Welcome!

…to the Axis Arts Centre website, and our Spring 2017 season!

To our latest season of innovative performance, installation and creative writing, by a fascinating combination of those at the very top and those destined to get there.

A cutting edge jazz combo from the North East kicks things off, alongside local legend Adam Fairhall and others, before the Axis Slam celebrates its first ever Spring outing, happily coinciding with Valentine’s Day.

Following that we have two exciting new theatre pieces dealing with internet security and the end of the world, a crop of fantastic new dancers from Trinity Laban in London, including Bryn Aled from MMU, and the much loved Ridiculusmus bringing their irrepressibly comic view of the world to post-traumatic stress disorder.

A personal highlight of the season sees world renowned pianist Nicholas McCarthy combine for the first time with acclaimed theatre maker Michael Pinchbeck and new performers fresh from MMU Ryan O’Shea and Katt Perry in a fascinating exploration of war and music.

Outside of the studios, we have an enigmatic performance installation promising all kinds of unpredictable engagements with the very idea of performing, and a visiting writer who’s output stretches from novels to Rugrats and Star Trek, whilst a theatre piece about drugs and cycling pays a ‘cutting hedge’ visit to Northwich and Macclesfield.

If we can’t escape the challenges of our world in the 21st Century, thank goodness for the artists who can turn some of them into hugely stimulating and rewarding nights out!

For full details of all of the performance, installation and creative writing events, please follow the links or see the menu above.

We look forward to seeing you soon…

The Axis Arts Centre team