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 28 events at this location
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Andy Zaltzman: Plan Z
One half of the satirical podcast The Bugle is back with a show encompassing national identity, hope, fear and live action democracy.
As You Like It
Following the success of Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night's Dream and more, critically acclaimed MadCap Theatre Productions, return to the Oxford Old Fire Station for their 5th consecutive year! This summer join us for a hilarious romp through the forest of Arden with one of Shakespeare's best loved comedies, As…
Bare Knuckle Parade
Celtic folk with rock and punk undertones.
Justice in Motion presents a thought-provoking dynamic fusion of movement, music, projection and circus inspired by true accounts of human trafficking.
Ed Patrick: Junior Optimist
Comedian and junior doctor Ed Patrick presents his debut show about what it's like working for the NHS.
The Fourth Dog
Weddings bring the whole family together, and that's when the problems start… It's The Big Day and the Burney clan have assembled - including skeletons from the cupboard. The bride is pregnant, the groom is unsure, the mother is stressed, and the aunt is in disgrace. The grandparents haven't stopped bickering for sixty…
Great Train Robbery
In the early hours of Thursday 8th August 1963, the heist of the century was under way. Signals are scrambled, phone lines cut and millions of pounds in cash - stolen. Five days later the first clues are found, the gang is busted and the rest is history. Or was it? In their latest theatrical offering, Scratchworks take on…
Holy Moly And The Crackers
Holy Moly & the Crackers are a seven-piece 'Gypsy Folk Rock' ensemble and one of hardest working bands on the circuit with a growing and loyal fan base. Over the last two years they have toured the UK extensively, and made impressive debuts in France, Germany, Holland and Portugal. In 2016 they appeared at 27…
How We Think We Think
When Tom witnesses the suicide of a stranger he has had a chance encounter with on the London Underground, he makes it his mission to understand why the events unfolded as they did. He tears apart his own world view while trying to piece together the life and mind of a man he will never know. HOW WE THINK WE THINK is a…
James Veitch: Game Face
Responsible for the fastest ever TED Talk to reach over two million views, Veitch returns with an unashamedly geeky hour of esoteric, anarchic and Powerpoint-fuelled comedy about life, love and enabling Bluetooth.
Kazem Hakimi: Portraits From A Chip Shop
The Iranian born photographer celebrates the diverse range of characters within his city, by capturing images of customers within his chip shop against a white wall backdrop.
Sat 6 May
Mon 8 May
Tue 9 May
The Listening Room Presents Moonrakers + Martha Bailey
Some of the best local emerging bands/artists are hand-picked every season for a night of indie, folk-y music in an informal and intimate setting. So come on in, take a seat (or beanbag), grab a glass of something good and listen away… Martha Bailey is a contemporary folk musician and singer-songwriter from rural…
Tue 28 Mar
£7 / 01865 263980
Offbeat is a hive of new performances in Oxford, 23 June - 2 July 2017. It's a festival of brand-new theatre, comedy, dance, family shows, spoken word and music. It's a place for you to see something which wouldn't usually come here. It's a blind date with a show you could fall in love with. And - lucky you - it's right…
Thu 15 Jun
Pareidolia: The tendency to see a specific, often meaningful image in random marks and visual patterns, i.e. imagining a face in the moon. In Jaya Mansberger's work the painted mark is given autonomy so that it seems to take on a dramatic significance or meaning. The brush strokes teeter between signalling some form of…
Rachel Parris: Best Laid Plans
A blend of musical comedy and stand-up covering all the biggies: break-ups, children, weddings, sex and the Samaritans, from Rachel Parris (Austentatious, The IT Crowd, Murder in Successville).
The Secret Life Of The Audience
Have you ever wondered how your future will play out? Have you ever looked back at your experiences and thought, "you couldn't make that up?" In The Secret Life of the Audience, Foghorn Unscripted will combine the memories, hopes and dreams of different audience members to create a life story on stage. Watch our new…
Show Me The Money
After six years of austerity, is it even possible to be an artist and make enough money for luxuries like bread? Show Me The Money is a multimedia performance which lifts the lid on what artists do to make ends meet. It playfully mixes pop culture references, live art interjections and audience interaction, with interview…
A story from the Syrian conflict: based on real-life accounts of refugees, aid workers, activists, and journalists. Ages 15+.
Yellow Earth Theatre presents Christopher Marlowe's thrilling, controversial and darkly comical story of Tamburlaine, the Scythian shepherd who rises to power through violence to conquer Central Asia. Starring Lourdes Faberes in the title role.
Breach Theatre's drama inspired by the controversial NASA-funded 1960s experimental research into human-dolphin communication. The play follows a researcher who lived with a dolphin for 10 weeks to try and teach the dolphin to speak English.
Teddy Bears' Picnic
If you go down to the woods today, you're sure of a big surprise… Let's All Dance is back with this delightful treat for very young audiences. Combining classical ballet, physical theatre, gorgeous visuals and crystal-clear story telling, this fresh, innovative dance company pitches another production perfectly to engage…
They Built It. No One Came.
Contemporary and surreal storytelling from Fledgling Theatre Company.
Irvine Welsh's iconic story of heroin addicts in Leith.
Thu 15 Jun
This punchy production recaptures the passion and the controversy of the famous novel, then globally successful film, and repackages it into an immersive production - the audience are literally part of the show, including the notorious "Worst Toilet in Scotland" scene. Trainspotting is the story of Mark Renton and his…
Thu 15 Jun
Following a successful world tour, the immersive theatre production of Irvine Welsh and Danny Boyle's iconic film tours the UK, telling the story of heroin-addict Renton and his friends Sick Boy, Begbie and Spud.
Thu 15 Jun
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…
Wild Willy Barrett's French Connection
You won't find another band like Wild Willy Barrett's French Connection. From a Parisian cafe via a Dublin Hooley to a New Orleans party with rip-roaring fiddle & banjo. Imagine stumbling across a smoky back street bar, late night jam. Django Reinhardt & The Pogues. Robert Johnson accompanies Edith Piaf. Bob…