- Duration: 2 hours approx.
- Tickets: Standard: £12 | Pay more: £14 | Pay less: £10
- Company: Jericho Comedy
- Ages: 14+
Stand-up History is an evening of historical stand-up comedy. Archaeologists, historians, and professional comedians present their hysterical historical perspectives on the past. From Ancient Rome, to the history of alcohol, from bloody wars to Tudor love affairs. From ancient myths to modern stand-up riffs, from kings and glory to everything else in history’s repertory!
Previous acts have appeared on BBC Radio 4, Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week, including historians responsible for the British Museum membercast, and BBC documentaries. We’ll make sure this time-line-up of comedians has the right credentials from muddy kneed archaeologists to the sharpest stand-ups on the circuit. Previous audience members have said Who knew archaeology could be funny? Or the war of 1812?” “Entertaining, educational and hilarious”
★★★★ “An engaging pairing of learning and good humour! Please let’s have them back” – The Latest
“A nerdy and deeply charming adventure into the funnier bits of history” – Daily Info
At stand-up History If you aren’t laughing, chances are you’re learning.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01865 263990.
On 28 February, there is a captioned performance of Hymns For Robots. Click here.
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
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 email@example.com) 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.