• Duration: 90 minutes, no interval
  • Tickets: £12/£10
  • Ages: 14+


“This block is the devil’s playground, He follows the beaten and the weak.”

Louisa wakes up on lockdown surrounded by debris from last night’s blow out. Josh has vanished but she is not alone and she’s beginning to feel the heat.

From the writer of The Diary of a Hounslow Girl, Ambreen Razia’s restless new thriller, POT, reveals the hidden lives of Britain’s invisible children, adrift in the care system at the mercy of gang culture. #POTTHEPLAY

★★★★ “A prescient, timely and engaging account of gang life.” – Londontheatre1

★★★★ “Acutely observed morality tale” – The Reviews Hub

★★★★ “Totally engaging”Theatre News

★★★★ “Incredible writing…a thriller, almost a classic edge-of-seat whodunnit.” – Everything Theatre

“Expect authentic voices, exceptional performances, and theatre which delves beyond surface expectations and preconceptions.”  – The Panoptic

★★★★ “Sophisticated, moving and often very funny” – The Stage on The Diary Of A Hounslow Girl

★★★★ “An absolute must-see” – Everything Theatre on The Diary Of A Hounslow Girl

Written by Ambreen Razia, Directed by Sophie Moniram, Produced by Rua Arts. Commissioned by Ovahouse, Supported by Stratford Circus Arts. Funded by Arts Council England National Lottery Grant.

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.