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Art is for everyone. Everyone has potential.

An arts centre in the heart of Oxford, showcasing the best of local and international performance and artwork, which takes a risk and entertains.

"I talked to people, and they said, “Why do you need the arts?”  but that's the bit that makes you a real person, and not a statistic."

Read Krissie's story and find out how we work with people facing tough times.

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Working with artists

We support early to mid career artists from all disciplines with advice, subsidies, networks and promotion to help them become more successful.

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Latest from our blog

Audiences choose to act green!

Audiences to Chichester Festival Theatre, The Point & The Berry in Eastleigh, Farnham Maltings, The Old Fire Station Oxford and The Electric in Guildford have collectively created almost 9,000 sustainable travel plans since July...

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Drawing Club

OFS Fundraising Officer (and resident roving reporter) Ellie went along to a session of the Drawing Club, to see what it’s all about. These days we experience the world through pixels; people spend around...

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Review: Kinder

Volunteer reviewer James saw Kinder by Smoking Apples Theatre, September 2023. Having previously seen a documentary on the Kindertransport story, I was curiously looking forward to this puppet-inspired interpretation of it. So to reflect...

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Announcing: Theatre Club!

We’re delighted to announce a new way to watch shows at the Old Fire Station: Theatre Club. You might remember our call-out, this time last year, for the Programming Committee. We’ve had an amazing...

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