• Tickets: Free - please book your place
  • Ages: 18+

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Join us for a couple of hours of drama games and script-reading to try out for the cast of new Hidden Spire show Atlantis.

You might never have done a play before, or you might have been in loads – whatever your level of experience, we want to meet you! Book your place for one of our relaxed, friendly workshops.

Atlantis will be performed 14 – 17 October 2021. Rehearsals will be daytimes and some evenings 20 September – 13 October (you won’t be called to every one). You will need to be available all day on 12 & 13 October.

Please book for just one casting tryout:

Tuesday 24 August: 6pm – 8pm on Zoom.

Wednesday 1 September: 6pm – 8pm on Zoom.

Saturday 4 September: 11am – 1pm in person, in the Old Fire Station theatre.

If you can’t make any of these dates and times, please email becs.morris@oldfirestation.org.uk and we will try to arrange a separate meeting

About the play

“May your day be dry, and your home be high.” 

A wall of water crashed over the city, so powerful nothing could stop it. House Of Noah Tours invites you to meet the people who live in its wake. 

This is a tour of Oxford – but not the one you see in postcards. Eco-warriors fight for the future, and the all-powerful Church of Noah watches over a watery parish. But what’s really going on, behind the scenes? Are your guides showing you the full story? And how can we find hope again? 

Join us to take back the city. 

Atlantis is a brand new play, created in collaboration between professional artists and members of the community as part of Hidden Spire. It has brought people together over the last tumultuous year, and the result promises to be an extraordinary moment of live theatre. 

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.