Hall Users


Given below are details of some of the organisations who use our halls.

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Rehearsal in progress

Rehearsal in progress


Ballet in Small Spaces

Susie Crow is a very regular user of our main hall. The photgraph shows a rehearsal in progress in the hall for a project she was working on in 2011. For more information about Ballet in Small Spaces projects and classes go to the websites:-

Susie’s contact details are:-
Susie Crow
Ballet in Small Spaces
28 Victoria Road, Oxford OX2 7QD
Tel: 01865 557098
email: Susie Crow.


Oxford Academy of Dance

Oxford Academy of Dance



Oxford Academy of Dance

For more information go to the website:-
Oxford Academy of Dance
Contact Details:
Principal – Paula Nattrass,
email: Paula Natrass.
mobile: 07913 995963


Class in progress

Class in progress


Expression School of Ballet and Theatre Arts

For more information go to the website:-
Expression School of Ballet and Theatre Arts

Contact Details:
e-mail: Info.
mobile: 07956 231155


Drawing Class in progress

Drawing Class in progress


DEC Drawing Dance Group

DEC is a group of musicians, dancers and visual artists who explore the interaction between their media through improvised performance and video projection. They rehearse and host regular Drawing Dance workshops in the URC hall. For more information go to the website:-
DEC Project
Contact Details:
Kassandra Isaacson Tel: 01865 554761 e-mail: Kassandra Isaacson.
Susie Crow Tel: 01865 557098 e-mail: Susie Crow


The Habit of Art

The Habit of Art


Oxford Theatre Guild

Oxford Theatre Guild (OTG) is Oxford’s leading company for non-professional actors. Whether you are an actor, techie, director or designer you will find an outlet for your creativity with us. The URC Hall is our main audition and rehearsal venue. Look at our website to see the long list of shows that have seen the germ of an idea grow into fully fledged productions in this hall. We hold free open auditions three/four times a year (usually November, March, June/September) and rehearse in the hall for about 42 weeks of the year in preparation for our four annual shows. Recent productions include A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams at the Oxford Playhouse in March, 2014. Currently we are working towards a production of The Habit of Art (see flyer above) by Alan Bennett to be performed at Wesley Memorial Church, New Inn Hall street on 5th – 8th November 2014.
For more information go to the website:-
Oxford Theatre Guild
For information about joining contact:-
Joanna Matthews
Tel: 01865 376478: mobile: 07710 524407: E-mail: Joanna Mathews.


Meeting of the North Oxford Brownie Groups

Meeting of members of the North Oxford Brownie Groups


7th and 8th North Oxford Brownies

Both Groups meet in our large hall. They write:

Any girl aged seven to ten can join Brownies. Brownies have fun! Their
meetings are action-packed and full of games, activities and
challenges. They can also take part in community action projects,
special events, day trips, sleepovers, camps and holidays.

Girls can also extend their knowledge and abilities by working towards
Brownie interest badges covering many different hobbies and activities
from circus skills to stargazing. Everything a Brownie does is an
adventure – it’s a world of excitement, new interests and friends.

For more information go to the Girl Guide website at:
Girl Guiding
or in particular to the getting involved page on that website at:
Get Involved.


Art Class in progress

Art Class in progress


Art classes led by Cathy Landell-Mills.

Classes in the URC hall are given in ‘Pastels and Water Colour’ on Monday lunchtimes and in ‘Painting and Drawing’ on Tuesday mornings and Wednesday afternoons. For details see my website at Art Classes


Oxford Adult Learning

Classes under the aegis of Oxford Adult Learning and led by Cathy Landell-Mills

Classes in Watercolour Painting are held on Tuesday afternoons and in Life Drawing are held on Friday mornings.


Apart from regular users the halls are often required for special or occasional events. For example, friends from the Japanese community in Oxford have used our premises on occasion over the last 3 years to raise funds in support of victims of the Tsunami disaster in 2012.