The HopBarn supports Artists and Dance Residencies throughout the year with the aim to offer a very focused and intensive period for any companies to come to work, think, breathe, eat, sleep, explore together away from any distractions.


The HopBarn (our rehearsal and performance space) has onsite accomodation (3 bedrooms, 2 of them ensuite) attached to the creative space to allow 24 hours uninterrupted creative flow. Our rehearsal space is fitted with super warm underfloor heating with plenty of natural light. For more info.

Current  Residencies

Dacca Dance

13 - 18.04

Dacca Dance is a choreographic and performance duo formed by Eve Hopkinson and Hattie Harding. Graduating together from Trinity Laban in 2018 Eve and Hattie have been separately performing, choreographing and teaching; for organisations/companies such as Dance4, Transitions Dance company, Royal Academy of Dance, Petronella Wiehahn Dance and Next Door Dance. As a company they believe in collaboration with other art forms and being vulnerable in performance to make work that begins a conversation. 

Dacca Dance are excited to be working in collaboration with The HopBarn for their residency in Spring, where they will be researching and devising their first piece of work exploring female friendship and their personal experiences of having each other as a presence in their lives. You can catch a sharing of this work in May, where it will be previewed at Wandsworth Arts Fringe.

They will be offering Motion Capture session, to book a slot, please email us.

To find out more about Dacca, follow them on Instagram.

For video of their research, click here.

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Upcoming  Residencies

Derby Theatre Departure Lounge 2020

06 - 13.07

In Good Company, the flagship creative, professional and business development programme for theatre makers in the Midlands, is offering two fantastic opportunities to theatre makers to be a part of Departure Lounge, Derby Theatre’s annual summer festival of ground-breaking work, and fresh and exciting performance in the heart of the country.

Departure Lounge is a nationally recognised and highly acclaimed festival that IGC and the Theatre will produce and present for a 8th year in 2020, that will once again consist of a bumper line-up of shows, Edinburgh previews, a panel discussion with leading industry professionals, workshops, talks plus much more.

In Good Company invites artists and companies from the Midlands area to send tour packs for consideration, to showcase their work at the Festival before they head off to Edinburgh. IGC are committed to increasing opportunities and support for all and this being reflected on their stages, we recognise the need within ‘all’ to be diverse and representative of the world we live in today. ‘All’ includes (but is not exclusively): people of colour, people from non-British backgrounds, lesbian, bisexual, gay and queer people, gender diverse people, people from working class backgrounds, Deaf and disabled people (including hidden disabilities).

Artists accepted will be spending a week at The HopBarn to create and explore the work as discussed in their proposal. For more details, link.

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