Details

The Oxford Beatles are a cover band that perform the music of The Beatles, with not a wig, nor funny accent in sight!

In 2017 the band commemorated the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper album with a five night run of live performances of the album in Oxford’s Simpkins Lee Theatre. The sold out show saw the band accompanied by a 12-piece orchestra, Indian classical musicians plus their newest member, the Fifth Beatle, Greg Hooper on keyboard.

Greg joins the band again in May, at the Old Fire Station, for a completely new show.

Previous Oxford Beatles gigs have been dominated by The Beatles’ early material. Songs from the Studio Years sees the band focussing on the more complex Beatles songs that marked their transition from a live touring act to a studio band.

The show will include songs from Revolver, spanning all the way to Let It Be, a four-year period of recording that includes classics such as Something, Here Comes The Sun and Revolution.

Performing as a five-piece, audiences can expect to hear some of the more complex songs from this period, with the band reproducing the iconic Billy Preston keys parts of the late Beatles material for the first time (Get Back, Don’t Let Me Down).

Parking & Access

Parking

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

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

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 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.

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 info@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 info@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 info@oldfirestation.org.uk.