• Duration: 1 hour approx
  • Tickets: Standard: £5 | Pay more: £10 | Pay even more: £15
  • Company: Kuumba Nia Arts
  • Ages: 12+
  • Extras: This show is online. It will have captions.


!This event has a content warning warning +

Contains descriptions of violence towards enslaved people.

Please note: when booking, it looks like the show begins at 11pm. This isn’t the case – it is available on-demand and your link will work at any time.

A forgotten story giving one woman’s first-hand account of brutality at the height of the slave trade. Powerful and entertaining, SOLD tells true story of the enslaved Mary Prince.

Through theatre, song, music, drumming and dance, this Edinburgh award winning masterpiece of Black British theatre is inspired by the storytelling traditions of the West African griot.

★★★★★ “Unique, moving and transcendent”AskTheUshers

★★★★★ Every so often there is a piece that touches the soul. SOLD is one such show”Music Theatre Review

Audience Q&A
There will be a audience Q&A session on Monday 18 January 2021 at 7pm.
You will be sent the Zoom link in your ticket confirmation e-mail. If you want to attend, just come along!

Kuumba Nia Arts welcome any comments you may have on the show – Please send to:  kuumbaniaarts@gmail.com

Captioning by Emma Joynson.

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: tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk or 01865 263990.

We hope everyone feels welcome at the Old Fire Station. We are always working to make our venue more accessible – please do let us know if we can help.

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 the ticket office on 01865 263990 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.


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 Alex on 01865 263980 or e-mail tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk.