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 Hall, Brighton Dome & Festival, South Street, The New Wolsey, The Lowry, Cambridge Junction, Camden People’s Theatre, Ovalhouse, Wales Millennium Centre, Pegasus Theatre, Harrogate Theatre, BE Festival, Pleasance Edinburgh, Assembly Festival and Latitude; and internationally at Brisbane Powerhouse, Melbourne Arts House, Intrepid Theatre and De Spil.
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.
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
St. Mark’s Chapel
We have no public parking available (we have limited disabled parking spaces, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange) . We recommend using public transport to attend events, The Spire is on the bus routes 1, 1A, 7, 23
We can reserve a disabled parking space for you during events produced by The Spire, please send an email to email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.