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Offbeat Festival

  |  Comedy, theatre, dance, spoken word AND MORE!

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A Moment

  |  Dance

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Sound Cistem

  |  Theatre, Dance

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Witch Hunt

  |  Comedy

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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


Richard Marsh tells us about Phoenix, his new musical. Here Saturday 29 June, 12pm. My parents were born in Oxford. I was born in Oxford, then we moved away when I was tiny to...

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Chantelle Walker, performer and writer also known as Channie B, tells us about SURGE – here 18 – 20 June for Offbeat 2019. SURGE all began while I was doing my Theatre Masters degree...

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Life Is A Circus – stories

On Sunday 19 May 2020, at 10pm, the BBC will screen Life Is A Circus – the documentary about our 2017 Hidden Spire show, Sawdust. The project is just one of the ways we work...

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ROCKBOTTOM by Doug Lucie

Doug is one of the people we work with who is facing tough times. He went to see ROCKBOTTOM recently as part of the Dancin’ Oxford festival, and wrote this poem in response: When...

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