Lancaster Arts' purpose is to cultivate excellence in and engagement across the performing and visual arts. We support talent through practice-based initiatives and provide audiences and our local communities with opportunities to participate in and engage with the contemporary and inspiring - making their own contributions to cultural experimentation.
Linked to Lancaster University's knowledge rich environment Lancaster Arts' presentation and preservation of the contemporary arts and opportunities for artists, arts professionals and arts research are valued in regional, national and increasingly international contexts. We are also proud of our lead role in the arts ecology of North West England.
The Barbican innovates with an international programme that crosses artforms, uniting outstanding artists and adventurous partners. We invest in the artists of today and tomorrow, commissioning work, training professionals and presenting in London and around the world.
Chickenshed is an inclusive theatre company that first began in 1974. Primarily based at our own purpose-built venue in North London, we create professional theatre for all ages and run successful outreach projects, education courses and membership programmes throughout the year.