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Join us for an evening of two of the most interesting, unique, and funny comedians on the circuit doing their solo shows!

Adam Hess – My Grandad has a Fringe

Adam ‘the laughter’ Hess is back with a show that he desperately hopes is his best yet. Just an hour of cool stand up by a guy who currently knows he’s allergic to something but isn’t sure what. He’s been on Tonight at the Palladium, Stand Up Central, Live From The BBC if that helps convince you.

★★★★ ‘For good quality gags per minute, there is no better comedian’ – The Independent

★★★★ ‘Relentlessly entertaining, full of beautiful imagery’ – Time Out

★★★★1/2 ‘One of the most out and out hilarious shows on the fringe’ – Chortle

★★★★ ‘I’ve seen few shows that are funnier’ – The Times

Glenn Moore – Love Don’t Live Here Glenny Moore

Edinburgh Comedy Award 2018 nominee Glenn Moore (Mock the Week, Absolute Radio and Stand Up Central) presents a work-in-progress new show full of the distinctive jokes and offbeat gags we’ve come to accept.

★★★★ “The best showcase of pure joke-writing skill on the Fringe” – The Guardian

★★★★ “A prolific writer of clever, distinctive gags. Brilliantly original punchlines” – Chortle

★★★★ “This is a comedian putting others to shame. A stunningly well-crafted show” – The List

This is a part of the Oxford Festival Fringe Preview Comedy Festival, a month-long comedy festival taking place all over Oxford during July. Find more shows at oxfordcomedyfestival.co.uk.

A note on ticket prices

Starting on 1 May 2019, the Old Fire Station will be moving from a two-tier system to a three-tier one.

  • Standard: This is the regular ticket price.
  • Pay more: For those who can afford to help us offer cheaper tickets to people who need them.
  • Pay less: For those who can’t afford the standard price.

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

The Last Noël, Thursday 19 December, 3pm & 8pm. Click here.
Too Pretty To Punch, Saturday 22 February 2020, 7.30pm. Click here.
The Glass Will Shatter, Wednesday 15 April. Click here.

Relaxed performances

The Last Noël, Thursday 12 December, 3pm & 8pm. Click here.

BSL performances

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.