Any OUDS registered production company is welcome to bid for a slot at the O'Reilly.

Bid documents must be submitted in electronic Form and should consist of:

  • A director’s statement outlining the artistic merit and potential of the production.

  • A producer’s statement outlining the financial situation, backing and predicted income of the production, including a comprehensive budget. Please note that we do not accept bids from production companies intending to use individuals' own personal money as funding.

  • A statement from the set designer and technician(s) identifying the set, lighting, sound etc. demands, and the logistical and manpower arrangements needed to meet them.

  • A marketing director’s statement outlining how the show will be marketed to reach a college, university and city-wide audience.

  • An Inclusion statement, detailing how your production will promote diversity and inclusion. More information on inclusion statements can be found here.

  • Where necessary, proof of performance license should also be supplied.


We welcome bids from across the spectrum of the performing arts, from Jacobean tragedies to modern musicals, ballets to realist dramas. We are particularly keen to hear from companies who:

  • Are committed to putting diversity, access and inclusivity at the core of student theatre.

  • Have considered the unique capabilities of the O’Reilly as a performance space (for more information on what makes us special please have a look at our Theatre Manual).


All bids should be emailed to emily.sinclair@keble.ox.ac.uk. You can also contact Emi with any queries.


All candidates will be interviewed by the O’Reilly Committee and the AV Technician.

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