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Royal Exchange 'Den' pops up in Stalybridge - in 2025

A performance in the Den in Stalybridge Civic Hall in 2019
A performance in the Den in Stalybridge Civic Hall in 2019

The Royal Exchange Theatre's pop up sibling The Den returns to Stalybridge Civic Hall next spring for a second community festival, to build on the success of its first visit in 2019.

Working closely with Tameside Council, schools, groups, organisations and residents across Tameside, the partnerships aim to build on local initiatives - such as the Dukinfield Craft Cafe with Jigsaw Homes - that arose from the previous festival.

The Royal Exchange is working with a Hyde-based theatre maker and filmmaker and also runs programmes to expand skills offstage too..

Royal Exchange director of engagement Inga Hirst said: “We are excited to bring together a new group of local Exchange Ambassadors, who will help us find out what Tameside residents want and need to bring people together to make it a reality."

Tameside Council assistant executive member for culture, heritage and digital inclusivity Councillor Sangita Patel, said: “This is fabulous news for Stalybridge and Tameside and a wonderful opportunity for local people to get more involved in the arts and enjoy the performances, workshops and activities that will form a part of the prestigious project."

Tameside residents keen to find out more or get involved can find out more here.


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