21 Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1HU
The Community Works is a dynamic community hub animated by independent, purpose-led organisations in the heart of Oxford.

Now open in Frideswide Square, it is a place to eat, drink, share, connect and create. Enjoy teas, coffees and cakes from local mainstay JF, and a delicious catering offer from Lula’s Ethiopian & Eritrean Cuisine. Relax and catch up on work in the lounge, and browse through the Oxford Poetry Library shelves during their opening hours.

Beyond the lounge area, The Oxford Playhouse have a rehearsal space that will be used for their Artists-in-Residence programme and offered to local artists as a free resource. A studio unit in the back is home to Live Illustration, a cooperative of local artists supporting purpose-led organisations communicating ideas in ways that engage and inspire.

For the most up-to-date information on all of the organisations operating out of The Community Works, you can visit their websites or follow them on social media.

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Enjoy traditional, authentic, healthy Ethiopian & Eritrean food from the one and only Lula. Vegetarian, vegan & gluten-free options available.

Lula’s is open from Wednesday to Saturday, 12–3pm & 6–10pm.

Visit Lula’s website

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Oxford Playhouse

The Oxford Playhouse will run a dedicated rehearsal space offered to Oxfordshire based artists to use to develop work, as a much needed free resource in the city. It will also be used as an explorative space for the theatre’s own Artists-in-Residence programmes, to workshop and develop concepts ahead of performance as well as its rehearsals and community work.

Visit the Oxford Playhouse website

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The Oxford Poetry Library

We are thrilled to be giving the Oxford Poetry Library a long-term home in The Community Works. OPL is a free and open resource of poetry for readers of all backgrounds, tastes and ages. Browse the collection and join them for occasional events in the lounge.

The Oxford Poetry Library will be open from 4 December. Find out more.

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Live Illustration 

Live Illustration will be joining us in a private studio at the back of The Community Works. They are a cooperative of local sketch, paint, knit and media artists supporting purpose-led organisations communicating ideas in ways that engage and inspire.

Visit the Live Illustration website

…and more residents to be announced soon!


The Community Works

21 Park End Street

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