We were delighted to receive this highly complimentary communication from Parable Arts after a successful series of performances at the Bonded Warehouse:
“It’s a rare thing to find a venue that manages to combine community-mindedness, flexibility, heritage and generosity, but The Bonded Warehouse ticks all those boxes beautifully.
This Christmas I was privileged to be able to use it as a venue for a theatrical adaptation of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, working in partnership with The Salvation Army to raise money for their work with homeless people in the region. As a professional actor for over a decade, with experience of taking productions to dozens (if not hundreds) of performance-spaces across the country with a variety of different companies, I can honestly say I’ve dealt with a great many venues and venue-managers, and The Bonded Warehouse team rank alongside some of the best. Their generosity, flexibility and friendliness enabled us to host a sell-out production that raised over £2,000 for the work of The Salvation Army with those experiencing homelessness across our area. We were given a great amount of creative freedom to transform the venue to our needs, and for the duration of our performance time we were able to turn it into a performance venue Dickens would have been proud to have his works performed in.
Parable Arts will certainly use The Bonded Warehouse for performances in the future, and we would recommend it to anyone and everyone for their events and occasions.
Jon Buckeridge, Artistic Director of Parable Arts – February 2018