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 23 events at this location

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Ada & The Engine

In a field where women were not expected to achieve, she excelled. In an era when women were expected to conform, she trod her own path. Born in the shadow of her father, Lord Byron, she made her own mark. Lauren Gunderson's play is full of vitality and humanity, breathing life into this important figure in modern…

Tue 19 Sep

£13–£15 / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

Wed 20 Sep

£13–£15 / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

Thu 21 Sep

£13–£15 / 01865 263980

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 23 Sep

Bah! Humbug!

Featuring a host of top talent including three-time Edinburgh comedy award-nominee JOSIE LONG, British Comedy Award nominees JONNY & THE BAPTISTS, Funny Women Finalist BISHA K ALI, New Act of the Year nominee STUART GOLDSMITH, and returning from last year's sell-out show, MC TIERNAN DOUIEB. A night of comedy to raise…

Tue 21 Nov

£15 / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

Bookbinding Workshop

Using the technique known as pamphlet stitching, learn the art of bookbinding and create your own unique book to take home. Perfect as a handmade Christmas gift or to keep for yourself! With artist Lauren Baldwin. This workshop is ideal for beginners and as an introduction to bookbinding. Ages 16+

Sat 9 Dec

£15 / 01865 263980

  • 14:00

Capturing Coral

A drawing workshop led by artist Nicola Fielding. This artist-led workshop is an exciting opportunity to explore new drawing techniques, working from coral specimens on loan from the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Participants will use a range of materials to complete a series of sketches, introducing ideas…

Sat 18 Nov

£8 / 01865 263980

  • 14:00

The Dark Room

You awake to find yourself in a Dark Room! You, the audience must choose an option. Will you: A) Find the Light Switch? B) Cry for Help? C) Go North? Come and play the world's first live-action text-based adventure game! It's a choose-your-own-adventure! So choose it! The Dark Room blurs the lines between comedy and game…

Fri 8 Sep

£10–£12 / 01865 263980

  • 20:00

Doubt: A Parable

"Doubt can be a bond as powerful and sustaining as certainty" St Nicholas Catholic School, New York, 1964. Head nun and Principal, Sister Aloysius Beauvier, welcomes Donald Muller, the first black child ever to attend the school. But when Father Flynn seems to be having an intimate relationship with the boy, her faith is…

Tue 28 Nov

£12–£14 / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

Wed 29 Nov

£12–£14 / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

Thu 30 Nov

£12–£14 / 01865 263980

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 2 Dec

Driftwood

Casus present Driftwood, a circus show exploring our innate need for human contact.

Thu 23 Nov

£10–£12 / 01865 263980

  • 20:00

Etsy Made Local - Market

The Old Fire Station plays host to Oxford's first ever Etsy Made Local: a pop-up Christmas market organised by a team of Etsy sellers in conjunction with the global online marketplace Etsy. Drop in for a range of unique handmade items, all produced locally. For more information and enquiries, contact: oxfordetsy@gmail.com

Sun 3 Dec

Free / 01865 263980

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Hummingbird

Edith Cole worked a dead-end job in a funeral parlour. Ralph Conti worked wealthy widows for a quick buck. Neither expected to fall in love. But once they did, they just kept on falling. Inspired by the true story of the 'Lonely Hearts Killers', a pair of latter-day Macbeths who gripped the imagination of 1950s America…

Fri 3 Nov

£10–£12 / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

Introduction To Modern Embroidery

Embroidery is undergoing a renaissance at the moment and can be found on everything from clothing to homewares to wall art. In this class we'll be starting right at the beginning, teaching you the basics of embroidery and a selection of building-blocks stitches. You'll then be shown how you can use these stitches to…

Sat 28 Oct

£45 / 01865 263980

  • 11:00 – 14:00

Joan

The tale of Joan of Arc told through story and cabaret.

