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Trestle Arts Base

Trestle Arts Base

Tickets for all performances at Trestle Arts Base can be bought online here

A beautiful conversion of a Victorian chapel, Trestle Arts Base (TAB) is a unique centre hosting theatre, dance, films, art installations, exhibitions and community events. It is home to the touring Trestle Theatre Company and the Trestle Mask Workshop.

The Gallery Cafe serves a selection of hot and cold drinks and cold snacks.

Trestle Taking Part offers a wide-ranging programme of workshops, residencies and training for all ages and abilities from pre-school children to professional performers. Creative activities include:

  • Story Tent (2 years+) – storytelling and craft for pre-school children and parents
  • Trestle offers an extensive range of training from mask and physical theatre INSET and CPD courses for teachers, professional practitioners and workshop leaders, an MA in Education (Drama),  to corporate training for business groups.
  • Trestle has an inspiring and exciting programme of drama workshops in physical, visual and mask theatre delivered by our professional practitioners. From two hour theatre workshops to week long residencies, we offer activities to suit all levels and abilities.
  • Trestle Theatre Masks are handcrafted on site and shipped all over the world.

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Rhythmical Ravings and Rants RRRANTS

Rhythmical Ravings and Rants RRRANTS

RRRANTS is a poetry collective, specialising in the off kilter and the absurd. They perform regularly at The Goat, Sopwell Lane, St Albans. Enjoy ten acts plus the chance to showcase your own poetic talents!

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The Radlett Centre

The Radlett Centre
This local arts centre has a fully equipped theatre with raked seating for 300 people. It hosts a variety of productions, including children's plays, musicals and concerts. The Centre also has two areas that are used for Art exhibitions; the Ground Floor Gallery and the Apthorp Gallery, situated on the first floor.

The Art Café serves hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, baguettes, home-made soup, croissants, filled jacket potatoes and other daily specials. It has a licensed bar and is usually open from 45 minutes before the start of a performance, during the interval and often after performances have ended.

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The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

How many museums have chocolate doors? We can think of only one – the fantabulous Roald Dahl Museum packed full of surprises and delights for readers of all ages. It's easy to see why this little gem has won a string of awards, including Enjoy England's Best Small Visitor Attraction in 2008. 

The two main biographical 'boy' and 'solo' galleries are full of interesting and quirky details about Roald Dahl's life and books, all presented in an imaginative and interactive way. The clever Visitor's Guide is full of quiz questions, activity suggestions and discussion points to help families explore together, while budding authors over five can scribble in their own Ideas Book.

By the time you reach the Story Centre you'll be ready to create your own version of the BFG's gobblefunk, before refuelling at Café Twit and browsing in the irresistible museum shop. If you're making a day of it, there's even a village trail to help you explore Great Missenden, home to the Dahl family.

During school holidays, visitors can enjoy free craft activities and story-telling sessions, as well as special events (see website for details, pre-booking advisable for some workshops).


  • dressing up as some of Roald Dahl''s characters and exploring the story sacks
  • creating photo-fit characters in the Ideas Book
  • sitting in Roald Dahl''s chair and exploring his famous writing hut
  • writing a short story on the automatic grammatizator and seeing it up in lights
  • the delicious Illy coffee, light lunches (sandwiches, salads, jackets, panini) and delumptious home-made cakes at Café Twit (try the Bogtrotter chocolate cake)
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