- Tickets: Standard: £15 | Pay more: £17 | Pay less: £12
- Company: Joëlle Pappas, Cecilia Macfarlane and guests
- Ages: All ages
Part of Life Line, a three-day festival of professional, adult community and youth dance curated by Ceclia Macfarlane and Joëlle Pappas.
“Dance is the hidden language of the soul” ― Martha Graham
This evening of dance with live music is curated by Cecilia Macfarlane and Joëlle Pappas who relish the opportunity to share the passion and deep artistic values that they hold in common. Their careers as dancers, directors, teachers and mentors are rooted in the knowledge that Dance is the key to healthy living and our surviving on this planet.
“There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how valuable it is, nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.” ― Martha Graham
The three shows
Thursday 25 February, 7.30pm
An evening of dance with live music is curated by Cecilia Macfarlane and Joëlle Pappas who relish the opportunity to share the passion and deep artistic values that they hold in common. Book now.
Curious Dancing: DugOut Adult Community Dance
Friday 26 February, 7.30pm
DugOut Community Dance Group present Curious Dancing, an evening of dance created and performed by its members and guests with direction from Cecilia Macfarlane. Book now.
Ripples, Echoes…: Tac-au-Tac Youth Dance and guests
Saturday 27 February, 3.30pm & 7pm
Tac-au-Tac Youth Dance and Joëlle Pappas present two entertaining programmes of contemporary dance also featuring young dancers from the Royal Ballet School Primary Steps programme, Free Spirits with Gemma Peramiquel and Oxford Youth Dance Company. Book now.
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 email@example.com
Photo credit: Stu Allsopp
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
Disabled patrons are eligible for one free companion ticket with their booking. To book this, contact the ticket office: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com) 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.
There is step-free access to the Gallery – level entry through the George Street entrance, and via lift from the Gloucester Green entrance.
There is an accessible toilet on the ground floor, accessible via platform lift. Other toilets are in the basement (accessible via lift).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss how to make your visit more comfortable.