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Join us for an evening of two of the most interesting, unique, and funny comedians on the circuit doing their solo shows!

Sanderson Jones – Work in Progess

Sanderson isn’t your normal comedian, he knows about how to start a business from scratch and all that goes into it, he also researches his audience before the event and builds their online profiles into his routine (something which developed off the back of him selling his tickets by hand!). So his comedy is multifaceted, a bit inspirational, interactive, and not to mention eye wateringly funny.

After a sold out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Jones took The Comedy Sale to prestigious venues across the UK and Australia such as the Union Chapel, the National Theatre and Adelaide Town Hall. Recognition includes a nomination for the Malcolm Hardee Award in 2011 and a nomination for the Chortle Award for Innovation in 2012.

Cally Beaton – Invisible

Invisible is an unflinching, hilarious and unexpected insight into life at an age when the world ghosts you. Cally recalls the time she nearly disappeared in Iceland (the country, not the shop). From behind the lines of the mid-life resistance she gets her shellacked claws into survival, turning gender stereotypes on their head as she goes. She won’t go gentle into that good night. She might go mental. But she’ll never go gentle. As seen on QI.

Properly funny’ – Sandi Toksvig

★★★★ ‘Clever running gags’ – TheArtsDesk.com

‘Exciting and hilarious talent’ – Time Out

This is a part of the Oxford Festival Fringe Preview Comedy Festival, a month-long comedy festival taking place all over Oxford during July. Find more shows at oxfordcomedyfestival.co.uk.

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

Parking

Patrons with a disability are eligible for the concession ticket price for each show (if applicable), plus one free companion ticket. To book this, contact the ticket office: tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk or 01865 263990.

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

Access

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.

Facilities

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 info@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 info@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 info@oldfirestation.org.uk.