One of British comedy’s most exciting talents (although she’s Danish), winner of the prestigious Edinburgh Best Newcomer Award, a cult podcaster, and now the author of the hugely successful book ‘Happy Fat’, Sofie Hagen returns to Oxford with a brand new show direct from the Edinburgh Fringe.  A show about the things you forget, the things you remember, and the things you wish you could forget. But also, there’s a bit about bums. 

An evening of brilliant stand-up from a fast-rising star. 

As seen and heard on BBC3, BBC1, RADIO 4, COMEDY CENTRAL, CHANNEL 4, TV2 ZULU

Content warning: references sexual violence.


Sofie would like her audiences to have as much information about different aspects of venue accessibility as possible. Please e-mail or call 01865 263990 if you have any questions or would like to discuss your visit. In the meantime, Sofie would like to make things clear for some specific communities:

Disability access: The performance space is fully wheelchair-accessible, and an accessible toilet is close by. We offer free companion tickets to disabled audience members – contact the ticket office to book one.

Anxiety access: If there is anything we can do to make your visit easier, please do let us know. We are happy to reserve aisle seats, let you into the space early, or make any other adjustments that we can.

Gender neutral toilets: The Old Fire Station has two gender-neutral toilets. One is on the ground floor, one is on the basement floor.

Fat access: Our chairs are a standard dining-chair size, measuring 40cm deep by 37cm wide. If you require a bigger seat, please speak to the box office and we will accommodate you (limited availability).

★★★★★ “Sofie Hagen is astounding, sparkling, and charming. The Bumswing is witty, cleverly paced and packs an emotional punch” – Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

★★★★★ ‘Hilarious… clever, touching and funny’ – The Mirror

★★★★ “An unusual and superior hour of stand-up that shifts constantly and satisfyingly beneath your feet” – The Telegraph

★★★★ “An hour of slick observational comedy” – Broadway Baby

★★★★ ‘Compelling, beautifully constructed’ – The Guardian

★★★★ ‘Impeccable control of her craft’ – The Times

★★★★ ‘Consistently funny, personal, and a slyly powerful show’ – Chortle

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.

Getting here

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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.