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It’s the final evening of the Oxford Festival Fringe Preview Comedy Festival and, boy, do we have a treat for you! Tim Renkow star of Jerk (BBC) is our headliner with his new show Tim Renkow Tries to Punch Down. Tim will be supported by three hilarious members of the Oxford comedy community and the creative forces behind QED COmedy Lab: Sarah Mann, Anna Dominey, and Matthew Chadourne. It’s going to be an amazing night!

Tim Renkow Tries to Punch Down

Tim Renkow is a crippled, redneck, Mexican Jew. It’s hard for him to find a group he is not allowed to make fun of, which is insulting. In a world increasingly running on the fumes of hate and discrimination Renkow is taking on all comers in this searingly honest show. Checking his own privilege at the door this straight talking stand-up is about the big conversations. Racism, religious persecution, and babies: nothing is off the table in this bitingly frank hour. Join Tim as he tries to find a group that is off-limits and prove that he’s not the bottom of the social ladder.

Star of hit comedy series Jerk (BBC), A Brief History of Tim (BBC) and Bobby and Harriet Get Married (Viceland).

This is a part of the Oxford Festival Fringe Preview Comedy Festival, a month-long comedy festival taking place all over Oxford during July. Find more shows at oxfordcomedyfestival.co.uk.

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

Parking

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.

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.