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An unsolvable kidnapping in an unending city. Welcome back to Even Greater London.

Critically acclaimed audio-drama Victoriocity is a detective comedy set in a reimagined Victorian past. Since its launch in 2017 it has become a firm favourite of thousands of listeners worldwide, and has been featured in The Guardian, Splitsider and Starburst Magazine.

Following a successful run of live shows in 2018, Victoriocity returns to the OFS with its brand new season, performed as live radio theatre across four nights.

Join investigative duo Inspector Archibald Fleet and journalist Clara Entwhistle as they try to unravel a brand new mystery in the unending metropolis of Even Greater London.

Victoriocity stars: Tom Crowley (The Royals), Gemma Arrowsmith (Tracey Ullman’s Show, Upstart Crow), Richard Rycroft (Game of Thrones, Bridget Jones’ Baby), Peter Rae (Dr Who for Big Finish), Jackie Smith-Wood (BBC’s Mansfield Park and The House of Eliot), Nicholas Collett (RSC), Richard Soames (Michael McIntyre’s Big Show),  and Layla Katib (Thistledown Theatre, Oxford Theatre Guild, Troika Theatre).

The evening will also feature comedy and cabaret performances from cast members and special guests. Buy tickets for multiple shows and save at least 10%.

23rd February: Episodes 1 and 2

22nd March: Episodes 3 and 4

4th April: Episodes 5 and 6

18th April: the grand feature length finale, Episode 7

10% off when booking 2 or more shows from the season
15% off when booking all 4 shows

Catch up with Victoriocity season one, and past episodes of season two, at victoriocity.com and on all major podcast apps.

‘Funny… clever, classy’ – The Guardian

‘A tale of stoic absurdity laced with mystery, murder, mad science and mayhem, Victoriocity is as inventive as a Babbage difference engine and so funny it’ll make you choke on your tea and crumpets. You will not be disappointed.’ — Starburst Magazine

‘Witty,  inventive, and refreshingly silly’ – Robert Gordon (writer of Galaxy Quest)

Not only far and away the funniest steampunk fantasy I have ever encountered, also one of the best-imagined. Victoria herself would be proud.’ – Adam Roberts (BSFA and Campbell Award-winning science fiction author)

‘Victoriocity is quick-witted, creative and refreshing, with an imaginative setting, colourful characters and very quotable one liners.’ – Podtown

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.

Car parks in Oxford Blue Badge information Public transport in Oxford

Access

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 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.

We try to programme as much accessible work as we can.

Captioned shows

The Last Noël, Thursday 19 December, 3pm & 8pm. Click here.
Too Pretty To Punch, Saturday 22 February 2020, 7.30pm. Click here.
The Glass Will Shatter, Wednesday 15 April. Click here.

Relaxed performances

The Last Noël, Thursday 12 December, 3pm & 8pm. Click here.

BSL performances

Medicine’s Monstrous Daughters, Thursday 16 April, 7.30pm. This show also has pre-recorded audio description tracks available. Click here.

Video

A video showing the foyer, the theatre door and the accessible toilet, from the George Street 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 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.