Caterham ArtsHouse

We are delighted to announce that we are working in collaboration with ArtsHouse Caterham as the theatre company in residence at Caterham School. The school has recently opened a new, state of the arts venue within the school campus, which will bring fresh, exciting, professional work to the borough, totally open to the public. 

Zoo Animals Roz and Florence have taken on the core programming commitment at the space, bringing in work which they feel reflects the very best touring productions, bringing diversity, creativity and wonder to Caterham residents. They’ve also managed to shoehorn in two Zoo Co productions to the venue’s first season, giving our most local audiences the opportunity to see their two current touring productions! Caterham School have supported Zoo Co with rehearsal space, storage space and technical assistance for the creation of GIANT, and we hope to continue to enjoy a continued collaborative effort to bring professional work to the local area in this beautiful new venue.

This space is very much open to all, and we do hope that you will find yourself sitting in the audience for one of the many exciting events we have programmed between March and July. 

Spring/ Summer Programme:

AUSTENTATIOUS:  The launch of the Caterham ArtsHouse, Friday 3 May 2017

MACBETH
6 Foot Stories
Thursday 4 May 2017

SCORCHED
Open Sky 

Tuesday 23 May, 7pm

RECITAL & AN EVENING OF MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT
Another Way Theatre
Saturday 3 June, 7.30pm

LOVE & RABBITS 
The Underground Clown Club
Friday 9 June, 7pm

THE GIRL WHO FELL IN LOVE WITH THE MOON
The Zoo Co Theatre Company

Friday 16 June, 4pm (Relaxed Performance) & 7pm

GIANT 
The Zoo Co Theatre Company

Wednesday 5 July (Relaxed Performance), 7pm

Getting to Caterham ArtsHouse

Map view to Caterham School, please use arrows to zoom in and out.
Caterham School, Harestone Valley Rd, Caterham CR3 6YA

By Car:

From Caterham Station (approaching from the A22), take the first exit at the roundabout opposite the train station. Then, take the second exit of the following roundabout, leading onto Harestone Valley Rd. As you approach the school on your left, take the first road, leading to the left around the school building up a steep hill. 

By Public Transport:

The nearest train station is Caterham (Zone 6). There is a taxi rank outside the station, and a taxi to Caterham School will take 5 minutes and cost around £4. 

Alternatively it is a 15-20 minute walk from the station to Caterham School, walking up Harestone Valley Road.

PARKING and directions when you arrive:

As you arrive by foot or by car, take the first road leading around to the left of the main school building. Half way up the hill, there is a visitors car park on the left hand side with ample parking spaces. 

By foot, follow the pathway opposite the car park, past the school’s canteen. Caterham Artshouse is up the steps on your left, after the canteen.

For wheelchair access, disabled and further information, pleace contact Florence on florence@zooco.co.uk

Upcoming SHOWS:

Love and Rabbits

The Underground Clown Club
FRIDAY 9TH JUNE @ 7.30PM
Two fools take to the stage to lead you on a poetic journey through the most surreal, silly and forgotten parts of your imagination.

Love & Rabbits is children’s poetry for adults. Taking inspiration from Spike Milligan and Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll and Dr Seuss, two performers create scenes, stories and sketches out of a handful of props and some silly poems, to enthrall and entertain you.

​This performance is suitable for all ages.

“Performed with such energy, devotion, innocence and heart, that before you know it, you are hooked, you are laughing, and most of all, you feel for the characters.” – A Younger Theatre

★★★★  “Like the love child of Dr Seuss and Edgar Allen Poe spliced with a touch of Lewis Carroll absurdity.” – Sabotage Reviews

The Girl Who Fell in Love With The Moon

The Zoo Co Theatre Company
FRIDAY 16TH JUNE @ 7PM
‘It wasn’t a particularly spectacular night, as she sat stargazing in her room… ‘

Join this tattered troupe as Luna’s tragic tale unravels for the first time. But why tonight? A Tim Burton-esque patchwork of puppetry, poetry, movement and live music.

‘It is performed with panache as the company weaves its magic on the audience, who were totally absorbed and enthralled. A must-see show.’ – British Theatre Guide ★★★★★

This performance is appropriate for audiences of all ages, with a suggested age of 8+.

Relaxed Performance @ 4pm:

There will be a specific, 4pm Relaxed Performance, open to anybody who may benefit from a Relaxed Performance environment.

​This means that audience members can come and go, make noise, and wiggle about as much as they need to in order to feel comfortable. Open to anybody, these performances may be particularly beneficial to people on the Autistic spectrum, disabled young people and adults, parents with young children/ babies, elderly audiences and those with social anxiety or other mental health issues. We are able to offer a touch tour of the set prior to the performance for anybody who is Visually Impaired. Please get in touch with any further access requirements and we will seek to accommodate you accordingly.

These tickets are subsidised, and group discounts are available for schools or care organisations. Please contact Florence on florence@zooco.co.uk for further information and to book tickets. 

GIANT

The Zoo Co Theatre Company
WEDNESDAY 5TH JULY @ 7PM
Tommy, 22, lives with three generations of his family. They’ve learnt to ignore the strange things his nan says over dinner, and the bizarre rumblings coming from the attic.

Horribly honest clowns and questionable cabaret acts ignite the stage with Zoo Co’s trademark live music, puppetry, poetry & movement. 

GIANT is an explosive, absurd and visceral adventure into ‘Adulting’… Could Tommy’s nan know more than meets the eye?

This performance is suitable for audiences aged 12+ and has tongue-in-cheek, silly cabaret and one use of strong language.

Relaxed Performance:

GIANT will be performed in a Relaxed Performance setting, open to all audiences, regardless of access requirements.

The show itself stays exactly the same, but the usual rules of being in an audience are relaxed, meaning that if somebody needs to shuffle around a bit, make some noise or come and go, that is absolutely fine. 

This is part of Zoo Co’s aim to make as many of their performances as possible accessible to everybody. For any further information, or to discuss further access requirements, please contact Florence on florence@zooco.co.uk.