• Duration: Finish time: 11pm
  • Tickets: Standard: £12 | Pay more: £14 | Pay less: £10
  • Company: Aliens

Details

Please note: this is a standing gig.

Following 2019’s headline shows at the O2 and Oxford City Festival, Aliens return to deliver their potent mix of rock, pop hooks, video. The band features members of Style Council & Paul Weller, Shriekback, Nadine Shah and The Bible.

Aliens were formed in Oxford as a music/film collective by composer & producer, Iain Harvie, (best known as the guitarist for million sellers, Del Amitri) and film maker, songwriter & singer, Tim May. Their second single, Desolation Angel, written with Jungle’s Fraser MacColl, was released in aid of Centrepoint, the UK’s leading youth homelessness charity, and swiftly became BBC Radio Scotland’s record of the week.  Their debut album, Terradome, received critical acclaim and was playlisted on stations around the world. www.aliensmusic.co.uk

This gig is in support of Crisis and Arts at the Old Fire Station.

Terradome is a deeply humanistic work that’s unafraid to tackle such big topics as terrorism, homelessness and war-trauma, all the time maintaining an individual response to the tragedies it depicts.” – Chris Carter, Rock n Reel Magazine

“Aliens are as vital as any more obvious rallying cry.” – Dave Franklin, Scene and Heard

Support comes from quiet disruptor Hayley Ross, with songs from her brilliant debut album The Weight of Hope. And fast rising star Indira May whose mix of Soul, Jazz and Hip Hop is gaining her audiences on stations as diverse as Jazz FM and Radio 1.

A note on ticket prices

We ask our audiences to select the ticket price they pay based not on their age or education, but on what they can afford to spend.
  – 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.
If you are disabled and would like to book a free companion/personal assistant ticket, please contact the box office: 01865 263990 or tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk

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

Disabled patrons 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.

Events in the Theatre

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).

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 the ticket office on 01865 263990 or e-mail tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk) and we will talk with you about your needs.

Events in the Studio

There is level entry into the foyer of the Old Fire Station, and step-free access to the Studio.

Events in the Loft

There are six steps leading up to the Loft space, with no lift. If you would like to discuss this to find out more, please get in touch.

The Gallery

There is step-free access to the Gallery – level entry through the George Street entrance, and via lift from the Gloucester Green 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 tickets@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 tickets@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 the ticket office on 01865 263990 or e-mail tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk.

Chairs in the theatre
Our chairs are a standard dining-chair size, measuring 40cm deep by 37cm wide, with a metal frame. Some have arms, and some do not. They are all joined together at the sides, to form rows. If this is likely to pose a problem for you, please email tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk and we can discuss how to make your visit more comfortable.