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 25 events at this location

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Above The Mealy-Mouthed Sea

A woman stands in front of a microphone. She can't remember the punchline. Fusing poetry and song, award-winning Unholy Mess return with a funny, strange and poignant play about growing up and inescapable truths. Performance poet Jemima Foxtrot takes you on a powerful journey exploring memory, childhood and what happens…

Thu 15 Feb 2018

£10–£12 / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

Andy Zaltzman

Political satire from the writer and radio regular, who responds to timely themes of national identity, hope, fear and live action democracy.

Tue 23 Jan 2018

£12 / 01865 263980

  • 20:00

At The End We Begin

Following it's creation on Studio Wayne McGregor's 2017 FreeSpace Program and first UK Tour, Richard Chappell Dance presents At the end we begin. The company's dynamic, compelling and first full length work uses T.S. Eliot's classic series Four Quartets as a point of departure by representing each poem with four arresting…

Thu 8 Mar 2018

£10–£12 / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

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 2018

£11–£13 / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

Sat 21 Apr 2018

£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 2018

£5 / 01865 263980

  • 17:00

The Best Of Jonny And The Baptists

Critically acclaimed, multi-award nominated Oxford-bred musical comedy stars Jonny & the Baptists present a riotous celebration of their first five years. A joyous night of silly songs and satirical anthems from the iTunes Comedy Chart-toppers and Radio 4 comedy regulars. This exclusive hometown show is performed with…

Thu 8 Feb 2018

£11–£13.50 / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

Fri 9 Feb 2018

£11–£13.50 / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

Buenos Dias Dictador

Sonia Boue is an Anglo-Spanish multiform artist. In Buenos Dias Dictador! she explores the duality of a childhood divided between schooldays in Birmingham, and holidays in Barcelona - which was then under Franco's dictatorship. As a child she was unaware of the repressive regime. This exhibition is an attempt to look back…

Fri 12 Jan 2018

Free / 01865 263980

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sat 13 Jan 2018

Free / 01865 263980

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Tue 16 Jan 2018

Free / 01865 263980

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 24 more dates until 17 Feb 2018

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 2018

£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 2018

Free / 01865 263980

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sat 7 Apr 2018

Free / 01865 263980

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Tue 10 Apr 2018

Free / 01865 263980

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 29 more dates until 19 May 2018

Dry

Life in the Cotswolds is good, and hard working James and Ellen Wilson enjoy relaxing with a drink, or two, or three, and often entertain friends with good food and quite a few bottles of good wine. Where does this drinking stop, or does it? And how does teenage daughter Chloe cope with the cracks appearing in the…

Thu 11 Jan 2018

£5 / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

Fri 12 Jan 2018

£5 / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

Sat 13 Jan 2018

£5 / 01865 263980

  • 12:00
  • 19:30

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 2018

£6–£10 / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

Fri 23 Feb 2018

£6–£10 / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

Sat 24 Feb 2018

£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 2018

£12–£14 / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

I'd Be Lost Without It

We all exist somewhere online, whether we know it or not: a virtual trace, an online persona, a trail of clicks and searches laying claim to who we are. I'd Be Lost Without It explores our 21st century addiction to technology, where our hunger for 'likes' and 'shares' is distancing us from ourselves and one another. In an…

Fri 16 Mar 2018

£10–£12 / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

Manwatching

A frank show written by an anonymous woman which is read aloud by an unprepared male comedian. The subject is female desire. Presented by The Royal Court Theatre. Directed by Lucy Morrison.

Sat 10 Feb 2018

£10–£12 / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

Mark Thomas: Showtime From The Frontline

The comedian offers a preview of his latest show, inspired by performing in a pop-up comedy club in the West Bank town of Jenin. With support from Jenin Freedom Theatre actors and comedians Faisal Abualheja and Alaa Shehada. Directed by Joe Douglas.

Sat 3 Feb 2018

£12–£16 / 01865 263980

  • 20:00

Nathan And Ida's Hot Dog Stand

Nathan and Ida Hardwerker leave the old country to build a better life for themselves in the New World: taking with them nothing but a will to succeed and a secret recipe for sauce. Encountering villains and vaudevillians, they go on a surreal journey through life, love, death and danger as they chase their dream of…

Fri 5 Jan 2018

£10–£12 / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

Sat 6 Jan 2018

£10–£12 / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

Oxfordshire Mind Comedy Gala

Join us as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Oxfordshire Mind with an evening of gut-wrenchingly brilliant comedy! This year we are putting on 50 shows for Mind's birthday and this is gig number 48, 49 and 50. Join us as we take over the Old Fire Station for a year-ending climax of comic brilliance featuring Rachel…

Sat 17 Feb 2018

£15 / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

The Psychic Project

A mind-reading show based on the true story of the Cold War's psychic spies. In 1972, the Cold War took an unusual turn. The CIA learnt that Russia was investing in mind-control research and achieving some remarkable results. Not wanting to be left behind, US scientists began a secret project to train civilians as psychic…

Fri 26 Jan 2018

£10–£12 / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

Sat 27 Jan 2018

£10–£12 / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

Rachel Parris: Keynote

Rachel has been invited to be a guest speaker at her old school, but what kind of a role model is she really? Through stand-up, character and musical comedy, she explores what messed up message she can possibly offer to impressionable young minds. Rachel is an award-winning musical comic whose songs have been played on…

Tue 6 Mar 2018

£10–£12 / 01865 263980

  • 20:00

Raghu Dixit

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

Sat 17 Mar 2018

£22 / 01865 263980

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

£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 2018

£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 2018

£12 (£10) / 01865 263980

  • 20:00

We Are The Lions, Mr. Manager!

The remarkable story of Jayaben Desai, the inspirational leader of the 1976-78 Grunwick Film Processing Factory Strike.

Tue 3 Apr 2018

£10–£12 / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

Wed 4 Apr 2018

£10–£12 / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

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…

Thu 14 Dec

£10–£15 / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

Fri 15 Dec

£10–£15 / 01865 263980

  • 19:30

Sat 16 Dec

£10–£15 / 01865 263980

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
…and 7 more dates until 23 Dec

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