- Tickets: Standard: £12 | Pay more: £14 | Pay less: £10
- Company: The Listening Room
Waitress For The Bees
Waitress for the Bees is Emma Hooper’s solo project, using viola, electronics and vocals to play you songs about dinosaurs and insects that will make your heart hurt and that once won her a Finnish Cultural Knighthood. emmahooper.ca
Duotone is the alias of multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and live looper Barney MorseBrown. Like an alchemist Duotone weaves a plethora of instruments of an epic orchestral power – including his pioneering and unconventional cello playing – with a masterful use of a looper for his gentle vocals, which wraps each song in a blanket of intimacy. duotonemusic.com
Red Carousel is a string quartet (Sue Lord and Ian Vorley, violins; Emma Hooper, viola; Beth Porter, cello), formed in 2005, who write and perform their own, original material. Their chamber-pop pieces sit somewhere between The Penguin Café Orchestra and Nils Frahm and are all collaborative composed by all four members, with no pencils or staff paper allowed.
As a session group, they’ve played with a slew of brilliant musicians and groups, including Peter Gabriel at WOMAD (for an audience of 30,000); Newton Faulkner for his ‘Rebuilt by Humans’ album; The Heavy on their album ‘The Glorious Dead’ (which features on adverts for Pepsi, Guinness, major motion picture ‘Dallas Buyers Club’, and many more) and Jim Moray on his MOJO Folk Album of the Year ‘Low Culture’. They also, once, filmed an advert for BBC TV on a craggy Welsh cliff where it was very cold. redcarousel.co.uk
The Listening Room is a specially curated music night. Discover the very best sounds from acclaimed and emerging artists from Oxfordshire and beyond.
A note on ticket prices
We ask our audiences to select the ticket price the pay based note on their age or education, but on what they can afford to spend.
- 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.
If you are disabled and would like to book a companion/personal assistant ticket, please contact the box office: 01865 263990 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.Car parks in Oxford Blue Badge information Public transport in Oxford
Disabled patrons are eligible for one free companion ticket with their booking. To book this, contact the ticket office: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
There is step-free access to the Gallery – level entry through the George Street entrance, and via lift from the Gloucester Green entrance.
There is an accessible toilet on the ground floor, accessible via platform lift. Other toilets are in the basement (accessible via lift).
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com and we can discuss how to make your visit more comfortable.