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Oxford Performing Arts Center & Art Galleries


Oxford’s performance and concert venue accommodates 1,130  and is built in the heart of downtown. Now in its third year of operation, the Oxford Performing Arts Center has become a thriving cultural destination to locals and visitors bringing a huge variety of performances to the area. The upcoming season will present more than 40 performances year-round, at affordable prices, delivering outstanding local, national, and international talent.

  • Seating for 1,130. Venue houses state-of-the-art lighting and sound, an orchestra pit, dressing rooms, and a proscenium stage with large wing space and storage.
  • Venue is available for rental.
  • Backstage Tours: Take a behind-the-scenes look at the production areas and systems that bring each show to life. Step inside the late 1950’s jail cell in the basement of OPAC from its time serving as the police department.
  • This completely renovated venue that has served as a school, city hall, and police station has a history that goes back to the early 1900’s. Now it focuses on the arts, education, and community programs.


Arts Education is a key part of our mission at the Oxford Performing Arts Center. We have two art galleries and a history exhibition.

The Martin – Lett Gallery

Located off the main lobby, the gallery exhibits different displays throughout the year. Artists may be local or may be represented by out-of-state galleries. Most art is for sale.

Open Monday through Friday, 11 AM to 6 PM and during OPAC events

The Wren’s Nest Gallery

Our newest gallery is located on the upper level and features the work of Dr. Larry K. Martin.

Open Monday through Friday, 11 AM to 6 PM and during OPAC events

Oxford: At the Crossroads of History is an exhibition featuring history of Oxford, Alabama. The exhibit tells the rich history of our city from the 1830s, through artifacts and historical documents. The different topics showcased in the space are of the old train depot, Oxford House Hotel, Blue Springs Southern Cotton Mill, Oxford College, Oxford Lake, and pioneering families.

The Crossroads is located in the lower level of OPAC and is opened Monday through Friday, 11 AM to 6 PM and during OPAC events.


Box Office: 256-241-3322


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