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Trestle Theatre Company

Trestle Theatre Company

Charity information

Trestle Theatre Company

Trestle creates and tours devised storytelling theatre, operates Trestle Arts Base as a centre of creative opportunity for diverse communities and delivers education programmes in the uk and abroad.

Founded 1981

  • Mission statement

    Trestle is a mask and physical theatre company based in St Albans, at Trestle Arts Base.

    Trestle has been making innovative and inspirational physical storytelling theatre since 1981. For 25 years, we worked mainly with full masks. Over the past seven years, we have collaborated with UK and international artists, from Spain, Eastern Europe, Africa and India, unifying movement, music and text to create compelling theatrical experiences. Our productions engage a diverse range of audiences and reach out to as many people as possible.

    Trestle is one of the leading providers of school workshops, teacher training and participation programmes in the country. We run mask, half mask and physical theatre workshops and residencies nationally and internationally.

    We have reviewed our mask making business and are now taking the creative stimulus of our work with young people and physical storytelling theatre into our mask resources and workshops. Driven by the last seven years of international influences and cross-cultural collaboration, we aim to take the masks in a new direction, with the offer of digital and live resources to support training, participation and performance.

    We welcome people of ages into Trestle Arts Base, where we show high quality professional productions. There are weekly classes and community events, as well as spaces for performance research and development.

  • Aims

    Trestle Theatre Company aims to:

    • To promote maintain improve and advance education, particularly by the encouragement of the arts including the arts of Drama, Ballet, Music, Singing, Literature, Sculpture and Painting.
  • Overview

    Established: June 1981

    Registered Charity Number: 293201

    Board members: 6

    Full time staff: 4

    Part time staff: 8

    Volunteers: 10

    Phone number: 01727 738408

    Address: Trestle Theatre Company Trestle Arts Base Russet Drive St Albans Hertfordshire AL4 0JQ

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  • New Trestle Theatre Mask Performance/Production

    To create a new theatre production using Trestle’s newly developed Half Mask Sets. Devel... More