Thu 19 Oct

£12 (£10) / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

Kindertransport

"Know your number. If you don't know it, you might forget who you are." As the clouds of war gather in 1930's Germany a desperate mother bundles her nine-year-old daughter onto a train, sending her away from danger and into the arms of strangers. In peaceful suburban 1980's England, a proud mother prepares to say farewell…

Wed 25 Oct

£12–£14 / 01865 263980

  • 20:00

Thu 26 Oct

£12–£14 / 01865 263980

  • 20:00

Fri 27 Oct

£12–£14 / 01865 263980

  • 20:00

Sat 28 Oct

£12–£14 / 01865 263980

  • 20:00

Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop

Macrame has been practised since the 13th century and is the art of using knots to create textiles. Don't be fooled though, this is a super modern craft and can be found in every super fashionable interior. We'll be starting right at the beginning of this craft, showing you how to create the knots to make different…

Sat 28 Oct

£45 / 01865 263980

  • 15:00 – 18:00

Made In Cuba Dance Night

Weaving funky rhythms into sophisticated mambos, Ran Kan Kan conjure melodies of heart-stopping beauty into the foot-tapping music of the golden years of Cuban big bands … for you to dance to. They are joined on stage by Special Guest Yelfris Valdes, the trumpet player from Sierra Maestra - one of the most iconic son…

Sat 21 Oct

£12 (£8; £10) / 01865 263980

  • 20:00 – 12:00

Paul Foot: Tis a Pity She's a Piglet

Surreal and chaotic humour from the 2013 Sydney Comedy Award-winning stand-up.

Sat 30 Sep

£14 / 01865 263980

People Of The Eye

"Of course, you shouldn't use sign language." Inspired by real events, this personal story follows a family finding their way through the Deaf world. A story about parents, about sisters, and about the complex love that binds families together. Using projections, sound, live performance, and creative accessibility, this…

Fri 24 Nov

£10–£12 / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

Ran Kan Kan: Made In Cuba

Weaving funky rhythms into sophisticated mambos, Ran Kan Kan conjure melodies of heart-stopping beauty into the foot-tapping music of the golden years of Cuban big bands … for you to dance to. They are joined on stage by Special Guest Yelfris Valdes, the trumpet player from Sierra Maestra - one of the most iconic son…

Sat 21 Oct

£10 (£8) / 01865 263980

  • 20:00

Sawdust

"I live and breathe the circus, got sawdust running through my veins…" Viva Vintage Circus is falling on hard times. The performers - from Lena the acrobat to Samson the lion tamer and the incredible, impossible Insect Girl - have become their own kind of family, determined to see the bad times out. What do you do when…

Wed 11 Oct

£12 (£10) / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

Thu 12 Oct

£12 (£10) / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

Fri 13 Oct

£12 (£10) / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

Sat 14 Oct

£12 (£10) / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

Sofie Hagen: Dead Baby Frog

  • 4 stars

Best Newcomer at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015, Sofie Hagen has been charming the UK with her spot-on comedy ever since. This is her brand new show, which we hope won't actually contain any dead baby frogs.

Thu 23 Nov

£13.20 / 01865 263980

Team Viking

Five years ago, James's best friend Tom was diagnosed with heart cancer and given three months to live. His last wish was to be given a full viking burial. This is the remarkable, hilarious, heart-lifting and outlandish story of how James actually gave his best mate the send-off he wanted. Originally developed at the…

Thu 14 Sep

£12 (£10) / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

Thomas Truax

Thomas merges a fevered imagination, solid songwriting abilities and a groovy showbiz attitude with a mad scientist's brain for weird gadgets. He travels the world performing with his evolving "band" of surreal self-made Harry Partch-esque instruments including a motorized drum machine made of bike wheels called 'Mother…

Fri 15 Sep

£14 ( £12) / 01865 263980

  • 20:00

Transcending The Signified

This summer, Arts at The Old Fire Station presents Transcending The Signified, an exhibition of vibrant large scale paintings, costumes, live cello and non-linguistic vocal performances by interdisciplinary artist Quilla Constance aka Jennifer Allen. Transcending The Signified explores daring new possibilities for…

Wed 23 Aug

Free / 01865 263980

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Thu 24 Aug

Free / 01865 263980

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Fri 25 Aug

Free / 01865 263980

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 6 more dates until 1 Sep

Working Christmas

In this city, you can be next-door neighbours, but live in totally different worlds. Omar is the only student not going home this Christmas, so he's stuck in halls alone. Jo might as well work through the holidays. Her kids don't want to see her anyway. They could both do with a friend. They could both do with having some…

Wed 6 Dec

£10–£15 / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

Thu 7 Dec

£10–£15 / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

Fri 8 Dec

£10–£15 / 01865 263980

  • 19:30
…and 15 more dates until 23 Dec

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