Old Fire Station Blog

News, happenings and goings on from the Old Fire Station, Oxford

30 Christmases: our very own Xmas show

My name’s Jonny Donahoe. I’m a comedian, actor and writer and I’ve lived in and around Oxford all my life. When I’m off on tour, it’s where I come back … Continue reading

Featured · Leave a comment

Silver Moon

Compagnie Animotion are here on Saturday 3 December with Silver Moon, a poetic Christmas tale for ages 4 -11. We asked Hayli Clifton (picture left), artistic director, to tell us some … Continue reading

Featured · Leave a comment

In Our Hands

Smoking Apples Theatre were here back in May with the beautiful and moving CELL. We liked it so much that we decided to invite them back – come and see … Continue reading

October 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Flat 73

Flat 73 is the debut play from new company Human Story Theatre. The script was written by Gaye Poole, whose last piece Connie’s Colander sold out at the Old Fire Station … Continue reading

September 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

It’s Crumpled, Needs Ironing/Presto And Clown

Sparky Buddy Productions bring two plays to the Old Fire Station on 22 & 23 September:  It’s Crumpled, Needs Ironing/Presto And Clown. Rehearsals are underway, and we caught up with director … Continue reading

September 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Unhallowed Master

Implexa Dance Company bring new show The Unhallowed Master to the Old Fire Station on Saturday 3 September at 7.30pm. We tracked down Louise Hague, Artistic Director, to see if … Continue reading

September 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Art in Oxford this Autumn

As well as theatre, music, comedy and dance, Oxford is packed with visual art exhibitions – take a look at what’s on offer until Christmas… OVADA Warehouse, 22 – 26 … Continue reading

August 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

FABRIC: interview with Abi Zakarian

Raw, poignant and unflinching new play FABRIC is here on Tuesday 5 July, brought to us by the Marlowe Theatre Canterbury and theatre company TREMers. The show questions the shifting … Continue reading

June 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Coming up in Oxford

Summer is here! Oxford is packed with performances in the coming months – comedy, theatre, dance, the city has it all – and once again, we’re* going to flag up … Continue reading

May 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

LiveFriday: Framed!

On Friday 13 May we co-curated a LiveFriday at the Ashmolean Museum! Playground, Oxfordshire Theatre Makers, The Dead Secrets and The Listening Room – all folks who appear in our … Continue reading

May 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Marmalade 2016

Marmalade 2016 came and went in a whirlwind of social design workshops, hackathons and discussions on everything from climate change to foundational giving. Following on from last year’s Art & … Continue reading

May 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

CELL – company Q&A

After being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, Ted goes on the trip of a lifetime…and so does his pet fish. We’re delighted to welcome the highly-acclaimed CELL to Oxford, and … Continue reading

April 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Great Scott! Gonzo Moose are in town.

Gonzo Moose are returning to Oxford with Great Scott!: The true story of Captain Scott and the aliens from outer space. We talk to Mark Dawson, co-writer and performer in … Continue reading

April 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jess Thom: Biscuit Land’s On The Move!

On the 19th March 2014, I did something that was both terrifying and thrilling; I registered a show for the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. At the time I had no … Continue reading

March 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Presenting…TOAST

The Old Fire Station, North Wall Arts Centre and Pegasus Theatre have teamed up to offer TOAST, exclusive culture deals for anyone aged 16-30. We know that students and young … Continue reading

February 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Interview: Glovebox

Adrian Phillips and Mark Stratford are Glovebox, a music promotion company who present their first season of gigs at the Old Fire Station. We caught up with them to find … Continue reading

January 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Off Beat – a brand new festival

Ever thought that Oxford could do with a festival of new work to showcase some of the best fringe theatre, comedy, dance and more? Well, so did we. And we … Continue reading

January 4, 2016 · Leave a comment