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Art and Leisure in Oxford
The information presented on these Oxford pages is based on the Oxford City Centre Street Map and Guide 1999
CINEMAS: (see local press for programme details)
ABC, Magdalen Street (C2). Tel 251998 (1 screen).
ABC, George Street (C3). Tel 251998 (3 screens).
Phoenix Cinemas, Walton Street (B1). Tel 512526 (2 screens).
Ultimate Picture Palace, Jeune Street off Cowley Road (F4). Tel 245288.
THEATRES: (see local press for programme details)
Apollo Theatre, George Street (C3). Tel 244544. "All-round entertainment" with famous names, live shows, musicals, ballet and drama. Disabled facilities.
Oxford Playhouse, Beaumont Street (C2). Tel 798600. Hosts a variety of performances _ plays, operas and ballet. Disabled facilities.
Old Fire Station Theatre, 40 George Street (B3). Tel 794490. Student productions, comedy, music and professional theatre. Disabled facilities.
Pegasus Theatre, Magdalen Road (2 miles from the city centre). Tel 722851. Home of the Oxford Youth Theatre, and the venue for experimental and unusual theatre.
Burton-Taylor Theatre, Gloucester Street (C3). Tel 798600. Mainly student productions, but some small theatre companies also visit.
MUSIC AT OXFORD presents a varied programme of classical music events. Venues include the Sheldonian Theatre (D3), and Christ Church Cathedral (D4). For further details Tel 242865. To book tickets Tel 798600.
PUNTING: C. Howard & Son, The Old Horse Ford, Magdalen Bridge (F4). Tel 202643. Punts are also available from Folly Bridge during the summer.
CRUISES: Salter Bros., Folly Bridge (D5). Tel 243421. Regular Oxford to Abingdon service (a 2 hour journey, twice a day, May-September). Also 40 minute cruises along the Thames (May-September).
CYCLE HIRE: Bike Zone, 6 Lincoln House, Market Street (C3). Tel 728877. Warlands, 63 Botley Road (A3). Tel 241336.
OXFORD ICE RINK: Oxpens Road (B4). Tel 248076. Open 7 days a week.
A SELECTION OF OXFORD'S PUBS:
The Bear, Alfred Street (D3). Cosy 13th century inn. Serves good food.
Eagle and Child, St. Giles (C1). Haunt of Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.
Head of the River, Folly Bridge (D5). Good view of the river. Food served.
King's Arms, Holywell Street (D2). Very popular. Serves food and real ale.
Oxford Brewhouse, Gloucester Street (C3). Popular. Live music and food.
Turf Tavern, Bath Place (D2). 13th century. Mulled wine, garden and food.
White Horse, Broad Street (D2). Popular with Inspector Morse. Serves food.
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