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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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.

Sat 20 May

£15 / 01865 263980

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…

Fri 21 Jul

£10–£12 / 01865 263980

Sat 22 Jul

£10–£12 / 01865 263980

Bare Knuckle Parade

Celtic folk with rock and punk undertones.

Sat 8 Apr

Bound

Justice in Motion presents a thought-provoking dynamic fusion of movement, music, projection and circus inspired by true accounts of human trafficking.

Fri 2 Jun

£10–£12 / 01865 263980

Sat 3 Jun

£10–£12 / 01865 263980

Ed Patrick: Junior Optimist

  • 3 stars

Comedian and junior doctor Ed Patrick presents his debut show about what it's like working for the NHS.

Fri 5 May

£10–£12 / 01865 263980

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…

Sat 1 Jul

£5 / 01865 263980

Tue 4 Jul

£5 / 01865 263980

Sat 8 Jul

£5 / 01865 263980

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…

Sat 6 May

£10–£12 / 01865 263980

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…

Fri 12 May

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…

Sat 29 Apr

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.

Fri 19 May

£10–£12 / 01865 263980

Fri 28 Apr

£12; £10 adv / 01865 263980

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

Free / 01865 263980

Mon 8 May

Free / 01865 263980

Tue 9 May

Free / 01865 263980

…and 46 more dates until 1 Jul

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

Offbeat 2017

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…

Tue 13 Jun

£5–£10 / 01865 263980

Wed 14 Jun

£5–£10 / 01865 263980

Thu 15 Jun

£5–£10 / 01865 263980

…and 2 more dates until 17 Jun

Pareidolia

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…

Fri 7 Jul

Free / 01865 263980

Sat 8 Jul

Free / 01865 263980

Mon 10 Jul

Free / 01865 263980

…and 17 more dates until 29 Jul

Rachel Parris: Best Laid Plans

  • 4 stars

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).

Fri 31 Mar

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…

Sat 10 Jun

£10–£12 / 01865 263980

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…

Tue 23 May

£10–£12 / 01865 263980

Spring Reign

A story from the Syrian conflict: based on real-life accounts of refugees, aid workers, activists, and journalists. Ages 15+.

Thu 25 May

£10–£12 / 01865 263980

Tamburlaine

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.

Thu 13 Apr

£12 (£10) / 01865 263980

Fri 14 Apr

£12 (£10) / 01865 263980

Sat 15 Apr

£12 (£10) / 01865 263980

Tank

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.

Fri 26 May

£10–£12 / 01865 263980

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…

Sat 13 May

They Built It. No One Came.

Contemporary and surreal storytelling from Fledgling Theatre Company.

Tue 9 May

£10–£12 / 01865 263980

Trainspotting

Irvine Welsh's iconic story of heroin addicts in Leith.

Tue 13 Jun

£22 / 01865 263980

Wed 14 Jun

£22 / 01865 263980

…and 2 more dates until 17 Jun

Trainspotting

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…

Tue 13 Jun

£16–£20 / 01865 263980

Wed 14 Jun

£16–£20 / 01865 263980

Thu 15 Jun

£16–£20 / 01865 263980

…and 2 more dates until 17 Jun

Trainspotting Live

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.

Tue 13 Jun

£22 / 01865 263980

Wed 14 Jun

£22 / 01865 263980

Thu 15 Jun

…and 2 more dates until 17 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…

Thu 3 Aug

Free / 01865 263980

Fri 4 Aug

Free / 01865 263980

Sat 5 Aug

Free / 01865 263980

…and 23 more dates until 1 Sep

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…

Sat 22 Apr

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