- Duration: 2 hours approx. + interval
- Tickets: Standard: £15 | Pay more: £18 | Pay less: £12
- Company: ElevenOne Theatre
- Ages: 11+
Tom and Kyra had a passionate, explosive affair some years ago, which Tom is hoping to rekindle following the death of his wife. While they share an obvious connection, a rich history and deep affection, the complications of their very different paths in life (he is an older, wealthy, successful restauranteur; she is a principled school teacher, dedicated to her students in a deprived part of London) and their very forceful personalities make reconciliation a challenging task.
Skylight is a much garlanded play from the acclaimed British writer David Hare. Justifiably lauded for the spiky, sparking dialog and chemistry between the characters, Skylight brings to the stage intense, witty, caustic and passionate drama, all while spaghetti is cooked live on stage.
ElevenOne Theatre have garnered much praise from critics and audiences for bringing entertaining, thought-provoking, contemporary plays to Oxford, including Copenhagen, After Miss Julie, and Blackbird. The perfect addition to this list, Skylight is a modern classic – funny, challenging, and utterly absorbing.
1996 Laurence Olivier Award for Play of the Year
1997 New York Drama Critics’ Circle award for Best Foreign Play
2015 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play
A note on ticket prices
We ask our audiences to select the ticket price they pay based not 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 free 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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
There is step-free access to the Gallery – level entry through the George Street entrance, and via lift from the Gloucester Green 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 the ticket office on 01865 263990 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com and we can discuss how to make your visit more comfortable.