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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

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

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

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

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

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

Interview: All Roads Lead To Rome

Chris Dobrowolski has been Visiting Artist at the British Antarctic Survey, has created sculptures from planes, trains and automobiles, and has been described as ‘the greatest living artist in the … Continue reading

March 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Longwave preview by Catherine Love

Ahead of his autumn tour across the South East, award-winning theatre maker Chris Goode talks to journalist Catherine Love about revisiting the 2006 production of Longwave, and how it feels … Continue reading

September 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Zero Hours seems endless

During a week of frantic creativity at the Arebyte Gallery in Hackney Wick I popped over to the Yard Theatre to see a play which looked intriguing: Beyond Caring. I … Continue reading

August 6, 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

What Became of Harley Warren?

New playwright/director (and friend) Russell Anderson’s latest work is an adaptation of ‘The Statement of Randolph Carter’ by H. P. Lovecraft, and provided some genuine scares, as well as a smattering … Continue reading

July 7, 2014 · Leave a comment
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