• Duration: 2 hours approx.
  • Tickets: £12/£12

Details

In this city, you can be next-door neighbours, but live in totally different worlds.

Omar’s doing his best to ignore Christmas, but somehow he’s ended up at the messy end of another student party. Jo might as well work through the holidays. Her kids don’t want to see her anyway. They could both do with a friend. They could both do with some actual fun…

Stuffed full of love, songs and silliness, this is a sparkling new Christmas play for grown-ups, created specially for Oxford.

Working Christmas is the brilliant follow-up to the Old Fire Station’s 2016 sell-out hit Thirty Christmases, written by Drama Desk Award nominee Jonny Donahoe (Every Brilliant Thing, Jonny & the Baptists) and Vault Festival Award winner James Rowland (Team Viking, A Hundred Different Words For Love).

★★★★ Top 10 Christmas Shows 2016 ‘Warm, touching and funny’ The Stage on Thirty Christmases.

Featuring a stellar cast of actor-comedians Omar Ibrahim (Omar & Lee) and Perrier Award nominee Joanna Neary (Mitchell & Webb, Ideal). Directed by OffWestEnd Best Production Award winner Daniel Goldman (Thebes Land).

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

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.