An Inklings Week in Oxford > Evenings

Evenings in Oxford

  • City of Oxford Orchestra
    The Inklings loved music and frequently attended the evening concerts available in Oxford. The Oxford City Orchestra performs on summer evening in the Sheldonian Theatre, Sir Christopher Wren's first great commission and home to all official ceremonies of Oxford University.
    The Sheldonian Theatre where the City of Oxford Orchestra performs
    Holywell Music Room where the Inklings often attended concerts
  • Charivari Agréable Chamber Concerts
    Several night a week this small ensemble plays medieval, renaissance, and baroque music on period instruments in the chapel of Exeter College where Tolkien, Hugo Dyson,and Nevill Coghill spent their undergraduate years.
    Exeter College Chapel where Charivari Agréable performs on summer evenings
  • Shakespeare in the Quads
    Summer meansopen air theater in the quads of several ancient Oxford colleges. Experience Shakespeare in the evocative atmosphere of these storied walls and gardens with productions staged by the Oxford Shakespeare Company and Creation Theatre Company.
  • Theater Revivals
    Oscar Wilde and other notable playwrights are brought to the stage again in the revivals of classic modern plays in different venues around Oxford in the summer. In addition to amateur productions in the colleges, the Oxford Playhouse, the Apollo Theatre, the Old Fire Station Theatre, and Pegasus Theatre stage productions of plays and musicals from the West End and Broadway.
    Oxford Playhouse were Nevill Coghill staged Doctor Faustus with Richard Burton