Details

Yonder Cloud Theatre specialise in producing plays based around health or social care issues. Their flagship drama, Analyse Thou, has been performed under various guises both in a live setting and across Zoom. Previous outings have seen the Macbeths undergoing marriage guidance counselling, Titania experiencing hypnotherapy, Hamlet being sent for bereavement counselling and much, much more. The tone ranges from high comedy to pathos and sometimes wrenching drama. In every scene, we try to stay true to the text (albeit our interpretation of it), whilst looking for psychological insights that can be backed up by professionals in the field. To this end we have partnered with local mental health organisations such as Response and Oxfordshire MIND. 

To tie in with their latest version of Analyse Thou (OFS, Friday 22nd April 2022), Yonder Cloud have created a workshop that will guide you through their unique process of turning Shakespearean text into psychological drama. In the space of 90 minutes, using script extracts provided by our workshop team,  you will have created your own short scene, featuring a major Shakespearean figure undergoing therapy. What fresh insights will you arrive at? What secrets will you uncover? Will appeal to writers, actors, Shakespeare buffs, or just interested parties! 

Part of Oxfordshire Shakespeare Festival 2022, an eight-day festival celebrating all things Bard. 

Please note: this workshop takes place in the Loft, which does not have step-free access.

Parking & Access

Parking

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.

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Access

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.

Facilities

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.