• Tickets: Standard: £12 | Pay more: £14 | Pay less: £10
  • Company: Oblivity
  • Ages: 14+

Details

Commander Falconer is missing the war.

Launched in April 2019, Oblivity is a critically-acclaimed comedy sci-fi podcast with thousands of listeners to date. Following a sell-out live show earlier this year, the team are returning to perform two more episodes from season one in the spirit of traditional radio theatre. No prior knowledge is needed, and newcomers are welcome!

On the remote ice plains of Pluto, decorated war hero Falconer faces her toughest mission yet: to oversee a small, dysfunctional research team. In episodes 3 and 4, romance is in the air when a plucky adventurer drops in, and a visit to another base reignites longstanding rivalries. Join us for cryovolcanoes, board game scheming, and waterslide experiments.

Featuring familiar faces – and voices – from across Oxford’s own theatre scene, Oblivity is perfect for fans of Red Dwarf and Cabin Pressure.

Support from Ed Patrick: comedian, junior doctor and host of the Comedians’ Surgery podcast.

Listen to Oblivity at www.oblivitypodcast.com and on your favourite podcast app.

“What becomes apparent very quickly is just how smart this show is and also, fundamentally, how kind. Also it’s very funny… Oblivity is a fiercely good show. The cast are all top notch, the scripts crackle with absurdity, humor and action and the show has a unique energy that’s just deeply, profoundly likable.”The Full Lid

“Raucous and touching.” – AV Club

“These characters and their dynamic is dysfunctional, but endearing, especially as they pull no punches in digging into who they are and who they can become.  But they do all that with some very classic, hysterical, sarcastic and tongue-in-cheek humor.” Audio Dramatic

A note on ticket prices

We ask our audiences to select the ticket price the pay based note 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 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.

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.

We try to programme as much accessible work as we can.

Captioned shows

The Last Noël, Thursday 19 December, 3pm & 8pm. Click here.
Too Pretty To Punch, Saturday 22 February 2020, 7.30pm. Click here.

Relaxed performances

The Last Noël, Thursday 12 December, 3pm & 8pm. Click here.

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.