• Duration: 1 hour approx.
  • Tickets: £6
  • Company: Kyle D Evans
  • Ages: 8+

Details

Get ready for an hour of mind-bending maths and lots of audience participation as award-winning musical maths comedian Kyle D Evans puts a twist on the t-shirts of Hanoi, explains how to win the world paper-folding championships and attempts to fit all of the UK’s rice stocks onto a single chess board (this part usually fails, but he gives it a good go!). Whether you’re a mathsphile or mathsphobe, this show brings joyous number-play to the whole family and there’s even a Fibonacci-based folk song.

Kyle is an award winning maths communicator (Famelab UK 2016) and musical comedian (Best Stand-up, Swindon Fringe 2018) with a passion for getting us all excited about mathematics.  He has performed musical/comedy maths shows for all ages at various events, such as Cheltenham & Manchester Science Festivals, Blue Dot, Green Man, Camp Bestival, London Science Museum and Edinburgh Fringe. He can be found talking to large crowds of teenagers at events such as Maths Inspiration and Maths in Action, and is an occasional contributor to Radio 4’s flagship numbers show ‘More or Less’.

Parking & Access

Parking

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 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

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.

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 info@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 info@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 info@oldfirestation.org.uk.