BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Find out more about page archiving.

29 October 2014
NorthamptonshireNorthamptonshire

BBC Homepage
England
»BBC Local
Northampton
Things to do
People & Places
Nature
History
Religion & Ethics
Arts and Culture
BBC Introducing
TV & Radio

Sites near Northampton

Beds Herts Bucks
Cambridgeshire
Coventry
Leicester
Lincolnshire
Oxford

Related BBC Sites

England
 

Contact Us

Features

'So Dances' in the Dominic Barber Studio
'So Dances' group uses the new studio.

New space at The Castle

An old store room has been converted into a room for The Castle's dance and drama workshops.

What was once a dingy room of junk is now home to more than a dozen dance and drama workshops.

The Dominic Barber Studio - named after The Castles first theatre director - brings new, much-needed facilities to the theatre.

audio Listen to Martin Borley's report on the new space >
Audio and Video links on this page require Realplayer

The Castle's artistic director, Bart Lee, says the studio will affect all their work: "Professional performing companies can come in and do workshops. We can have dance companies doing classes before the show. And our participatory programme now has a home that is fully equipped."

Students in a musical theatre workshop
Warming up in a musical theatre workshop

One of the groups on the 'participatory programme' is The Castle Youth Theatre. Pip Miller is a member of the Youth Theatre and says the new studio space will bring 'new life' to the group: "We used to use a dingy room. There are mirrors as well, so you can watch what you're doing. Normally you don't know if you look like a plank or not, but the mirrors will help us out."

The Castle has around 21 groups, around half of which will use the new space.

The project cost more than £100,000 and was funded by the arts council, local authorities, the Friends of The Castle and donations from the public.

last updated: 06/07/06
SEE ALSO
home
HOME
email
EMAIL
print
PRINT
Go to the top of the page
TOP
SITE CONTENTS
SEE ALSO

All things sport...
All our local teams covered




About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy