Old Fire Station Blog

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

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

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

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

Staff picks for the Spring 2016 season

A new season of theatre, comedy, dance, music, workshops, exhibitions and more has been announced at the Old Fire Station. We asked the team what they were most excited to … Continue reading

December 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Oxford Fringe 2015 – OFS staff picks!

The OFS’s Oxford Fringe line-up has been curated by Tom Crawshaw of Underground Venues (who also organises the hugely popular Buxton Fringe). He’s selected some of the best local and … Continue reading

May 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Tim Key Q & A

In the run up to Tim Key’s return to the OFS  this month, we pry into the world of this radio star, film star and performance poet extraordinaire… Tell us … Continue reading

October 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

INTERVIEW: Emma Leigh Artistic Director behind MadCap Theatre’s Twelfth Night

We have a chat with Emma Leigh, artistic director of MadCap Theatre about their upcoming show, Twelfth Night It’s great to have you back at the Old Fire Station! The … Continue reading

July 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Playwright Interview with Toby Parker-Rees: The lauded talent behind the bulging ‘WAIST’

WAIST is showing on March 20th, at 7.30pm: A Splendidly Absurd Time is Guaranteed for All Tickets are on sale, and selling like hot kebabs. Click here to grab one … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

INTERVIEW: Simon Jay and Scott Payne from upcoming show, Is He A Bit Simon Jay?

Want to know more about the epic one-man comedy we have coming up this Saturday? Then have read through our interview with the shows writer Scott Payne and the shows … Continue reading

January 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tuesdays are having a revamp at The Old Fire Station

Tuesday is often said to be the worst day of the week. Memories of the weekend have become but a distant feeling of joy, overrun by the misery of Monday. … Continue reading

January 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Interview: Squadron Leader Andy Mitchell on RAFTA’s Much Ado About Nothing

This week, the Royal Air Force Theatrical Association (RAFTA) take over the Old Fire Station and have a five show run of one of the Bard’s best loved comedies, Much … Continue reading

August 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

Interview: Emma Leigh, Artistic Director behind MadCap Theatre’s The Taming of the Shrew

We had a last minute chat with Emma Leigh, Artistic Director at MadCap Theatre, the company behind our upcoming show, The Taming of the Shrew. She shares why MadCaps picked … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · Leave a comment