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Do you remember The Tent, Theatre on the Fly and The Spiegeltent? These venues offered space for us to do something a little bit different to our usual programming. With an increasingly urgent need for more space to develop creative projects and support emerging artists, we are planning a new venue to do just that.

With sustainability at its heart, we have found an ideal structure previously located at the Pleasance Theatre in London and used at the Edinburgh Festival. Usable year-round and fully wheelchair accessible, this 119-seater studio will have a thrust stage to match our sister theatres and removable stacked seating giving us plenty of flexibility.

Nestled in the trees beside the Festival Theatre, what better name for this space to incubate creativity in our community, hatch new work in progress and nurture growing artists, than The Nest.

For us to create The Nest and have it ready for 2025, we need to raise at least £1.5million by the end of March 2025. We’ve set aside £250,000 from our own reserves to kickstart the fundraising Appeal – now we need your help!

Find out more about The Nest and how to donate.