Exchange builds its Den in Manchester
13 May 2022
Reporter: David Upton
Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre will set up its eco-friendly mobile theatre, the Den, at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre in Manchester Cheetham Hill and Crumpsall district this summer.
For two weeks, it will host a variety of events from family fun days to community shows, theatre, dance and visual art. Part of the Exchange’s community programme, the Den was developed to ‘pop-up’ in existing buildings and spaces across Greater Manchester providing a theatre where communities could come together to celebrate, create and share on their doorsteps. The Den In M8 will take place this summer July 28–August 6.
For the past four years, the Exchange has been working with the communities, running creative workshops, making work such as the Up The Hill audio-plays and bringing together a 12-strong local Exchange ambassador team to help shape and deliver the festival.