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Smock Allies: Scene + Heard

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Smock Alley Theatre 1662

Once Upon a Time…
There was a 17th Century theatre called Smock Alley Theatre. Despite being old and excellently preserved, the team of (not-quite-so-old) troopers within the building decided that the people needed to see new art AND that support needed to be given to Artists to show their brilliant ideas. And so, Smock Allies : Scene + Heard was born.
Smock Allies : Scene + Heard is a festival of new work across MUSIC – DANCE – THEATRE – COMEDY + SPOKEN WORD arts genres. It provides a chance for artists to test an excerpt of previously unseen work or new ideas / formats in front of a live audience in order to get feedback before mounting and staging full length productions.
We believe in breaking down barriers to showcase work that is accessible to all, across a variety of disciplines.
Our team has gathered years of collective experience producing festivals, theatre, tv + film, design, architecture, photography, music, marketing, comedy and dance as well as the technical expertise which we want to share with Artists to help their work find its way.

17th February – 5th March 2016


We need a type of theatre which not only releases the feelings, insights and impulses possible within the particular historical field of human relations in which the action takes place, but employs and encourages those thoughts and feelings which help transform the field itself. – ​Bertolt Brecht