We hope everyone feels welcome at the Old Fire Station. We are always working to make our venue more friendly and accessible – please do let us know if we can help.
Please have your e-ticket ready to show the usher on your smartphone, and a contactless card to pay for drinks.
Please wear a mask, if you are able to.
Several buses stop on George Street, and we are less than five minutes' walk from any bus stops near Carfax Tower in the centre of Oxford.
We are 10-15 minutes' walk from the train station, and next to the coach station.
The closest car park is the Gloucester Green Car Park. Visitors may want to consider using the Park & Ride instead of driving into the city centre.
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 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
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 email@example.com or phone 01865 263980.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss how to make your visit more comfortable.
You will be able to purchase a range of soft and alcoholic drinks from our pop-up, Covid-compliant bar.