Old Fire Station

Old Fire Station
40 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2AQ
  • Telephone 01865 263980
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  • Website www.oldfirestation.info
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Arts at the Old Fire Station

This multi-arts venue was originally a fire station from 1894–1971. Since then it has been used as a rehearsal space, nightclub, theatre and gallery before a major refurbishment in 2010. Reopening in 2011 with a shop, gallery, theatre, studios and café as well as incorporating a centre for training homeless people run by Crisis Skylight Oxford.

Conveniently situated next to Gloucester Green bus station or just five minutes walk from Oxford railway station.

Events at this venue

There are 15 events at this location

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A Berlin Kabaret!

Lady Gaga meets Brecht in this walk on the wild side of the twentieth century avant-garde! A Berlin Kabaret is a vibrant presentation of lyrical anti-war songs. Four travellers singing powerful songs, rediscovering long lost gay rights anthems and American propaganda songs. Capturing the political turmoil of the Weimar…

Fri 20 Apr

£11–£13 / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

Sat 21 Apr

£11–£13 / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

Bertolt Brecht's True Protagonists

Bertolt Brecht's true protagonists: A discussion with readings of the role of women in Brecht's life and work. David Constantine, Professor Tom Kuhn read their new translations of Brecht's poetry and join Sphinx Theatre's Artistic Director Sue Parrish to discuss Brecht's leading women.

Sat 21 Apr

£5 / 01865 263980

  • 17:00

Chris Leslie

Chris has been a multi instrumentalist and song writer with Fairport Convention for the last 21 years. He is bringing his solo show to the Listening Room on guitar, fiddle, Hardanger Fiddle and Native American Flute.The evening will feature songs and instrumentals from his solo albums as well as numbers he has contributed…

Sat 7 Apr

£10–£12 / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

Demons Land: A Poem Come True

The Old Fire Station Gallery hosts a selection of work from Demons Land: A Poem Come True. This multimedia art installation tells the story of an island, deep underneath the known world, in which a poem comes uncannily, horribly true. It features large-scale history paintings, strange denatured sculptures, and mesmeric…

Fri 6 Apr

Free / 01865 263980

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sat 7 Apr

Free / 01865 263980

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Tue 10 Apr

Free / 01865 263980

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 29 more dates until 19 May

Ending The Silence

Where are our heroes, history makers and change-makers? Why are so many not recognised in our history books or halls of fame? Ending the Silence is a protest-for-change style of theatre exploring the black diaspora experience and the struggles for justice, equality and human rights. It fuses theatre, dance, song and…

Thu 22 Feb

£6–£10 / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

Fri 23 Feb

£6–£10 / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

Sat 24 Feb

£6–£10 / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

The Glass Aisle: Paul Henry And Brian Briggs

The Glass Aisle is an astonishing collaboration between two major talents in poetry and music: acclaimed songwriter and singer Brian Briggs, frontman of the Oxfordshire indie-folk band Stornoway and poet Paul Henry. Paul Henry, who came to poetry through songwriting, performs new poems, plus new and old songs with Brian…

Sat 3 Mar

£12–£14 / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

Grace Petrie

"Hello," said Grace Petrie sweetly. "I'm a protest singer." Murmurs of approval. Actually I'm a socialist, feminist, lesbian, left wing protest singer The place erupted.' The first lines of The Guardian review of Cambridge Folk Festival 2017 A folk singer, songwriter and activist from Leicester, UK, she has been…

Fri 12 Oct

£14.30 / 01865 263980

I'd Be Lost Without It

Wet Picnic's devised drama explores our 21st century addiction to technology, where our hunger for 'likes' and 'shares' is distancing us from ourselves and one another. This is a standing show and audience members will wear headphones throughout.

Fri 16 Mar

£10–£12 / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

Rachel Parris: Keynote

The award-winning musical comedian as seen on Austentatious, The IT Crowd and Murder In Successville presents a collection of songs, stories and stand-up.

Tue 6 Mar

£10–£12 / 01865 263980

  • 20:00

Raghu Dixit

World music and Indian folk from the musician and his band.

Sat 17 Mar

£22 / 01865 263980

Richard Chappell Dance: At The End We Begin

With T.S. Eliot's classic series Four Quartets used as a point of departure, the production represents each poem with four arresting and emotionally fuelled quartets of dance.

Thu 8 Mar

£10–£12 / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

Shazia Mirza: With Love from St Tropez

The Birmingham-born stand-up returns with a new show about truth and lies, nudity, the periodic table, and how little is appropriate to wear to sunbathe on a public beach. Ages 14+.

Fri 6 Apr

£10–£12 / 01865 263980

  • 20:00

Stuart Goldsmith: Like I Mean It

The critically-acclaimed and popular stand-up returns with witty anecdotes and topical humour.

Tue 27 Feb

£10 / 01865 263980

  • 20:00

Tez Ilyas: Teztify

Cheeky, smart and subversive stand-up from the star of BBC Radio 4's TEZ Talks, BBC Two's Live from the BBC and BBC Three's Man Like Mobeen.

Thu 26 Apr

£12 (£10) / 01865 263980

  • 20:00

We Are The Lions, Mr Manager

The inspirational story of Jayaben Desai's fight for dignity in the workplace and the Grunwick Strike 1976-78.

Tue 3 Apr

£10–£12 / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

Wed 4 Apr

£10–£12 / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

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