Old Fire Station Blog

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

Spring 2017 – staff picks

A new year, a new season of work – we asked our staff what they’re most looking forward to between now and the end of April 2017. Click here to … Continue reading

January 12, 2017 · 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

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

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

Christmas shows in Oxford

In honour of #LoveTheatreDay, we’re celebrating Oxford’s theatre scene – finish off 2015 with some of the best Christmas shows around. The North Wall Treasure Island, Friday 4 December to Saturday 9 … Continue reading

November 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Interview: Simon Tavener, director of Season’s Greetings

‘Tis the Season to be jolly…. well, for most people! Christmas should be a time for family and friends to come together and enjoy each other’s company. But peace and … Continue reading

November 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Interview: The Saturday Matinee Company

 A couple want to raise their twin children, Jen and Jake, as complete equals. But — as they grow up and move into the world of work and relationships, there appears to be more … Continue reading

September 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Coming up in Oxford

Marketing Manager Alex Coke shares her top picks of the shows coming up in Oxford this autumn and winter. We have so many small theatres in Oxford offering great-quality shows … Continue reading

September 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Interview: Cate Nunn, director of Blue Stockings

Victorian Cambridge: at the first women’s college, a group of brilliant young women are fighting for the right to an equal education, and for the chance to determine their own … Continue reading

August 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Staff picks for the Autumn/Winter season

We’re delighted to present a new season of theatre, comedy, dance, family shows and more – welcome to Autumn and Winter at the Old Fire Station! We asked the staff … Continue reading

July 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hidden Spire 2015: Before The Tempest

Today’s the day! We’re delighted to unveil the trailer for Before The Tempest: The show is part of Hidden Spire, a project which brings together a team of professional artists to make … Continue reading

July 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

ART & MONEY – where’s the CHANGE?

On 16th April 2015, artists, cultural organisations, funders, investors and entrepreneurs gathered at the Old Fire Station to debate. The meeting was part of Marmalade at the Old Fire Station … Continue reading

May 29, 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