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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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Why aren’t we doing a Christmas show, this year?

Since 2016, the Old Fire Station has produced Christmas shows for grown-ups. We identified a non-panto niche in the city’s arts offer, and with a lot of help from Arts Council England, we made...

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Review: And I’ll Blow Your House Down

OFS reviewer and volunteer usher Lucy saw And I’ll Blow Your House Down, July 2022. And I’ll Blow Your House Down is an honest, heartfelt and at-times hilarious play about family disability. It explores...

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Review: In The Weeds

OFS reviewer and volunteer usher Lucy saw In The Weeds, June 2022. Seen at the Old Fire Station on 8th June 2022, In The Weeds tells the chilling story of a Japanese scientist who...

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Becoming an anti-racist organisation

Since the murder of George Floyd, along with so many others from around the world, we have been reflecting deeply on our failure to be a truly anti-racist organisation despite good intentions. Last summer...

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Hidden Spire: The Drifting

Crisis artist Lucy tells us about the journey so far of the Hidden Spire Creative Collective. A collaborative play/an online world. The last year has seemed straight out of science fiction. Outside, a virus...

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Review: The Picture Of Dorian Gray

Crisis artist Jack reviews The Picture Of Dorian Gray. With opening scenes leaving you in perpetual confusion, it’s hard to grasp what’s to come – leaving the viewer wanting to know more, to have...

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Update: March 2021

Like many others, I’ve been thinking about the past year, the impact it has had on us all and what it means for our future. This long-ish message gives you the headlines about what we’ve been up to, what we’ve...

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Oxford Together Stories

When the COVID-19 lockdown began, Oxford Hub knew it had to act. Within days, Oxford Together had sprung up: the city’s community response to the pandemic, bringing people together to help each other. Oxford...

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The Culture Recovery Fund

We are over the moon to announce that we have been awarded £96,420 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund. The Old Fire Station is a unique centre for creativity, with our theatre,...

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#LightItInRed

On Monday 6 July, the Old Fire Station took part in national campaign #LightItInRed. The campaign was inspired by Germany’s #NightOfLight2020 and is a joint project created and managed by Clearsound Productions Ltd in...

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The Future of the Arts

22/5/20 Today the UK awoke to a hurricane of headlines about the future of arts industry, and theatre in particular. The voices of venues, thus far lost in the midst of all of the horrors which have...

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