The Den is a brand-new pop-up theatre for Greater Manchester communities. Designed by award-winning architects Haworth Tompkins, The Den is a creative hub where people can share, learn and make.
Stalybridge Civic Hall will become home to The Den for two weeks this summer, and in return, the space will bring a two-week festival of theatre, workshops and family events for the Tameside community to enjoy. The festival will celebrate the work which has been developed as part of the Royal Exchange’s three-year residency in Tameside.
Featuring spoken word, autobiographical performance and dance – it’s an exciting line-up.
Following the recent success of There is a Light That Never Goes Out, and to mark the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre, audiences to The Den will be able to witness the story of the Luddites brought bang up to date.
There will also be a series of evening performances programmed by the Tameside Ambassadors. Featuring spoken word, autobiographical performance and dance – it’s an exciting line-up.
There will also be the opportunity to watch a brand new performance by the award-winning Royal Exchange Young Company. Utopia will be performed in a special double-bill performance alongside a reading from The Mysteries play cycle by Chris Thorpe.
Over the two-week festival, there will also be a range of family activities to get involved in – from theatre shows and storytelling to hands-on den building and workshops.