In 2009 we opened the first UK fully residential Creation Space – a state-of-the-art double-height light filled rehearsal studio with accommodation attached, allowing artists 24 hour access to the rehearsal room.

Four bedrooms house up to 11 artists, with the ground floor bedroom fully accessible.

This world-class facility has supported the development of work by companies including Gecko, Akram Khan, Ballet Boyz, Charlotte Vincent, Ben Wright, Fevered Sleep, Gravity & Levity and Pirates of the Carabina.

The Space has also played host to exclusive workshops with acclaimed company Pirates of the Carabina. These workshops saw the company fly a man in his wheelchair; a first for both of them. The Space is a centre for incredible moments like this. 

In 2016 the Creation Space saw 20 new commissions across a range of art forms.

With generous support from The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

Esmee Fairbairn