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Trestle Arts Base 15Festival

Come to life, come to Trestle Arts Base… and join the party!

Whether you are one or 100, throughout May you are invited to help celebrate Trestle Arts Base 15th Anniversary. Our 15Festival brings together some of the best new theatre, dance and film alongside amazing backstage experiences, taster classes, family events and much more…

Events run from the 1 – 31 May. Full details are available via the links below, but be sure to follow us on twitter @trestletheatre or for the latest updates and special offers!

Monday 1 May:
A taste of Trestle* | 2pm – 5pm | FREE

– The launch of the Trestle Arts Base Exhibition
– Trestle Mask Making Demonstration
– Introduction to how Trestle Masks are used
– Arts and Craft Activities
– Guided Tours | Experience the Past and Present of Trestle Arts Base with the Keeper of the Stories |  2.15pm, 3.15pm, 4.15pm
– An exhibition all about the former Hill End Hospital site
– Open rehearsal of Trestle Theatre Company’s new show Yarico
– Performance of Yarico| 5pm

*Bring your festival flyer with you to receive a free hot/cold drink (non-alcoholic)

Saturday 6 May:
Gomito presents Chester Tuffnut | 1.30pm & 3.30pm | Ages 2+

Sunday 7 May:
History Walk with Highfield Park Trust plus Out of Sight, Out of Mind Exhibition
Flute recital | 3.45pm | FREE
I Daniel Blake | 6pm | FREE | 15+

Saturday 13 May: 15Festival Family Funday* | 10am – 5pm | FREE

– Yoga Taster Session | 10am
– Pilates taster Session I 1130am
– Creation Station Arts and Crafts Taster Session |10am – 12pm
– ActNow Academy | Children can try out a drama class and watch a showcase | 12.30pm & 4pm
– Guided Tours | Experience the Past and Present of Trestle Arts Base with the Keeper of the Stories | 11am, 1pm, 3pm
– ((BOUNCE))™ St Albans Taster Session | 1.30pm – 2pm
– Try on a mask in our theatre, 215pm, 315pm
– Choir- listen and join in if you’d like, 330pm-4pm
– Figure drawing with Life Drawing St Albans| 4.30pm – 5.30pm

*Bring your festival flyer with you and sign up to our mailing list, to receive a free hot/cold drink (non-alcoholic)

Wednesday 17 May: Lost Dog present Paradise Lost (Lies unopened beside me) | 8pm + Q&A | Ages 14+

Saturday 20 May:  Divya Kasturi Company | Echo from the Past| 7pm + Demo & Q&A | Indian Dance

Sunday 21 May: Motus Dance Showcase | 6.30pm

Tuesday 23 May: A Evening with Nina Conti | Trestle Fundraising Gala | 7pm

Saturday 27 May: Proto-Type Theatre present A Machine They’re Secretly Building | 7.30pm + Q&A | Ages 14+

Sunday 28 May: To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar | 6pm | FREE | PG-13

Wednesday 31 May: Story Tent Spectacular | 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Trestle Arts Base 15Festival has only been made possible through the support of Arts Council England. Tickets have been priced to be as inclusive as possible, however if you feel you are able or the quality of the shows/events are worth more than the standard ticket price please do donate via the booking link or in person over the course of the festival. Trestle is a charity that receives no regular funding and all proceeds will go to support the building and the work we create.