TrestleTheatre Trestle Arts Base

Trestle is a mask and physical theatre company, with a highly regarded arts education programme. As a charity, our mission is to engage children, young people and adults in creative activity, which aims to enhance the cultural quality of their experiences.

Trestle has been making innovative and inspirational physical theatre and participation projects since 1981. All of our work is influenced by full and half mask; however, over the past decade, collaborations with artists from India, Spain, Eastern Europe and Africa, along with our partners in the UK, have inspired the evolution of the work we create.

Trestle is one of the leading providers of school workshops, teacher training and participation programmes in the country. We run mask, half mask, physical theatre and bespoke workshops, projects and residencies nationally and internationally.

Trestle Arts Base in St Albans is home to Trestle Theatre Company, from here we support the development and performance of new, high quality, professional productions. There are weekly classes, community events and meetings, as well as spaces for performance research and development.

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Trestle Arts Base

Russet Drive
St Albans

Telephone: 01727 850 950

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My News

Trestle Resident Artist / Company - Call Out / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2022-11-07T00:00:00Z">Mon 07 Nov 2022</span>Trestle Resident Artist / Company - Call Out / Mon 07 Nov 2022

Following a successful first Artist in Residence scheme working with Divya Kasturi Dance, Trestle Theatre are pleased to announce that they are now re...

Trestle School of Drama opens its doors this September! / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-07-03T00:00:00Z">Mon 03 Jul 2017</span>Trestle School of Drama opens its doors this September! / Mon 03 Jul 2017

We are delighted to announce that following on from the launch of our Trestle SUMMER Schools, Trestle School of Drama will kick off this Autumn with w...

The Yarico Education Programme / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2015-10-01T00:00:00Z">Thu 01 Oct 2015</span>The Yarico Education Programme / Thu 01 Oct 2015

‘…The slave trade is probably one of the biggest blights in the history of this sceptered isle and is something that is very rarely mentioned. That ha...

My Events

Theatre Masterclasses for Adults with Alex Bell / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2023-01-08T00:00:00Z">Sun 08 Jan</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2023-04-16T00:00:00Z">Sun 16 Apr 2023</span> <span>(3 months)</span>Theatre Masterclasses for Adults with Alex Bell / Sun 08 Jan to Sun 16 Apr 2023 (3 months)

This Spring Trestle Theatre Company are running a third series of Adult Masterclasses, this time focussing on practitioners and delivered by Acting Te...

Trestle School Of Drama | Spring Workshops 2023 / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2023-04-04T00:00:00Z">Tue 04</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2023-04-05T00:00:00Z">Wed 05 Apr 2023</span> <span>(2 days)</span>Trestle School Of Drama | Spring Workshops 2023 / Tue 04 to Wed 05 Apr 2023 (2 days)

This Spring holiday Trestle will be running two unique day-long projects packed full of drama and games for ages 5-10 and 11-14. Participants will spe...

Anna Aitchison Exhibition at Trestle Arts Base / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2023-01-14T00:00:00Z">Sat 14 Jan</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2023-03-30T00:00:00Z">Thu 30 Mar 2023</span> <span>(2 months)</span>Anna Aitchison Exhibition at Trestle Arts Base / Sat 14 Jan to Thu 30 Mar 2023 (2 months)

I am a new artist, living and working in St Albans. I recently had a studio residency at Collective Gallery, in the centre of St Albans. Let me ...

My Opportunities

Create, Speak Thrive, Project Manager (Part-Time) / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2022-06-20T00:00:00Z">Mon 20 Jun 2022</span>Create, Speak Thrive, Project Manager (Part-Time) / Mon 20 Jun 2022

Following our recent successful application to the Paul Hamlyn Teacher Development Fund, Trestle are excited to be recruiting a part-time, Project Man...

Trestle Theatre Company Trustee / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2022-05-31T00:00:00Z">Tue 31 May 2022</span>Trestle Theatre Company Trustee / Tue 31 May 2022

Trestle Theatre Company is a mask and physical theatre company that has been delivering education workshops and training since 1981. Our mission is to...

Trestle Mask Maker / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2022-03-01T00:00:00Z">Tue 01 Mar 2022</span>Trestle Mask Maker / Tue 01 Mar 2022

Mask Maker (Full-Time) Application deadline midday 1st March 2022 Salary: £18,525 pa for 37.5 hours a week. Other benefits include 5 weeks pai...

My Videos

The Big Give Christmas ChallengeThe Big Give Christmas Challenge

The Big Give Christmas Challenge: Save the Date and Donate! We would like to offer a huge thank you to all those that supported us in raising pledg...

Trestle Half Masks: Promotional FilmTrestle Half Masks: Promotional Film

Trestle has created eight brand new half masks following the success of their existing full mask sets. As one of the leading Mask Theatre Companies...

Snow Queen TrailerSnow Queen Trailer

Adapted From Hans Christian Andersen’s Magical Tale This unique adaptation brings together an old European story, with Indian mythology and exotic ...

My Spaces

Trestle for Classes and WorkshopsTrestle for Classes and Workshops

We know how important it is to find the right place to hold your classes and with our theatrical experience in our unique building (a former chapel) w...

Trestle for BusinessTrestle for Business

We know how important it is to find the right venue for your business event. Whether you are planning a seminar, conference or meeting, Trestle Arts B...