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 18 events at this location

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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

Doubt: A Parable

John Patrick Stanley's award-winning play about a Catholic school principal who questions a priest’s ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student.

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

Avoid the postage and packaging fees and buy handmade items direct from the makers and artists themselves at this series of Etsy Made Local fairs.

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

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

Raghu Dixit

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

Sat 17 Mar 2018

£22 / 01865 263980

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

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 2018

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01865 263980

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

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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