The Purple Turtle

Unfortunately, the Purple Turtle closed at the end of 2018 after the landlords, (Oxford University), decided not to renew the lease. This location is now a lounge bar and night club.

Location and Transport

Frewin Court
Off Cornmarket Street

Frewin Court is a small yard off the west side of Cornmarket Street in the centre of Oxford, between the Gap store and the Lush shop. The entrance to The Purple Turtle is down the set of steps at the end of the yard. It is within walking distance of all the Oxford city centre bus stops and taxi ranks, and about 15 minutes walk from Oxford rail station. Parking in Oxford is very limited and there is very little parking available close by.

Information for Performers

Oxford's city centre is closed to private vehicles until 6:30 in the evening, (including Sundays and Bank Holidays) and has traffic enforcement cameras to record number-plates and issue automated fines (£60) to anyone who drives into the restricted area.