Oxford Playhouse is launching a new theatre ticket membership scheme for 16-25 year olds called OPT in! OPT in! allows it’s members free, £5 and £10 tickets to a huge variety of shows, free backstage tours and access to special events. Not only that but membership cards allow you a whole host of discounts across Oxford, including everyone’s favourite restaurant Nando’s (on George Street).

The first of their special events is hosting a night where all 600 theatre tickets are available to members of OPT in! or for you to sign up that night to the scheme. Oxford Playhouse previously did this for Three Sisters and Simon Stephen’s Punk Rock. The show on offer is the brilliant Love, Love, Love by Mike Bartlett which has received excellent reviews from critics and audiences alike. On Wed 8 June the Playhouse will be transformed into a homage of Mike Bartlett’s Love, Love, Love by the Foyer and Bar being an throw back to the 80’s and the Circle Bar having the chilled out feel of the 60’s. There’ll be live Facebook updates so you can give your opinion on the night and show right there and then.

OPTin! has it’s own dedicated space on the Oxford Playhouse website under www.oxfordplayhouse.com/optin!/ which has details on the shows on offer, the discounts, relevant stuff that is happening in the theatre, a space for OPT in! members to have their say about the shows they go to see and general cultural banter. We also have a Facebook page OPT in! at Oxford Playhouse with lots of details on everything to do with the scheme and is constantly updated.

To OPT in! all you need to do is bring a passport sized photo and valid ID to the Ticket Office and you can purchase a card for £1 which is a one off payment, the card is valid until you turn 26. If you don’t have a passport sized photo you can send a picture of yourself to the email address opin!@oxfordplayhouse.com with your full name, address and contact number and we will print off the picture, then allow 24 hours before you come to collect your card.