• Duration: Ends at 10pm
  • Tickets: £12/£10
  • Company: OxPHWOARd
  • Ages: 18+
  • Extras: The show will feature strong language, adult themes and nudity.


The show that even the heavens above couldn’t stop.

It was a Thursday night. The weather: rainy. The atmosphere: electric. It was a night we would never forget. A divine spark coursed its way through the audience as they witnessed the undeniable sexual potency and pure elation manifesting on the stage before them. OxPHWOARd looked upon all that it had queered, and it was good.

But then it was cruelly cut short by some, quite frankly, homophobic weather.

But it takes more than some rain to stop us.

WE’RE BACK OXFORD! And we’re here to finish what we started. With a hot new first half and the show-stopping second half you were all dying to see, you know you don’t want to miss this.

In a glittering array of lip syncing, striptease and comedy, Ginger Tart and her cast are celebrating Oxford Pride the fabulous way. With some of the best in the subversive UK burlesque and drag scene, OxPHWOARd is an explosion of queer, neo and boundary-pushing cabaret: from the fierce and feisty to the silly and surreal.

With a kitschy approach and a killer soundtrack, this charming show promises to gleefully annihilate preconceptions about gender, race, sexuality, and what it means to be sexy in the modern day with a wry smile and a face full of glitter.

With a diverse host of drag darlings and burlesque babes, we’re asking you to think strong, think silly and think sexy. This show focusing underrepresented groups in the LGBTQ+ scene, including women, people of colour, trans people and people with disabilities. We’re reclaiming space and making it ours!

OxPHWOARd is a show celebrating the camp, queer, and eclectic. Serving fierce, funny and frisky cabaret acts, this is an electric evening showcasing burlesque and drag as you’ve never seen it before. Phwoar!

OxPHWOARd is an inclusive space that welcomes people of all ages (18+), genders, sexualities, races, religion and identities. We will not tolerate any kind of homophobia, transphobia, sexism, racism, fatphobia, biphobia or femmephobia. Treat everyone with respect and we’ll send that love right on back to you.

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


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.

A video showing the foyer, the theatre door and the accessible toilet, from the George Street entrance.


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 Alex on 01865 263980 or e-mail tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk.