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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.

Working with people facing tough times

The Old Fire Station isn’t just an arts centre. We share our building with the charity Crisis, and together we aim to help end homelessness in Oxford.

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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

Microscopic Landscapes

Crisis artist Demelza attended Chris Oakley’s Microscopic Landscapes workshop in February 2020. She tells us what it was like. We first visited the gallery to see Chris’s exhibition, Microscopy of the Union Flag. We...

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Hidden Spire 2020: writing session

Crisis artist Lucy tells us about the Hidden Spire writing day. Hidden Spire is a project which brings professional and homeless artists together to create a brand new show from scratch. Find out more....

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Interview: The Oxford Improvisers

Crisis client George interviews Dan Goren of the Oxford Improvisers. Dan, a trumpeter from the Oxford improviser’s has arranged to meet with me for an interview regarding the extraordinary music his collective produces. I...

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Director Matthew Addis tells us about Skylight, here 11 – 15 February. Skylight is nothing if not a personal play. Personal in the way that we as the cast and crew approach it, and...

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