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SHARE Oxford are hosting a small scale Repair Cafe for sewing repairs and mechanical/battery operated electrical items on Saturday 18 September from 1-4pm at Gloucester Green market. This is in association with the CAG Oxfordshire exhibition From the Ground Up: Stories of Climate Action which is being held at the Old Fire Station throughout September

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We’re going to be offering small scale sewing repairs (mainly hand repairs and teaching you how to mend your own clothes) and mechanical repairs (think lawnmowers, strimmers, sewing machines etc) plus battery operated electrical items. We’re not able to offer PAT testing at this event but if you bring other electrical items we can do basic troubleshooting and make an assessment of whether they are worth keeping and what would be needed for a repair. This event will take place at Gloucester Green Market on Saturday 18 September from 1-4pm: look for our stalls near the Old Fire back entrance. Please book your tickets here: we’d like to manage numbers to ensure social distancing. As we are a volunteer service and we’d like to help as many people as possible, please only bring one item (or two if they’re small and you’re confident they can be dealt with in 30 minutes). Our aim is to help you to learn how to mend your own things so do come prepared to watch and learn!

If you’re not sure whether your item would be suitable for repair at this event, drop us an email at repaircafe@shareoxford.org and we’ll let you know.

Our services are free but donations to SHARE Oxford would be most welcome via our website at https://shareoxford.org/donate/

We won’t be running our own cafe on this occasion but there will be plenty of refreshment options available in the marketplace.

Parking & Access

Parking

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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Access

Disabled patrons are eligible for one free companion ticket with their booking. To book this, contact the ticket office: tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk 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 tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk) 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.

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 tickets@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 tickets@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 the ticket office on 01865 263990 or e-mail tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk.

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 tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk and we can discuss how to make your visit more comfortable.