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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

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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Our LED lights are stealing the show

Our Fundraising Officer Ellie has been on the hunt for stories from across the Old Fire Station. Today, she tells us about the new LED lights in the theatre: There’s no doubt about it,...

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