• Duration: 2 hours approx.
  • Tickets: Standard: £13 | Pay more: £15 | Pay less: £11
  • Company: T(ART) Productions
  • Ages: 18+


Prepare to be teased, titillated, and a little bit tormented by our riveting roster of Sideshow, Gorelesque, and Dark Cabaret! Join us for an evening of tongue-in-cheek chaos and bloodthirsty campness that’s terrific and terrible in all the best ways.


Lou Safire
Born somewhere between London and Hell, international vaudevillian Lou Safire has been strutting their stuff across the world since 2008 as well as television and film appearances. Voted in The Top 50 Burlesque performers in the world and top 10 in the UK 2015 by 21st Century Burlesque 2015 and 2016. Lou is trained in many aspects of dance, bringing this to the stage through his routines involving striptease and fan dancing.

Mariana Trench
Mariana Trench has been performing since 2018, when they took off like a rocket! This stunning queen who has musical theatre running through her veins, is a regular of the Bristol scene and is a talented singer, comedian, and seamstress. Having recently returned from the Austin International Drag Festival where she was a featured artist, Mariana can’t wait to share her talents with Oxford.

Wanda Von Weird
Bloody Burlesquer, Peculiar Peeler and All-Around Delightful Weirdo, Wanda is guaranteed to be your new favourite Show-Ghoul. Fresh from her win of both the Audience and Judge’s Choice awards at Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival’s Legend in the Making 2022 competition, Wanda has been stealing hearts all across the UK and Ireland with her gorgeously gory brand of burlesque – and she’s got a jar of formaldehyde just waiting for yours!

Hosted by the deliciously deviant and devilishly delightful Dr Poppy Problem, Poppy’s Playhouse will bring you the perfect tonic to those dreary autumn doldrums.

The Doctor will see you now.

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: 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.


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.