O'Reilly Theatre

Student drama productions at Keble


The O’Reilly Theatre opened its doors in October of 2002. It is a 181 capacity theatre which performs up to four student productions every term. It has been excellently technically equipped with options for video projection as well as extensive lighting and sound equipment available to productions. We aim to offer a high quality diverse season each student term and wish to encourage any applications for hiring the theatre space in the future.

The Theatre is available for performances in Weeks 1, 3, 5, and 7, from Tuesday through to Saturday each term at 7.30pm Tuesday to Friday and 2.30pm and 8pm on a Saturday. Musical productions were not permitted in Trinity term.

For more information, including this Term's performances please go to the dedicated O'Reilly Theatre website.

How to get to the O’Reilly

The Entrance to the theatre is on BLACKHALL ROAD at the rear of Keble College in the North of Oxford. The easiest way to reach Blackhall Road is to turn into the Lamb and Flag passage from St Giles.

Terms of Hire

The Keble O’Reilly Theatre is managed by the Martin Esslin Society of Keble College. The Society invites applications in 5th week of the student term and interviews are held the weekend between 5th and 6th weeks.  There is a Technician's fee and a charge for maintenance when booking space. Funding can be obtained from the Martin Esslin Society for productions which take place in the O’Reilly Theatre.

Due to the O’Reilly’s flexible seating arrangement the theatre is also suitable for other events such as concert performances and dance performances. Non-student companies are also welcome to apply; however, there is a hire fee applicable.