Slate Barn Arts is a project to develop a majestic 18th century barn into a residential, creation and workshop space for theatrical performing artists. Based in the Alde Valley, a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Suffolk, the barns will provide residential facilities to enable performing artists to focus freely on the creation of new, revelatory theatre, with purpose built workshops for set, costume and mask creation.
The vision is threefold:
~ a creation/rehearsal space for the resident theatre company and affiliates
~ a venue for theatre workshops and the development of a conservatory
~ a retreat for performance companies/artists to develop work
Within a wide area which lacks access to the theatre arts, the barn will also host intimate performances for the local community and beyond.
The barns will be a space of artistic exchange where both visiting artists and the surrounding community-members inspire each other and deepen their imagination of what is possible in the world.
We are currently fundraising to enable us to develop the concept drawings for both planning and funding:
We are hosting our first performance at the barn on Saturday, 7th October 2017 - please do join us to find out more:
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