About Us

The Team

Co Artistic Director – Faith Dodkins – Faith (she/her) is an experienced freelance producer with an interest in the small-scale, experimental theatre, intimate performances in unusual spaces and clever work for young people.

Over the past six years Faith’s had work supported, commissioned and programmed at venues and festivals across the UK including Shoreditch Town HallBrighton Dome & FestivalSouth StreetThe New WolseyThe LowryCambridge JunctionCamden People’s TheatreOvalhouseWales Millennium CentrePegasus TheatreHarrogate TheatreBE FestivalPleasance EdinburghAssembly Festival and Latitude; and internationally at Brisbane PowerhouseMelbourne Arts HouseIntrepid Theatre and De Spil.

Faith is part of TOOT, on the board of Dante or Die.

Co Artistic Director – David Sheppeard David (he/him) co-founded the Marlborough Theatre in 2008. His work at The Marlborough has encompassed a wide range of projects from the groundbreaking national LGBTQ+ touring theatre project New Queer of the Block to the heritage project Queer in Brighton. He specialises in work made for unusual contexts that challenges notions about how and where queer led work can be presented.

As an independent producer David has supported a diverse range of artists to realise their creative visions, he’s currently working with Marisa Carnesky and Harry Clayton-Wright.

In 2016 David complete MA in Performance at the University of Chichester and continues to develop his own artistic work as a writer and performer.


Father Andrew Manson-Brailsford – St George’s Parish Church

Sue Meek – Former Headmistress of St. Mary’s Hall School

Jill Whittaker – Lawyer for Pensions Advisory Service

Rasheed Rahman – Freelance Arts Marketeer

Alison Vernon-Smith – Radio Producer

Paul Skelly – Charity Fundraiser

Contact Details

email: info@thespirearts.org

twitter: @thespirearts

instagram: thespirearts


The Spire
St. Mark’s Chapel
Eastern Road

Your Visit

We have no public parking available (we have limited disabled parking spaces, please email info@thespirearts.org to arrange) . We recommend using public transport to attend events, The Spire is on the bus routes 1, 1A, 7, 23

Accessibility Information

We can reserve a disabled parking space for you during events produced by The Spire, please send an email to info@thespirearts.org to arrange.

If you have a Companion/PA then they can accompany you to all shows produced by The Spire for free, please send an email to info@thespirearts.org to arrange a ticket.

Ear plugs are available upon request.

We have gender neutral toilets in the venue.

The Spire is wheelchair accessible via the carpark entrance to the building. Regrettably, whilst our toilet facilities are located on the ground floor, they are not currently wheelchair due to narrow doorways (we hope to address this issue in 2020). For certain events we are able to hire mobile accessible toilets located in the carpark, we will make this clear in event listings.

Please note that The Spire has no heating system and maybe cold during events especially in winter months, we advise bringing outdoor clothing for comfort.

We are constantly striving to improve our accessibility. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your access needs.

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