• Duration: Finish time: 10pm
  • Tickets: £15: fundraising for Oxford & District Mencap
  • Company: Voice Box Choir
  • Ages: All ages

Details

Come! See and hear Voice Box Choir – Songs and drama from classics to music hall, performed with skill, verve and sophistication. Soft folk lullabies, lively musical theatre, inspired gospel and some polished and well loved classical masterpieces.  This concert will combine the choral sound with the drama of musical theatre and music hall – one might say  ‘Two concerts for the price of one’.

A concert of two halves! Embracing this quixotic quorum of quality songsters, prodigiously primed to produce an evening of musical magnificence, mesmerizing melodrama  and mellifluous melody, featuring solo artistes, ensembles and other such animals!

All monies raised will go to Oxford & District Mencap. 

About Voice Box

Voice Box Choir was formed in 2004 by Lesley Morris and Keith Harris. The choir, a lively and energetic group, which now has around 50 members, performs a wide repertoire of songs from different repertoires – Musical Theatre, Folk, Classical, Contemporary, Gospel and Music Hall. They have  performed at venues all around Oxfordshire – churches, farms, concert halls, including Chipping Norton Theatre and taken part in festivals and street music.

Over the years they have toured and sung in Italy, Germany. France and Belgium. They love new challenges and have also raised thousands of pounds for local, National and International charities. Performances include the whole choir, some smaller groups and an impressive variety of solo voices.

Director: Sue MacMillan
Musical Director: Lesley Morris
Accompanist: Keith Harris

Parking & Access

Parking

There are a number of Blue Badge parking spaces nearby on Beaumont Street, and more on New Inn Hall Street and St Giles.

The closest car park is Gloucester Green Car Park, accessed via Gloucester Street.

If you have any questions or concerns, the City Council’s Access Officer can be reached at 01865 249811.

Car parks in Oxford Blue Badge information Public transport in Oxford

Access

Patrons with a disability are eligible for one free companion ticket with their booking. To book this, contact the ticket office: tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk or 01865 263990.

There are two entrances to the Old Fire Station: 40 George Street via the foyer, and on Gloucester Green via the shop. Both are step-free. If you are coming to a show, we ask that you use the George Street entrance, as the Gloucester Green entrance is not always open.

There is level entry to the foyer of the Old Fire Station, and step-free access to the main Theatre (where most shows take place) and Studio space via lift. All spaces in the building are wheelchair-accessible via lift apart from the Theatre balcony and the Loft. If an event is in the Loft, this will be clearly stated on the event’s web page.

If you are a wheelchair user attending a sit-down show, space will be reserved for you. If you are attending a standing gig, please contact us (call Alex on 01865 263980 or e-mail tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk) and we will talk with you about your needs.

There are six steps leading up to the Loft space. If you would like to discuss hire of the space, or any of the events taking place in the Loft, please get in touch.

We try to programme as much accessible work as we can.

Captioned shows

Too Pretty To Punch, Saturday 22 February, 7.30pm. Click here.

The Glass Will Shatter, Wednesday 15 April, 7.30pm. Click here.

Jeremiah, Wednesday 6 May, 7.30pm. Click here.

BSL-interpreted performances

Juliet & Romeo, Friday 27 March, 7.30pm. Click here.

Medicine’s Monstrous Daughters, Thursday 16 April, 7.30pm. This show also has pre-recorded audio description tracks available. Click here.

Video

A video showing the foyer, the theatre door and the accessible toilet, from the George Street entrance.

Facilities

Accessible toilet
There is an accessible toilet on the ground floor, accessible via platform lift. Other toilets are in the basement (accessible via lift).

Hearing assistance system
The Theatre is equipped with a hearing assistance system. If you have any questions about using it, please e-mail us at info@oldfirestation.org.uk or phone 01865 263980.

Assistance dogs
All types of assistance and guide dogs are welcome at the Old Fire Station. It would be great if you could let us know in advance if you will be bringing a working dog to any performances – just e-mail info@oldfirestation.org.uk.

Strobe lighting
We will warn visitors on the website and in the foyer of the venue if a performance is going to contain strobe lighting. If lighting affects you, and you have any concerns, please call Alex on 01865 263980 or e-mail info@oldfirestation.org.uk.