• Tickets: Standard: £12 | Pay more: £14 | Pay less: £10
  • Company: Frisky & Mannish

Details

10 years since they burst onto the scene with their wildly popular brand of musical infotainment, Frisky & Mannish are officially Pop PhDs, fully qualified to conduct scientific analyses of the molecular intersections between every pop song ever. For the first time, you are invited into their PopLab to peek down the microscope at all their latest research projects.

Have they found an effective vaccine for the contagious virus sweeping through the pop world? Who is the latest to benefit from their 80s Dance-Pop Conservation Program? Brush up on your Pop Periodic Table with the mad scientists themselves, and you’ll be able to answer academic questions yourself, like just how can Coldplay be so popular even though everyone you ask says they hate them?

Shameless Edinburgh Fringe sell-outs 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2016. International jetsetters from Shepherd’s Bush Empire to Sydney Opera House. Adelaide and Brighton prizewinners. BBC Radio 1 regulars and stars of BBC2, BBC3 & ITV. Cabarioters. Hosts of the Social Vommentary podcast.

“A riotous night out” – Guardian

★★★★“A constantly evolving force of musical nature” – Metro

“Superb and uncontrollable” – Sunday Times

★★★★★ “A complete triumph”  – Time Out Sydney

★★★★★ Time Out   ★★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News   ★★★★★ Herald
★★★★★ Daily Mail   ★★★★★ Chortle   ★★★★ Arts Desk          ★★★★ Fest   
★★★★★ Adelaide Advertiser   ★★★★★ The List   ★★★★★ The Skinny
★★★★★ Broadway Baby   ★★★★★ Gay Times   ★★★★★ Three Weeks
★★★★ Independent   ★★★★ Observer   ★★★★ Evening Standard

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.

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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.