Opportunities for Artists

We help artists make and showcase work, meet each other and share ideas. See what we currently offer below.

Attend the Oxfordshire Theatre Makers Christmas Party

Tuesday 15 December, 7.30pm - 10.30pm in the Old Fire Station's café.
Dress code: sparkles! Prize for best dressed! Raffle at 9pm & 10pm!
RSPV to oxfordshiretheatremakers@gmail.com by 1 December. OTM: Linking local theatre makers and nurturing professional opportunities in Oxfordshire. Arts at the Old Fire Station supports OTM by providing free space for events, and linking local theatre-makers with venues and organisations across the city.

Perform in Off Beat

Off Beat is a festival of new work in Oxford, 20-26 June 2016. 7 days of makes-you-think, in-your-face, never-thought-of-it-like-that-before, laugh-out-loud, who’d-‘ve-thought it, life-enhancing art in collaboration with the Oxford Playhouse and BT Studio. We're looking for theatre, dance, comedy, music, spoken word and more. Applications open until 31 January 2016. Click here to find out more.

Participate in Playground

An artist-led initiative, Playground is an open platform for artists to share, discuss and develop new work. Playground, now in its third year, is the most fertile creative hub in oxford. Get in touch to share your work or just turn up to experience some of the freshest locally grown art. Find out more.

Come to a Scratch Night

Got a work in progress you want to try out? Then come to one of our Scratch Nights. Each season, we have a Comedy, Dance or Theatre Scratch Night where artists can test out their work in front of an audience and get feedback immediately afterwards. Find out more by heading to the Tuesdays page or email info@oldfirestation.org.uk to apply.  

Work with Crisis

Crisis are always interested to hear of artists from any practice who may be able to provide valuable skills and work with Crisis Skylight Members. If you feel that you could help both charities work together to bring the arts to everyone, then email Helen, Crisis Arts Coordinator>

Studio Artists

We have six artist studios for rent. They have 24 hour access and an abundance of natural light. See who our current studio artists are. Please note: all our studios are currently full.

Sell in the Shop

Our Shop sells beautiful handcrafted and designed products made in the UK and we’re always looking for new and interesting items to stock.  Reckon you make or design something that would work perfectly in our shop? Take a look here to find our more >

A Home for Dance

The Old Fire Station is a home for dance in central Oxford offering a wide range of classes and space for professional dancers to create and showcase work. We work in partnership with Oxford Dance Forum to support the professional  development of dance through the Home Bed programme.
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 Join the team
We are a thriving arts centre offering a programme of theatre, comedy, dance and more. We need stewards to help us deliver great shows, workshops and gallery events. Usher, help on the bar or on box office – sometimes one, sometimes all three.

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