Theatre here at HOME: Feb – Oct 2019
We first opened our doors in May 2015, and it is humbling to reflect on what’s been achieved in that time.
We’ve had over 2.5m visits, presented over 1,000 theatre performances, 20,000 cinema screenings and 40 exhibitions; and worked with over 60,000 participants, especially young people, through our engagement programmes. Whilst we’re incredibly proud of our achievements, we refuse to rest on our laurels. We want to share more stories, hear new voices, embrace our distinctive environment and better reflect the city and the world we live in today.
This 2019 season includes friends old and new as part of a breath-taking international programme. Highlights include Wise Children’s first visit to the North West; the modern classic One Night in Miami…; and the welcome return of our partners Headlong, 1927 and Hofesh Shechter.
HOME exists for new art and new artists. Across the next year, we’re heading in a fresh creative direction – we want to reach more people, develop more ground-breaking ideas and support a new generation of artists and theatre-makers. Our journey starts with HOME world premiere productions from Javaad Alipoor, Scottee and Liz Richardson. And this is just the beginning…
Finally, I’ve come to realise that HOME has most impact when the work on our stages connects with the programme in our cinemas and galleries. This season we’ve placed landmark theatre events at the heart of building-wide celebrations: bringing together artists and communities from our region and around the world. !Viva! – our festival of work from the Spanish-speaking world – has added resonance this year as we face such uncertain times in Europe. I’m delighted that Catalan company Señor Serrano are bringing their HOME commissioned show Kingdom to be part of this celebration.
With over 30 different events, we sincerely hope you will join us in 2019.
Dave Moutrey, Director and CEO of HOME