• Duration: Finish time: 10pm
  • Tickets: Standard: £12 | Pay more: £14 | Pay less: £10
  • Company: Oxfordshire Drag Collective
  • Ages: 16+ (matinee 13+)

Details

Gender is a construct.
Oh no it isn’t!
Oh yes it is!

Ever wonder what happens when you unleash a load of drag performers on a classic British genre like pantomime? You’re about to find out.

Oxford’s very own Oxfordshire Drag Collective brings you Away with the Fairies: a Queer Drag Panto. With parody songs and camp classics galore, this gender bending, ridiculously queer mashup of Jack and the Beanstalk and A Midsummer Night’s Dream promises to be a show you won’t forget in a hurry. Not to mention the addition of sentient potatoes, queer challenges to the Panto status quo and a sexy plot device.

It’s a tale as old as time, adventure loving boy trades his talking, socialist horse for a magic love spud and pandemonium ensues. Will the village ever recover? What happens when you unleash an immortal fairy couple’s version of a kid to fix the marriage on mere mortals? Will love, kindness and inclusivity prevail? You’ll have to see our show to find out. Oh yes, you will.

ABOUT THE OXFORDSHIRE DRAG COLLECTIVE
Founded in Jan 2018 by mother of the Oxford drag scene Ginger Tart, the Oxfordshire Drag Collective has been making queer waves across Oxford, fostering new drag talent in an inclusive and welcoming environment. Having performed at Oxford Pride, Queerfest and OxPHWOARd, this group knows how to put on an exciting show. They’re also not afraid to stand up for what they believe in and LGBTQ+ rights and inclusivity is at the heart of what they do. Fresh from their string of sell-out shows at the Jericho Tavern, this jaw-dropping group of dragons are here to show you that there are many ways to be queer and they are all fabulous.

POLICY
This is an inclusive space that welcomes people of all ages, genders, sexualities, races, religions and identities. We will ensure that the bathrooms are gender neutral for the evening.

We will not tolerate any kind of homophobia, transphobia, sexism, racism, ableism, fatphobia, biphobia, femmephobia, or non-consensual touching. Any behavior of this sort will result in expulsion from the event without refund. Treat everyone with respect and we’ll send that love right on back to you 🌈

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.

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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.

We hope everyone feels welcome at the Old Fire Station. We are always working to make our venue more accessible – please do let us know if we can help.

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 the ticket office on 01865 263990 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.

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