• Duration: 2 hours plus 20 minute interval
  • Tickets: £12/£10
  • Company: Ric Nic


Step aboard the S.S. American and sail away with RicNic Oxford, as they return for their 7th year of “spellbinding” musical theatre.

Anything Goes follows young Wall Street broker, Billy Crocker, who falls in love (at first sight) with heiress Hope Harcourt. After learning that she is set to marry stuffy British aristocrat, Lord Evelyn Oakleigh, Billy stows away aboard the S.S. American with the hope of winning her heart. Joined by a variety of colourful characters who are also sailing from New York to England – including nightclub singer Reno Sweeney and Public Enemy #13, Moonface Martin – Billy risks everything for love… but will he get the girl before the luxurious liner docks in Southampton?

“With each passing year, the annual RicNic musical theatre offering stands out more prominently as a must-see in the Oxford theatrical calendar….There is so much talent in the young team…and they all pull together to create an amazingly profession production.” – From the Daily Info review of RicNic Oxford’s Sweeney Todd 2017

Featuring a host of well-known numbers including ‘I Get a Kick Out of You’, ‘Anything Goes’ and ‘You’re the Top’, Anything Goes is an action-packed, laugh-out-loud delight. Don’t miss RicNic Oxford at their best, with a production filled with tantalizing tap, sensational singing and side-splitting laughs at the Old Fire Station this summer!

“Together, they [RicNic Oxford] have created a seamless and professional show that held its audience spellbound.” – From the Daily Info review of RicNic Oxford’s Into the Woods, 2015

Ric Nic is a youth theatre company based in Oxfordshire.

Parking & Access


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


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.

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


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 Alex on 01865 263980 or e-mail tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk.