- Duration: 2 hours approx + interval
- Tickets: Standard: £12 | Pay more: £14 | Pay less: £10
- Ages: 16+
A comedy double-bill for ROAR Inclusive Arts Festival.
Richard Stott: Right Hand Man
A debut show from a comedian who was born with Poland Syndrome making him lopsided with a misshapen hand. Following life changing surgery he now has toes for fingers on his left hand and in this unflinchingly honest show he examines body image, mental health and being disabled in an image-obsessed world. An hour of anarchic storytelling and acidic punchlines exploring how he has learnt to roll with the hand life dealt him and draw humour from what we are told is humourless.
“Heart-wrenchingly moving and unquestionably funny…I defy anyone not to be enthralled” – Evening Standard
Georgie Morrell: Eyecon
Join award-nominated comedian and one-eyed legend Georgie Morrell as she explores disability and celebrity. Ever wanted to be an icon and have everyone look up to you? Georgie didn’t but she is now and doesn’t remember agreeing to this. Or did she? Has she totally sacrificed who she is to be the poster girl of disability? As seen and heard on BBC Two, Radio 4 and Radio 5 Live. Show commissioned by New Theatre Wolsey (Ipswich).
“Riotous and side-splittingly funny.sets disability taboos alight” – Disability Arts
★★★★ 1/2 “Ballsy and uncompromising” – Reviews Hub
“Burns with fire and light” – Whatsonstage
A note on ticket prices
Starting on 1 May 2019, the Old Fire Station will be moving from a two-tier system to a three-tier one.
- 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.
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: 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
The Last Noël, Thursday 12 December, 3pm & 8pm. Click here.
Medicine’s Monstrous Daughters, Thursday 16 April, 7.30pm. This show also has pre-recorded audio description tracks available. Click here.
A video showing the foyer, the theatre door and the accessible toilet, from the George Street 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 Alex on 01865 263980 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.