Oxford Events Calendar

Looking for something to do in Oxford? Whether you're a local, new in town or just cruising through we've got loads of great tips and events to offer. Find out what’s on in Oxford with our regularly updated events calendar featuring the best upcoming events in Oxford and the area.

This guide lists events at a glance, showing what’s on each month. See the highlights of What’s On for Oxford, featuring the best of things to do in Oxford – Live Music and Gigs, Family Events, Art & Culture, Food & Drink and much more. Oxford fundraisers and charity events.


Important This Event Calendar is not maintained on a daily basis and some events may have changed dates or are no longer happening. Please double-check the event websites for the most up-to-date information.

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November 2022

Write Night

10th November 2022 @ 5:45 pm - 12th January 2023 @ 7:15 pm
The Story Museum, 42 Pembroke Street
Oxford, OX1 1BP Oxford
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£11

A chance for writers, from beginner to advanced, to come and write in a friendly and informal atmosphere. Led by Isy Mead, Head of Learning at The Story Museum and winner of the 2021 Julian Lennon Poetry Prize, sessions take place in our inspiring Magic Common Room - no better environment for that extra bit of inspiration. Price includes wine, juice and nibbles. The event will run for 90 minutes. Each session starts at 5:45pm.  

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Winter Wardrobe Trail

19th November 2022 @ 9:30 am - 1st January 2023 @ 4:30 pm
The Story Museum, 42 Pembroke Street
Oxford, OX1 1BP Oxford
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Free

Book your tickets to the Galleries and see if you can spot our mini wardrobes hidden around the Galleries. Then claim your reward - because we're sure that it won't be 'always winter and never Christmas' here at The Story Museum!

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Host your very own Private World Cup Watch Party at The Randolph, Oxford

20 November @ 12:00 pm - 18 December @ 12:00 pm
The Randolph, Beaumont Street
Oxford, OX1 2LN Oxford
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£80 – £800

Watch the World Cup in style by hosting your very own World Cup Watch Party for up to 10 people in the Randolph Suite at The Randolph, the elegant hotel in Oxford’s city centre, from 20th November to 18th December. The spacious Randolph Suite features a 50” HD TV to watch all the action, a living room area with comfy sofa and armchairs, plus it offers half-time views of the City of Spires. The party package costs from £800 /…

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The Polar Express Train Ride

24 November @ 10:30 am - 23 December @ 8:00 pm
Cholsey and Wallingford Railway, Station, Cholsey and Wallingford Railway, 5 Hithercroft Rd
Wallingford, OX10 9GQ Wallingford
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£29.95

Join us at THE POLAR EXPRESS™ at Cholsey and Wallingford Railway for a marvellous, magical Christmas spectacle. Book your THE POLAR EXPRESS™ tickets today! Your magical journey will begin just like the blockbuster motion picture, with THE POLAR EXPRESS™ arriving at Cholsey and Wallingford Railway to begin your special adventure to the North Pole and back again. You’ll meet all the beloved characters from the iconic film, including the Conductor, some very talented chefs, a man no-one seems to be…

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Comic Club

26th November 2022 @ 11:00 am - 25th March 2023 @ 12:30 pm
The Story Museum, 42 Pembroke Street
Oxford, OX1 1BP Oxford
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£11

Develop your comic making skills. Awesome comic artist, Neill Cameron, will be on hand to offer helpful advice and tips. This 11am session is for children aged 8-11. About Neill Neill Cameron is a cartoonist and writer, creator of the young adult graphic novels Mo-Bot High and the instructional How To Make Awesome Comics. Since 2011 his work has appeared in the weekly children’s comic The Phoenix, where he produces – amongst other things – the dinosaur adventure serial The Pirates of Pangaea (with co-writer Daniel Hartwell),…

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December 2022

Aladdin – Kenton Theatre, Henley

10 December @ 11:00 am - 29 December @ 1:00 pm
Kenton Theatre, 19 New St, Henley-on-Thames
Oxford, RG9 2BP Oxford
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£11 – £25

It’s a new era of pantomime at the Kenton Theatre…Oh, yes it is! We are thrilled to announce that Immersion Theatre, the award-nominated company behind the Kenton’s critically-acclaimed productions of Robin Hood (2017) and Dick Whittington (2018) are back! Join the fun with what promises to be our most spectacular pantomime yet…a magical adventure you’ve been wishing for: ALADDIN! With heaps of audience participation, dazzling costumes, spectacular sets, and magical special effects, this year’s offering promises to be out of…

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Christmas Family Dance Party – Littlemore

10 December @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
John Henry Newman Academy, Grange Rd, Littlemore
Oxford, OX4 4LS Oxford
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£5

Body Politic & Dancin' Oxford invite you to a ‘hip-hopping’ daytime family disco for all the family! Featuring a live DJ, party games, bubbles and as many disco lights as we can throw at it. Join us on Saturday 3rd December, 2:00pm – 3:30pm at John Henry Newman Academy. Put on your dancing shoes, bring your little ones, and prepare to have the best disco ever! £5 or pay what you can | YouMove families go free!

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A Christmas Gala Concert

10 December @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
St Michael at the North Gate Church, Cornmarket Street
Oxford, OX1 3EY Oxford
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Free

A Christmas Gala Concert. Charity concert. Entrance is Free! A silver and note collection with be taken for The Trussell Trust (supporting food banks across the country). Choir Director: Claire Sutton-Williams. Come and listen! Come and enjoy! Come and give!

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Handel’s Messiah

10 December @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street
Oxford, OX1 3AZ Oxford
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£25 – £65

Music for Awhile ensemble is directed by Margaret Faultless Soprano – Jessica Cale Mezzo Soprano – Martha McLorinan Tenor – Jeremy Budd Bass – Hugo Herman-Wilson

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The Snowman Live in Concert

11 December @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Amey Theatre, Abingdon School, Park Road
Abingdon, OX14 1DE Abingdon
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£8 – £12.50

Join the award winning Abingdon Concert Band and guest singer Eleanor Tollan for a showing of Raymond Briggs’ popular animation The Snowman with live musical accompaniment. The performance will also include music from Disney Pixar films Encanto and Frozen, as well as other festive favourites. This family friendly performance will last approximately one hour with performances at 2pm and 4pm.

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