17 The Moor, Sheffield, contains a large shop floor at the front on the ground floor, which once housed Sheffield’s branch of Woolworths. This magnificent open shop floor opens directly onto The Moor, in the heart of the city centre’s regeneration project.
However, the real attraction of the building is the old unused spaces, not touched for over a decade or more. These include a large basement and derelict 2nd floor. Full of atmosphere, with secret corners and dark rooms, they are perfect for immersive and promenade performance practice.
We opened the space with a version of our flagship artist development programme, Theatre Souk, giving it a horror theme to reflect the spookiness of the space itself.
9 new and emerging local theatre and circus companies we commissioned to make 9 new pieces of immersive theatre in a specific space around the building.
It is our ambition to make our Sheffield space a vibrant community venue, providing structured opportunities to make art for both artists and non-artists.
The main focus of our Sheffield space is supporting the artistic and local community, which we aim to achieve through three strands of targeted activity.
We have a core group of resident artists we support by providing:
We also provide opportunities for non-resident artists:
We’re partnering with charities working with specific groups, to provide new participatory platforms where artists provide community members with opportunities to make art:
We hope to attract new audiences to alternative theatre, and make our space feel accessible to all. To do this we’re setting up a Arts Café which will host weekly resident artists from various disciplines, who will make their art in the café so that users can either observe the process, or participate
The Arts Café will initially open Thursday – Saturday 10am – 4pm.
Theatre Delicatessen is run by one paid part-time staff member and a group of 20 volunteers with support from 2 members of the London staff team.