- Tickets: Free - please book your place
- Extras: Takes place at The Story Museum, Oxford
Producer Gathering will be heading to Oxford this year as part of Offbeat Festival in partnership with Marlborough Productions and the Old Fire Station, Oxford. This event takles place at The Story Museum.
Join the Producer Gathering, Marlborough Productions and Offbeat teams for a day of knowledge sharing, mutual support and provocation as we explore the role of the independent producer in the cultural sector in 2022.
Producer Gatherings are a space to exchange information, experiences, and models of working, whilst meeting others to strengthen your networks.
You can expect free training sessions led by a range of inspirational producers, and a chance to gather and offer insights into independent producing practices happening across the arts sector right now.
This event is suitable for all levels of experience and all career stages – everyone is welcome.
Full programme to be announced. Schedule 11.30-17.00 – Lunch is included, with informal social time from 17.00 and all attendees are invited to stay afterwards to see Naughty at 6.30pm (click here to book and use code PGOFFER to get £2 off).
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
ACCESSIBILITY AND FURTHER INFORMATION:
The event will be BSL Interpreted, and speakers will be recorded with either captioned videos or transcriptions shared on the Producer Gathering website afterwards
There’s step free access to the café via the Courtyard, but a small step on the door directly from Pembroke Street.
There is an accessible lift and Blue Badge parking nearby on St Aldate’s, and in Pembroke Square Blue Badge map (pdf)
We have a small number of travel bursaries to offer a contribution to travel if this will allow you to attend.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request support for travel, with any specific accessibility or dietary requirements, or for any other information.
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.
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Disabled patrons are eligible for one free companion ticket with their booking. To book this, contact the ticket office: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com and we can discuss how to make your visit more comfortable.