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Theatre Absolute


Theatre Absolute is an independent award-winning theatre company in Coventry. Its home is the Shop Front Theatre, a one-time fish and chip shop restaurant opposite Argos in City Arcade. The theatre is a unique 55 seat flexible space and is the only professional space of its kind in the whole of the U.K. Since co-founders, producer Julia Negus and writer Chris O’Connell opened the Shop Front Theatre in 2009, in partnership with Coventry City Council, the company has had thousands of people through the door of this once empty space. In the Shop Front, Theatre Absolute present new work for theatre, commission writers and artists, run writing workshops, mentor artists and holding many live events and talks. Other local arts and community organisations also access the space for their own work programmes.

Address: 38 City Arcade, Coventry CV1 3HW



Phone Number

+44(0)7799 292957