Old Fire Station Theatre, George Street (independently managed by Underground Venues)
The Old Fire Station arts centre, in the centre of Oxford, has recently finished a major refurbishment and Oxfringe has exclusive access to its main theatre for the 2013 Fringe. The space is being managed by Tom Crawshaw and the award-winning venue management group Underground Venues. It seats 90-150 and is suitable for all performance types. Slots are available from around 3pm every day of the Fringe (1st-10th). Full details available from mid-January, when applications will also open online. Standard deal: 60/40 box office split (in act’s favour) against a guarantee of ~£80-£100 per performance – but other offers available. Please email email@example.com for more information or to register interest.
Turl Street Kitchen, Oxford
This wonderful welcoming venue has a vibrant cafe/restaurant/bar downstairs suitable for lunchtime or evening acoustic gigs. On the first floor, the Library, Living Room and Events Space offer a great mix of performance opportunities, particularly suitable for literary events. There is also scope for art exhibitions both in the cafe and other rooms. For hire charges and booking arrangements, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01865 264140
Turl Street Kitchen, 16-17 Turl Street, Oxford, OX1 3DH www.oxfordhub.org or http://turlstreetkitchen.co.uk/xwiki/bin/view/TSK/
Living Room, Oxford Castle
The Library at the Living Room, Oxford Castle is welcoming Oxfringe events this year. It is especially suitable for literary events in the Library, a private room seating over 50 with power point display facilities and a small bar. Contact Sarah Worsley, Events Manager for more details.
The Living Room, 1 Oxford Castle, Oxford, OX1 1AY 01865 260210. www.thelivingroom.co.uk/location/oxford.
St Michael at the Northgate Church
This warm and friendly venue in the centre of Oxford has generously participated in Oxfringe in the past, with a range of musical events of all types and for all ages. Please contact Rev Bob Wilkes at email@example.com for more information.
Oxford University and College venues
Simpkins Lee Theatre
This new theatre space seating 136-150 at Lady Margaret Hall in north Oxford made its Oxfringe debut last year and is suitable for theatre, music, comedy and spoken word. Bill Kemp would be delighted to host Oxfringe events again this year – please contact him on firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Apart from Simpkins Lee Theatre, Joe Murphy, this year’s Oxford University Drama Officer is happy to give advice and information on other Oxford University and College venues and can provide guidance on who it is best to contact there. Venues include:
Burton Taylor Studio (strictly student shows only during our run)
Keble College’s O’Reilly Theatre
St John’s Auditorium
Magdalen College Auditorium
Balliol College’s Pilch Theatre
Wadham College’s Moser Theatre
Please contact him on email@example.com for more information.
Ruskin College auditorium
Audrey Mullender, Principle of Ruskin College is a great supporter of the ideals of Oxfringe. Ruskin has a now moved to Headington and has an auditorium at their new premises at Ruskin Hall, Old Headington, OX3 9BZ. Please contact her on firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
Cafes, Restaurants and Bars
There are also a variety of cafes, pubs and restaurants who have hosted Oxfringe events in the past. Venues particularly keen to host shows this year are:
The Wheatsheaf, 129 High Street, Oxford, OX1 4DF
This pub has an upstairs performance room, most suitable for music or comedy. Contact the manager Simon on 01865 721156
The Jericho in Oxford, 56 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AE
This pub is renowned for its live music gigs and has launched many upcoming bands. Contact the manager Owen on 01865 311775
Far from the Madding Crowd, 10-12 Friars Entry, Oxford, OX1 2BY.
This convivial CAMRA rated pub has a strong following for its Monday evening Talent Nights. It works best for free or non-ticketed events. Contact the manager Dave on 01865 240900
The Duke’s Cut, 1 Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1HH
This pub has supported Oxfringe over the last 5 years and has played host to our Hobgoblin Comedy Award shows. Contact James Knox, the manager, on 01865 204060
See last year’s programme for more ideas on venues.
If you have a general query about a venue hosting Oxfringe events in the past, please email us at email@example.com.
You don’t have to use one of these venues – there are plenty of potential performance spaces to be found in Oxford – other possibilities can be found at this invaluable guide on Daily Info’s website.