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 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...

The Big Give Christmas Challenge / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2013-12-06T00:00:00Z">Fri 06 Dec 2013</span>The Big Give Christmas Challenge / Fri 06 Dec 2013

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...

My Events

Paines Plough | I Wanna Be yours / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-11-01T00:00:00Z">Fri 01 Nov 2019</span>Paines Plough | I Wanna Be yours / Fri 01 Nov 2019

Friday 1 November, 7.30pm Tickets: £12 Full, £10 All Concessions, £40 (Group of 4), £5 Under 30s (Limited Tickets available) I move clockwise. Yo...

Trestle School of Drama | October Half Term Workshop 2019 / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-10-29T00:00:00Z">Tue 29</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2019-10-30T00:00:00Z">Wed 30 Oct 2019</span> <span>(2 days)</span>Trestle School of Drama | October Half Term Workshop 2019 / Tue 29 to Wed 30 Oct 2019 (2 days)

Costs: £30 pp per day (Early drop off from 9am - £5pp) This October Half Term Trestle will be running 2 unique day long projects packed full of dra...

Trestle/Small Nose | Rachel / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-10-24T00:00:00Z">Thu 24 Oct 2019</span>Trestle/Small Nose | Rachel / Thu 24 Oct 2019

Thursday 24 October, 1.30pm (Schools performance) & 7.30pm Schools Tickets: £10 (1 teacher FREE for every 10 student tickets purchased) Evening perf...

My Opportunities

Trestle Arts Base Gallery: Exhibitors wanted! / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-03-31T00:00:00Z">Sun 31 Mar 2019</span>Trestle Arts Base Gallery: Exhibitors wanted! / Sun 31 Mar 2019

Would you like to see your artwork displayed in a vibrant and creative arts space? If so, we would love to hear from you! Trestle are looking for ...

Illustrator(s) wanted for Big Draw exhibition! / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2016-08-31T00:00:00Z">Wed 31 Aug 2016</span>Illustrator(s) wanted for Big Draw exhibition! / Wed 31 Aug 2016

Calling all illustrators and graphic design artists! The Trestle Arts Base Gallery Café is looking for a vibrant and varied exhibition of illustra...

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 Functions and EventsTrestle for Functions and Events

Trestle Arts Base is an ideal place to hold your function whatever the occasion. Whether you’re planning a children’s party, an award ceremony or a fu...

Trestle for Wedding Receptions and After PartiesTrestle for Wedding Receptions and After Parties

At Trestle we know just how important it is for you to find the perfect venue for your special day. With our extensive theatrical experience and uniqu...

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...