Musical master of ceremonies Jools Holland and his much loved Rhythm & Blues Orchestra have today announced the run of dates and special guests of their 2013 UK tour.
Appearing on the Spring / Summer leg, which starts Wednesday 8 May in Canterbury, will be former Fine Young Cannibals front-man Roland Gift. The special guest for the Autumn / Winter tour dates, commencing 31 October in Southend, will be pop superstar Melanie C.... Read more >>
Musical master of ceremonies Jools Holland and his much loved Rhythm & Blues Orchestra have today
announced the run of dates and special guests of their 2013 UK tour. This annual jaunt across the UK will see them travel the length and breadth of the British Isles, bringing their audience-pleasing, foot- stomping ‘big band’ sound to over 50 cities and towns throughout the year.
Appearing on the Spring / Summer leg, which starts Wednesday 8 May in Canterbury, will be former Fine Young Cannibals front-man Roland Gift. The special guest for the Autumn / Winter tour dates, commencing 31 October in Southend, will be pop superstar Melanie C.
Tickets for the Autumn / Winter tour go on sale 10.00am Friday 8 February. Spring/Summer dates are currently on sale, with more to be announced soon.
Fine Young Cannibals frontman Roland Gift returns as special guest for Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra’s Spring/Summer dates for the second year running. The singer had huge success with the Fine Young Cannibals during the 1980s, with a No. 1 UK album (1988’s The Raw and The Cooked), and two No.1 hit singles She Drives Me Crazy and Good Thing – the latter also holds the honour of being the most successful record that Jools Holland has ever guested on, after it went No. 1 in 17 countries.
Three million album selling pop icon and former Spice Girl Melanie C will join the party for the Autumn / Winter dates, following in a long line of brilliant female special guests including KT Tunstall, Alison Moyes and Sandie Shaw. Melanie C’s solo musical career has seen two Number 1 singles, six Top 10 singles as well as performances on the theatre stage in Blood Brothers and Jesus Christ Superstar.
With long time drummer Gilson Lavis, vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall, and acclaimed trombonist Rico Rodriguez, along with the peerless musicianship of the rest of the Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Jools Holland will perform tracks spanning his entire solo career, as well as songs taken from his latest album The Golden Age Of Song, which has rocketed back up the UK Album Charts this week following an appearance on ITV’s The Jonathan Ross Show. The album, released in December by Rhino UK, is now at No. 11.
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All Super Seats include choice of nibble box, welcome drink and programme or theatre gift.
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Audio described by Irene Richards on Tuesday 16 December at 7.30pm
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There is level access to the box office and main foyer on George Street. Front doors to the foyer and Box Office areas can be operated automatically by a push button.
There are four wheelchair positions located at the rear of stalls with room for one companion to sit alongside. This area is accessed by our wheelchair lift, which Front of House staff will be available to assist where necessary, and would also be happy to purchase drinks and merchandise on your behalf.
Anyone that transfers from a wheelchair to a seat must be able to walk to the nearest fire exit unaided. Wheelchairs that are not needed during the show will be stored safely away by our Front of House staff.
The New Theatre is equipped with an infrared sound amplification system. To access the infrared system please request receiving equipment from the Box Office on the day of the show. The Box Office staff can provide you with a ‘pack’ which includes a sterilised headset, charged battery and a user guide for the system. We do ask that these be returned after the show to a member of Front of House staff.
Induction Loop Necklace
Suitable for persons wearing a hearing aid, the induction loop necklace is worn around the neck. Whilst wearing the necklace, switch your hearing aid to the 'T' setting and the sound is amplified. The necklace has an adjustable volume control.
This device amplifies sound through ear-pieces similar to regular headphones. Suitable for persons without a hearing aid.
We also provide a hearing loop system and run occasional signed and audio described performances. For a list of dates and shows please call our Access line on 01865 320770.
Guide, hearing and other working dogs are welcome in all parts of the theatre. If you wish to bring your guide or hearing dog to the theatre, please advise the Box Office when booking your tickets, we can then organise a member of staff to care for your dog during the performance and provide your dog with some drinking water.
Please note some shows include special effects, e.g. strobe lighting, smoke, pyrotechnics and loud bangs.
Accessible toilets are located in the main foyer and front right-hand stalls. There is an emergency call-point in all accessible toilets, should you need to call for a member of staff.
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Parking in central Oxford can sometimes be difficult so customers are advised to use the park & ride facilities when possible. For more information on parking please visit the Oxford City Council website or the Park and Ride website.
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Coaches and Mini-Buses
George Street: There is no parking or dropping off in George Street at all without a permit. A permit will be needed for coaches/mini buses to enter Oxford City Centre and will be specific to that evening’s performance with set times. There is no parking permitted anywhere on George Street. To apply for a permit, you will need to call 0845 634 4466 (Parking Shop on Speedwell Street). Coaches without a permit cannot go any further than the bus lane junction at the end of Gloucester Street.
Beaumont Street: There are various restrictions on Beaumont Street. Coaches are allowed to drop off and pick up, but for no longer than five minutes in the loading bay or the coach stop just past the Randolph Hotel on the left hand side.
If the mini bus is less than a thirteen seats (including driver) then they are able to park in the pay and display until 6.30pm.
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Telephone Booking: 0844 871 3020
Customer Service: 0844 871 7627
Groups Bookings: 0844 871 3040 (Mon-Fri 9.30am - 6pm)
Access Bookings: 0844 871 7677
Stage Door / Admin:* 01865 320760
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Monday to Saturday from 10am - 5pm on non-show days, 10am until 30 minutes after advertised performance time on show days.
Sundays & Public Holidays The box office will open 2 ½ hours before the advertised performance time (1 hour beforehand for performances beginning at 11am or earlier) and close will close 30 minutes after the advertised performance time on show days. On non-show Sundays and Public holidays the Box Office is closed
Please note that if the producers / promoters of the performances we play host to wish to synchronise the on sale time nationally and have advertised that, then we may on occasion open earlier to accommodate that.
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In Person: New Theatre, George Street, Oxford, OX1 2AG
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By post: Please send a cheque and cover letter detailing your booking requirements to Box Office, New Theatre, George Street, Oxford, OX1 2AG. Cheques must be made payable to ATG London Limited, and must be received 4 week prior to your chose performance. Please include an SAE for return of tickets.
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A selection of tickets can also be purchased from Helen and Douglas House charity shops in Abingdon, Witney, Thame, Chipping Norton and Wallingford. A £1.50 per ticket booking fee will be charged which goes directly to the charity.
Box Office Times
Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sundays and bank holidays - The box office will open two hours before the advertised performance start time and will close either 30 minutes after the advertised start time or 30 minutes after the artist takes the stage, whichever is later. If the producer of a show requests a synchronised national on sale time earlier than 10am, we will open accordingly.
Tickets can also be purchased from authorised ticket agents these include; Ticketmaster, SEE Tickets, TicketWeb, Gigs & Tours, Ticketzone, Ticketline, Trinity Street, Gigantic, LMDC and Ticket Factory. The New Theatre does not accept responsibility for tickets purchased via non official ticket agents. For example we do not accept any responsibility for tickets purchased on Ebay.
Groups and Schools 10+: Save money when booking 10 or more tickets for selected shows.
Call 0844 871 3040 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information (open 9.30am - 6.30pm).