• Tickets: See below
  • Ages: Adults only


Open training sessions in the Storytelling Evaluation Methodology – an evaluation approach inspired by the Most Significant Change (MSC) technique. It involves collecting stories from people about their experience of a project, and then bringing people together to discuss the stories and what we can learn from them. You can find out more about Storytelling and how we’ve used it here.

These sessions are designed for individual participants – those who are interested in learning how to use Storytelling in the context of their own work.

Story Collecting training (plus resources)

Thursday 1 June 10am-4pm
An in-depth look at the story collecting part of the Storytelling methodology, including how to guide a conversation using open questions and opportunities to put story collecting into practice. Recommended for those who intend to collect stories as part of a Storytelling evaluation.
Standard rate: £250
Pay more: £300 (this helps to subsidise our pay less offer for those that would otherwise be unable to cover the cost of this training)
Pay less: £150

Transcription and Editing training (plus resources)

Wednesday 7 June, 10am-1pm
An introduction to the principles of transcription and editing in Storytelling. Recommended for those who are interested in turning an audio recording of a conversation into a concise written story that preserves the voice and insights of the storyteller. This may be especially helpful for those who are unable to outsource transcription and editing as part of their Storytelling work.
Standard rate: £150
Pay more: £200 (this helps to subsidise our pay less offer for those that would otherwise be unable to cover the cost of this training)
Pay less: £100

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: 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.


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.