The Den is a brand-new pop-up theatre and a key part of the Local Exchange programme. This unique and inventive performance space has been designed by the award-winning architectural studio Haworth Tompkins and supported by the Oglesby Charitable Trust.

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The Den will sit within a larger found space in each Local Exchange area and has been designed to breath new life into an existing building. This space-within-a-space is flexible, playful and fun, a creative hub where people can come to share, learn and make work.

During its residency in each area the Den will become a place for workshops and performances, where local and Royal Exchange productions can be showcased. It will also become the home of a Local Exchange festival, a celebration of all of the work that has happened during the residency.


The Den has been made possible as a result of a generous gift from the Oglesby Charitable Trust

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