Front Room is a brand new fringe theatre in Weston-super-Mare. Our aim is to present exciting adult and family theatre productions to the Weston community and provide a platform for local artists and theatre companies to share their work in their hometown.
Front Room wants to provide opportunities for people living in and around Weston-super-Mare to be creative, share stories and participate in community projects, as well as getting to see work from around the country being presented on their doorstep.
Front Room was set up by us (Emma and Adam) and we are local residents of Weston with decades of experience of working as freelance theatre makers, writers, directors and performers. Along with the help of Culture Weston, a grant from the Arts Council England, and a group of amazing people armed with mops from the local community, we managed to transform an old pizza express into a fringe theatre. We hope to move to a more permanent building in the future but in the meantime we are just concentrating on building a community and putting on some great stuff.
We were recently over the moon to find out that we have been awarded another grant to allow us to continue what we do for the next year and are now in an incredible position to be able to pay ourselves for the first time and hire two members of part time staff in the form of Jess and Luke. LIFE CHANGER!
We believe that theatre is for everyone, and should be an informal and approachable space where everyone feels comfortable, It's part of being human to tell and listen to stories! We want it to feel as though it's a place for everyone to come and relax, have a great time and watch some great live performance.