A Green Light to Reopen.
We’re delighted to announce that we will reopen in late September. You'll discover a redesigned venue, with a fabulous new theatre foyer & bar, refurbished toilets and numerous space and accessibility improvements. The OSO is going to look amazing, as befits our brilliant new Autumn Season of theatre, comedy, music and arts events.
Come to the cabaret...
By opening out all our studios into one large auditorium and setting up in a ‘cabaret-style’ layout with reserved seating, we can create socially distanced theatre that will still deliver a fabulous audience experience.
You will be able to book an exclusive reserved table for either one, two, four or six people. We are delighted to offer table service inside the theatre as an option to visiting the theatre bar. Best of all, thanks to our cabaret-style layout we can achieve viable social distancing while still pricing tickets for our standard theatre events at only £15 per person.
Given our reduced capacity we recommend you book early to secure your seats.
Book with confidence. If your performance is cancelled or COVID-19 regulations prevent you from attending, we will offer you a full refund.
The pop-up stays up!
Our ‘Pop-Up’ Café & Bar outside the OSO has been a huge success over the last month and will continue to the end of September. Open daily (times vary), there is free live music every Saturday & Sunday afternoon, plenty of seating and the best view in Barnes.
From Crisis to Drama: Supporting Our Reopening
Having been closed as a performance space since March, with no income, we are now looking to raise £25,000 to support the reopening. You can help in three ways:
Make a donation of £20 or more by card at our pop-up café and receive a free ‘thank-you’ coffee, tea or non-alcoholic cold drink.
Click here to donate online. A huge thanks to everyone who has already donated.
Sponsor a performance this Autumn, perhaps as a family or group of friends, a street WhatsApp group or a local business. Take a look at our Autumn Season and contact us at to discuss the possibilities.