinnacle of Festival activities, our education and community engagement activities run throughout the year. In 2017-18 over 3,000 children from 40 county schools were involved in projects which had some form of showcase during the Festival.

The Oxford Festival of the Arts was an initiative of Magdalen College School in 2008, and the school remains its lead sponsor.

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