Old Fire Station

Old Fire Station
40 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2AQ
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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.

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There are 27 events at this location

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Ambreen Razia And Black Theatre Live Presents The Diary Of A Hounslow Girl

The story of a 16-year-old British Muslim girl growing up in West London.

The Anti-Slam

The Anti-Slam returns to Oxford for its fourth glorious year. Contrary to a conventional slam, where the poet with the best poem and most authentic performance is judged the winner, the Anti-Slam crowns the worst poet with the lowest score as its champion. We've challenged Oxford's finest performance poets to be…

Sat 28 Jan

£10 (£9) / 01865 263980

Bare Knuckle Parade

Celtic folk with rock and punk undertones.

Sat 8 Apr


This work is about history, stigma, about misunderstandings and misrepresentations and a woman called Beatrice.

Thu 9 Feb

£12 ( £10) / 01865 263980

Chris Wood

Chris Wood is an uncompromising writer whose music reveals his love for the un-official history of the English speaking people. With gentle intelligence he weaves the tradition with his own contemporary parables. Collaborators have included Martin Carthy, Billy Bragg, Karine Polwart and The Imagined Village. On stage…

Tue 7 Mar

£14.30 / 01865 263980

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Croft & Pearce: Croft & Pearce Are Not Themselves

The stars of BBC Radio 4's The Croft & Pearce Show and Spirit of the Fringe award-winners present their latest material.

Thu 23 Feb

Dare Devil Rides to Jarama

Townsend Productions presents a new play by Neil Gore about Clem Beckett, his unlikely friendship with literary critic, writer and poet Christopher Caudwell and the International Brigades' fight against fascism.

Thu 16 Feb

£12; £10 adv / 01865 263980

The Epstein

The Epstein are an integral part of the ever burgeoning Oxford roots/Americana scene, alongside numerous luminaries such as The Dreaming Spires, The August List, Ags Connolly, The Great Western Tears & Francis Pugh & The Whisky Singers to name but a few! They'll be playing tracks from the new album Burn the…

Sat 25 Feb

£11 / 01865 263980

The Epstein + Sean Taylor

The Epstein are an integral part of the ever burgeoning Oxford roots/Americana scene, alongside numerous luminaries such as The Dreaming Spires, The August List, Ags Connolly, The Great Western Tears & Francis Pugh & The Whisky Singers to name but a few! They'll be playing tracks from the new album Burn the…

Sat 25 Feb

Fish Eye

Theatre Alibi presents Daniel Jamieson's dark comedy exploring how the hacking of every inch of our lives has run way out of control. Ages 14+.

Tue 14 Mar

£13 (£11) / 01865 263980

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Haptic: Relating to the sense of touch, in particular relating to the perception and manipulation of objects using the senses of touch, from the Greek haptikos 'able to touch or grasp' Tacit: Understood or implied without being stated, from Latin tacitus, past participle of tacere 'be silent'. Artistic networks are…

Fri 20 Jan

Free / 01865 263980

Sat 21 Jan

Free / 01865 263980

Tue 24 Jan

Free / 01865 263980

…and 9 more dates until 2 Mar

Holy Moly & 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


A tale of unexpected friendship from Frozen Light in this multi-sensory story of discovery.

Fri 24 Feb

£10 / 01865 263980

Hope & Social

Alt.indie rock outfit.

Thu 26 Jan

£10 in advance; £13 on the door / 01865 263980

With George Montague.

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

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I Am Acrylic Jewellery Workshop

A workshop for complete beginners - or for those who know a bit about jewellery making, but would like to learn how to work with acrylic. In the two and a half hour session, Ruth & Brendan (who design and sell jewellery under the name I Am Acrylic) will teach you how to design, hand-cut, hand finish and then assemble…

I am Beast

Sparkle and Dark use puppetry to bring to life this tale of superheroes.

Sat 4 Mar

£12 (£10) / 01865 263980

Fri 28 Apr

£12; £10 adv / 01865 263980

Josie Long: Something Better

The politically astute Sidcup-born comedian, who took part in the Channel 4 show Celebrity Island With Bear Grylls as part of the Stand Up To Cancer campaign, waxes lyrical about optimism, hopefulness and the giddy joys of surrounding yourself with people you can look up to.

Thu 2 Feb

£14; £12 adv / 01865 263980

Sat 4 Feb

£14; £12 adv / 01865 263980

Paul Foot: Tis a Pity She's a Piglet

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

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Pipeline Theatre: Spillikin (A Love Story)

Pipeline Theatre's production about a woman with Alzheimer's and a robot version of her husband.

Fri 10 Feb

£12; £10 adv / 01865 263980

Sat 11 Feb

£12; £10 adv / 01865 263980

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 27 Jan

£10 (£8) / 01865 263980

Rachel Parris: Best Laid Plans

The award-winning musical comedian as seen on Austentatious, The IT Crowd and Murder In Successville presents a collection of songs, stories and stand-up about not having it all.

Fri 31 Mar

Shades of Black

Finding space and visibility for back people drives Sonia Latchford's art. Her portraits are specifically of black people. She plays on stereotypes of black people in western culture to bring her subjects into three dimensions, showing their lived experience. The black body is not only recognised, but celebrated. The…

Tue 14 Mar

Free / 01865 263980


Ambition. Subjugation. Immortality. Yellow Earth Theatre presents Christopher Marlowe's thrilling, controversial, and at times darkly comical story of Tamburlaine, the Scythian shepherd who rises to power through violence to conquer Central Asia, the Middle East, and half of Europe. An all-women company play Tamburlaine…

Thu 13 Apr

£12 (£10) / 01865 263980

Fri 14 Apr

£12 (£10) / 01865 263980

Sat 15 Apr

£12 (£10) / 01865 263980

The Vanishing Man

Show based on the Edwardian magician Hugo Cedar who is said to have disappeared forever, featuring director and performer Simon Evans and directed by David Aula.

Sat 18 Feb

£12 (£10) / 01865 263980

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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