8 Things to do in Oxford, March 2020 Guide
12/02/2020 11:05AM



What Interesting Things are Happening in Oxford this March?

If you’re looking for the best things to do in Oxford in March, next month, your search can stop now. Royal Oxford Hotel has taken the time to compile a list of things to do in Oxford in March with family and friends or even on your own.

Our list includes things to do with kids and things to do for free in Oxford in March, and is designed to give you some ideas for things you can do locally in the coming weeks.

Whether you live nearby, or you are planning a trip to Oxford in March, our list of Oxford events should stand you in good stead.

Let’s get started.


1. Memory Lane – Oxford’s Places of Faith

What: Moments and Memories is the Museum’s service for older people, providing a range of activities.

Memory Lane is a themed reminiscence session for older people to share memories, listen to others and find out more about the topic.

Join in and share your memories and stories of places of faith in Oxford.

Where: St Michael at the North Gate Church, Cornmarket St, Oxford City Centre, OX1 3EY

When: Thursday 5th March, 2pm – 3:30pm

Cost: FREE

Link: https://www.oxford.gov.uk/events/event/628/memory_lane_-_oxfords_places_of_faith


2. Suzi Ruffell: Dance Like Everyone’s Watching

What: Suzi Ruffell has made a name for herself by turning tragedy and anxiety into big laughs. This year she is actually happy. This show answers the question: are all stand-ups at their best when they are miserable? Fingers crossed no!

A mix of storytelling, observations, a dash of social politics and a lovely routine about a smear test. This show has everything.

Where: North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7JN

When: Friday 6th March, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Cost: Full Price: £15 / Concessions: £13

Link: https://www.thenorthwall.com/whats-on/suzi-ruffell-dance-like-everyones-watching/


3. Same Same… But Different

What: A feel-good family show mixing Kathak, hip hop, contemporary and street dance, with live music and physical storytelling, to create a playful and colourful world exploring curiosities and fears, the times we feel different and when we belong.

Where: North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7JN

When: Saturday 7th March, 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Cost: Full Price: £8 / Concessions: £6

Link: https://www.thenorthwall.com/whats-on/same-same-but-different/


4. Juliette Burton: Defined

What: Stand Up Comedy Show:

Juliette is full of contradictions: pessimistic optimist, introverted extrovert. Her life has felt like a series of "either/or" binary choices. - Success or failure? Masculine or feminine? Happy or sad? - Why does she have to choose one thing or the other? After a year of huge change, she's been forced to redefine herself and her life. Everything she thought was steadfast has vanished. Can she be everything at once? Or must we choose how we are defined? How would you define yourself?

Where: Arts at the Old Fire Station, 40 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2AQ

When: Tuesday 10th March, 7:30pm

Cost: Contact venue

Link: https://www.whatsonstage.com/shows/oxford-theatre/juliette-burton-defined_219651


5. At the Going Down of the Sun with Liz Wade

What: Liz Wade will talk about her research into the local men featured on Oxfords WW1 memorial and how this led her to write her latest book. At the Going Down of the Sun details the lives of three North Oxford men during the turbulent wartime period.

Where: Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate’s, Oxford, OX1 1BX

When: Thursday 12th March, 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Cost: £4

Link: https://www.oxford.gov.uk/events/event/637/at_the_going_down_of_the_sun_with_liz_wade


6. The Choral Pilgrimage 2020: The Call of Rome

What: 2020 marks the 20th Anniversary of The Sixteen’s annual Choral Pilgrimage tour. Since 2000, they have travelled the length and breadth of the UK, discovering some of the country’s most beautiful architecture and building relationships with wonderful communities, many of which they return to year after year.

This year’s tour focuses on Rome, a city which has inspired countless pilgrimages, and where each of the four composers in this year’s programme created some of their finest work.

Where: Christ Church Cathedral, University of Oxford, St Aldate’s, Oxford OX1 1DP

When: Saturday 21st March, 8:00pm – 9:40pm

Cost: £35 / £25 / £15

Link: https://www.oxfordplayhouse.com/whats-on/all-shows/the-choral-pilgrimage-2020-the-call-of-rome/13401?m=1&y=2020


7. Iris Festival of the Future

What: How will people in Oxford move around the city in 2050? By bus? Bike? Hot air balloon? Come to the Museum of Oxford’s stand to explore our cabinet of curiosities to see how people of the past moved in, around and out of the city. We’ll have our in-house aeronaut and a narrowboat driver on hand to tell you more about the unusual transport methods of the past, present and future. Part of the Iris Festival of the Future. Free to drop in.

Where: Cheney School Cheney Lane, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7QH

When: Wednesday 25th March, 3:30pm – 6:00pm

Cost: FREE

Link: https://www.oxford.gov.uk/events/event/638/iris_festival_of_the_future


8. Rhys James: Snitch

What: Stand Up Comedy:

In early 2019, Rhys was asked to go back to his school and inspire the Year 11s. Given that teenagers are a nightmare and there was no fee, he ghosted the teacher who had emailed. Bit of a shame really, given that he’s figured out the true circle of life, has solved parenting despite having zero children, and even thinks he can predict the curriculum of schools in 50 years. Maybe he’ll inspire some Year 11s in 2069.

Where: North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7JN

When: Friday 27th March, 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Cost: £13

Link: https://www.thenorthwall.com/whats-on/rhys-james-snitch/


So there, you have it… 8 of the best things to do in Oxford in March 2020.

If you have already started planning your visit to Oxford and need a place to stay, take the time to look for rooms at the Royal Oxford Hotel. Alternatively, take the time to call us on 01865 248432 and one of our friendly team can assist you with your booking.

We look forward to hearing from you soon and hope that you enjoy your visit to Oxford this March, whatever it is you choose to do!

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