- Tickets: Standard: £10 | Pay more: £12 | Pay less: £8
- Company: Ran Kan Kan
This is a standing gig. Tickets on the door will be £12/£8.
Ran Kan Kan team up again with charismatic Cuban dance teacher Ariel Rios, for a night of Cuban dance, with live music from the golden years of Cuban big bands. This 24-piece Oxford based big band bring syncopated mambos, rumba and son montuno classics made famous by Buena Vista Social Club for you to dance to.
The evening starts shortly after 8pm with a Cuban salsa class led by the infectious and talented Cuban dancer and teacher, Ariel Rios, who will get you in the mood to shake your stuff Cuban-style, and keep it caliente on the dance floor, spinning tasty Latin and salsa tunes through to midnight.
With virtuoso percussion, keyboards, bass and tres (Cuban guitar), lavish brass and woodwind, and 5-strong vocals led by Pancho Vera, Melisa Akdogan and Karla Peña, Ran Kan Kan will delight your senses.
Be warned, you will want to dance.
“Super-hot percussion keeps the audience moving, the brass section provides a lavish opulence to proceedings and the powerful vocal harmonies impress…. Thoroughly exhilarating.” – Morning Star
Cuban dance class 8pm
Ran Kan Kan first set 9pm
DJ Ariel Rios 9:45 – 10:15
Ran Kan Kan second set 10:15pm approx
DJ Ariel Rios 11pm to midnight
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: 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).
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Events in the Studio
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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.
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Chairs in the theatre
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