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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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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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Announcing the £1 ticket scheme

From today, £1 tickets will be available for every show at Old Fire Station, Oxford. We already have our three-tier ticket system (standard, pay more and pay less), in which we allow anyone to...

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Review: The Ugly Duckling

Volunteer reviewer Lucy saw The Ugly Duckling in December 2022. There’s an energy that’s usually missing from matinees. An excitability. A rush in the air that swirls like snow or sugar. In contrast to...

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Review: Dido’s Bar

Volunteer reviewer Lucy went to see Dido’s Bar. She tells us what she thought: OVADA is a warehouse tucked away in the centre of Oxford. From the outside it’s a carpark. You could easily...

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You are welcome here.

Dear trans and non-binary community: whether you are an artist, audience member, volunteer, member of staff or have any other connection to the building, you are welcome here. If you feel unsafe at any...

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It’s not easy (talking about) being green

Our friends at house theatre network asked us what we’re doing about the climate crisis. Here’s what our Alex, our Head of Creativity & Communications, had to say: How do you talk about the...

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Review: Learning To Fly

OFS reviewer and volunter usher Lucy saw Learning To Fly in September 2022. Originally, I wasn’t going to write a review. With my life descending into a black hole of appointments, assessments and errands,...

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Review: Fifteen Years Of Granite

OFS reviewer and volunteer usher Lucy saw Fifteen Years of Granite, July 2022. Saturday 16 July, 6.30pm, and I have snuck away from a party to usher (and review) 15 Years of Granite, a...

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