Surprising spaces

Surprising Spaces has a bit of village touring scheme about it, but quite a lot more to boot.  In the mix are gorgeous heritage sites, rural pubs, local businesses, community orchards, village halls, streets and open spaces… and even the odd small theatre.

Some of the work is ticketed, some is free… give it a whirl and uncover new theatre experiences and special places,  guaranteed to linger in the mind for that little bit longer.

past events

Horses! Horses! Pub Play Tour 2020.


“The Pub is the Hub ladies and gents. It’s use it or lose it time.”


Critically-acclaimed touring pub play ‘Horses! Horses! cantered back into local hostelries and received widespread acclaim for its recent performances, which brimmed with live music and humour and were flavoured with pub games, pints, crisps and karaoke!
For more information see

Caretaker of the Earth
by Puppets With Guts

Lovable giant ‘Gnomus’ caretaker of earth, places and stories, enchanted hundreds of people at Weston’s Old Town Quarry with unforgettable tales exploring the heritage, history and myth of this remarkable place, during Heritage Open Days 2019 weekend.

Click HERE for a film that captures the moment.

Click HERE  for more images.


Theatre Orchard presented ‘Gnomus’ in Weston, thanks to funding from The National Lottery Community Fund and Heritage Action Zone. Great Weston Heritage Action Zone aims to help unlock the economic potential of historic sites in Weston by encouraging local partners to make use of their resources in a creative and focussed way, to enhance local places and achieve sustainable growth.

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