The Old Fire Station in Oxford is ready to welcome audiences back, ahead of Freedom Day on July 19.

Step four of the Government’s 'unlocking' plan would see almost all Covid restrictions lifted, including the scrapping of wearing masks and social distancing.

Nightclubs will be able to reopen and other leisure events such as concerts, festivals and sporting events will fully resume.

Freedom Day will also allow theatres, cinemas and other arts venues to be at full capacity for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

READ MORE: Oxford businesses react as country plans to ‘unmask’ on July 19.

Jeremy Spafford, Director of Arts at the Old Fire Station, said: “Thanks to amazing support from our friends and funders, we are ready and waiting to welcome audiences back to the Old Fire Station.

“We understand that people are desperate to connect with each other and enjoy culture in person. But we also know that many will be rightly concerned about keeping the virus in check.

“We will continue to make our building as safe as possible with sensible distancing and extra cleaning regimes. We will also continue to offer a whole range of options online.

“I am feeling very optimistic about the future because what we all need now, more than ever, is a chance to laugh, reflect and be together. And that is what theatres do best.”

The Old Fire Station is a centre for creativity in Oxford and houses the homelessness charity Crisis and Arts at the Old Fire Station (AOFS)

What's on at the Old Fire Station?


Thursday 15 - Saturday 17 July 2021 @ 7.30pm

OFS Theatre Workshop 

15 June - 20 July 2021 @ 5.30 - 7pm

It's True, It's True, It's True 

Thursday 12 - Saturday 14 August 2021 @ 7.30pm

Tom Rosenthal: Manhood

Friday 3 September 2021 @ 8pm

Boris the Musical 3: The Johnson Supremacy 

Thursday 9 September @ 6pm & 8.30pm

Aaron Simmonds: Hot Wheels

Saturday 11 September @ 8pm