It’s hard to drag up when business keeps on dragging you down. But don’t fear, Raze Collective have gathered together some renowned queer artists to give you a helping hand. We’re talking the nuts and bolts of the backend of showbiz. Think workshops on funding, marketing, contracts, producing and much much more! It will also be an opportunity for artists to network with peers and see some of the UK’s newest queer performance. A professional development day for queer artists of all disciplines to skill-up, meet-up, and Raze Up!

Workshops are £8 each, or £20 for all three. Just add one ticket for each into your cart.

£25 for all three workshops plus the performance.

£15 for one workshop plus the performance.


11 – 12:30pm Show Me The Money! Everything you need to know about budgets, funding and paying yourself
Jen Smethurst, co-director of London Trans Pride, General Manager for Sh!t Theatre and Independent producer
This workshop will teach you how to cost your act, how to write a budget and show you what you are worth, because believe me you’re worth it darling. You’ll also learn about different funding models including arts council funding. Book now.

1:30 – 3pm Book Me Please! A guide to performing professionally in clubs and theatres
Ruby Glaskin, Executive Producer for Milk Presents and Raze project manager
This workshop will take you through the different offers, deals and set-ups you may encounter as a queer performer. It will look at the differences between queer clubs, cabaret nights and theatres, and show you what resources you’ll need to sell your work. Book now.

3:30 – 5pm – Sell yourself! How to get your name out there
George Heyworth, Bourgeois & Maurice 
Make your presence known by following the useful tips in this workshop exploring how you can promote yourself online. We’ll look at how you use images, social media and networks to help spread the word about your art. Book now.

18:00 – 19:00 – Performer and Artist Network: Join Raze and other queer performers to hear from award-winning queer artists and find out what’s going on in your city! A great opportunity to learn and network

19:30 – Raze Up: New Queer Performance. An evening of exciting new queer performance specially commissioned by Raze Collective. £10. Book 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: 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 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 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

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

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 and we can discuss how to make your visit more comfortable.