The Oxford Gargoyles

Music (a cappella, jazz)

  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


A smooth, classy, and technically dazzling show of jazz a cappella performed acoustically by students of the University of Oxford, with a set of songs by Chet Baker, The Beatles, Spandau Ballet, Duke Ellington and more! Let the Gargoyles sweep you off your feet with their signature mix of scat-improvisation and virtuosic vocal arrangements!

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Patrons enter the building via either 3 shallow steps or the platform lift. Please note the platform lift is only suitable for manual wheelchairs and not power wheelchairs. The Other Yin can be accessed via the building lift to the 2nd floor. The Accessible toilet is located on the Basement level. Please make yourself known to a member of staff (in a pink t-shirt) if you require assistance or require a specific seat.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

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  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Jacqueline Marie 28 days ago

Really enjoyed this performance by The Oxford Gargoyles. The singers sang with enthusiasm and heart. The choreography was fun and it was great to see everyone enjoying performing together. Definitely recommend!

Liz Marcus 29 days ago

A fantastic performance today from The Oxford Gargoyles who combine excellent musicianship with vocal mastery, slick choreography and wonderful stage presence. It was a really uplifting hour of music that went by in a flash, what talent!

Susie Vaughan 31 days ago

Absolutely brilliant ‘MUST SEE’ 5***** show! Flawless a cappella jazz vocals with stylish choreography and stunning arrangements. I particularly loved ‘She’s leaving home’, ‘Gold’ and ‘Chilli Con Carne’. Wonderful way to start the day!

Emma 31 days ago

I love a capella and for many years ensured that at least one a capella group formed part of my Fringe plan. However, after one too many beat-boxing heavy show full of music that I didn’t know I was going to give it a miss this year.

I’m so pleased that The Oxford Gargoyles Fringe ad promoted their classic content and that I gave them a go.

The apparently strange sartorial choice of socked-feet meant that there was no clumping about the stage to detract from their fabulous singing. Great musical choices - I particularly loved Gold and Chilli Con Carne.

Thanks Gargoyles.

ANITA BRYANT 32 days ago

Running between shows in Bristo Square, a debonair young lad in suit and tie handed me a flyer saying "this is my last one". Acapella singing, although I love it, wasn't on my Fringe agenda but I decided this was fate and bought a ticket. What a good choice! I loved their précision, original arrangements, synergy and joy. You will walk out with your feet not touching the ground and a song in your heart. And...a recipe! Go see them, a wonderful way to start the day.

Keith Hughes and MJ Moriarty 34 days ago

Great fun! Excellent, All members super talented!
The Gargoyles will put a smile on your face! Has made us SMILE for the entire performance the last 2 years we’ve seen them!

Elaine Glass 34 days ago

Energetic, fun, lively and entertaining - and those voices, just pure and silky smooth. Every single number sung was a joyous experience. One not to be missed, we loved it!

Jill Miller 35 days ago

Brilliant. Great music. Great choreography. Fun tunes. Worth every minute.

Godfrey Yu 36 days ago

Gorgeous and stylish, an absolutely mesmerising performance of scats and vocal jazz. Definitely worth a listen for jazz and a cappella enthusiasts alike.

Ralph Bannerman 37 days ago

This group are at fringe every year but once a year is not enough they are extremely talented, entertaining, charismatic and charming the audience have just as much fun as the group seem to have on stage. Their energy and love for the music they are performing is infectious definately worth the ticket price!

Thomas Vincent 37 days ago

An easy-listening show to lift the spirits. Quality entertainment.

Elfreda TW 37 days ago

Saw their first show on Monday but you wouldn’t know! Smooth blend of the voices, nicely paced & balanced program for a lunchtime show. Imaginative use of the Intimate venue with good choreo. Familiar tunes such as Animal Spirits were slick, Chilli con Carne cheeky & comedic, and a couple of super new arrangements. Definitely recommend!

Johanna Hartley 38 days ago

Absolutely brilliant a capella show. Grab a ticket while you have the chance. Saw them several years ago, loved it and the current crop are even better...

Julia G 38 days ago

Not to be missed. Really enjoyed the Gargoyles. Joyful from start to finish. Quirky, confident and sassy in equal measure and oozing talent from a loveable bunch of excellent singers and performers.

David Riley 38 days ago

Brilliant show, went with no expectations and kame out happy and smiling. Singing great made by fantastic choreography and wonderful arrangement. Top draw. Thoroughly recommend

fringe friend 39 days ago

Professional vocals offered to the audience by an ensemble of lovable individual talents. The set moves seamlessly between silly and soulful.
But this isn’t the ba ba doo naps you might associate with jazz a capella. These arrangements provide a fresh and imaginative take on timeless jazz (and sometimes other) classics.

A quintessential contribution to the fringe.

David Mason 39 days ago

Musically talented group. Good blend of voices. Highly recommended. Brilliant.

Courtenay Crow 39 days ago

Absolutely joyful show! Musically it was brilliant and also so much fun - would recommend to all.

Clive E 40 days ago

The energy, skill, and their sheer delight at performing was special to watch and the audience couldn't help but be enthralled.

I particularly like Animal Spirits.

This is a 'MUST SEE' Fringe venue'll be missing something special otherwise.
x5 Stars

David T 40 days ago

Absolutely brilliant. What a full-energy performance from such a delightful bunch of singers. Five stars without a question.

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FringeReview 33 days ago

They are simply terrifically talented and dedicated performers with great instincts and excellent musicianship.

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