You Are Here

Performance FAQs

What is You Are Here?

A live performance involving dance, live music and spoken-word, taking place within the Wedgwood Institute - Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent. Inspired by the experiences of the cast members who have moved, or been moved, to Stoke-on-Trent.

What to expect from You Are Here?

This is a promenade performance, which means that the audience move around the Wedgwood Institute to experience parts of the performance that take place in different rooms. There will be some opportunities to sit but some parts will involve standing. Audiences will be guided through the performance in a set order by helping hands.

What is The Wedgwood Institute?

The Wedgwood Institute was built in 1865 as a place for educating the hard-working folk of Burslem in science, business and the arts. It is about to be fully restored by the The Prince’s Regeneration Trust and this performance will be one of the only opportunities to experience the current charm of the building before work commences. The full address is: The Wedgwood Institute, Queen Street, Burslem, ST6 3EF

How can I buy tickets?

Tickets are on sale now through The New Vic Theatre box office. You can buy tickets online through their website. Or in person at the theatres box office, opening times are 10am - 6pm or call 01782 717962 for more questions about booking tickets. Due to the nature of the building audience sizes for these performances are on the small side, so book early to avoid disappointment.

When does the event start/finish?

The evening events start at 7.30pm and there is one matinee performance on Saturday 8th at 4pm also. Doors open half an hour before the performance and there will be live music and a cash bar so we recommend coming early! The performance will last approximately 1 hour (depending on how quickly audiences move around the building!!) and the bar will be open for 1 hour after the show (except for the Saturday matinee when it will just be half an hour).

Where can I park?

There are council car parks and on street parking (pay and display) nearby the Wedgwood Institute. A full list of car parking is available HERE

Is You Are Here suitable for children?

We have put an age guidance of 14+ on this performance. This is due purely to the subject matter, however if you would like to discuss bringing a younger child please get in touch on: Unfortunately the performance is definitely not suitable to very young children due to the fragile nature of the building and set!

Is the performance accessible for people with a disability?

Unfortunately due to the restrictions of the building the performance is not suitable for wheelchair users as most of the performance takes place upstairs and there is currently no alternative route available. However, a full film version of the performance will be available online at a later date. For any other access questions please get in touch:

What should I wear?

Please be aware that the Wedgwood Institute has been largely disused and therefore is a bit rough around the edges, so please don't wear your finest attire for this show.  Due to the age of the building the floors are a bit wonky so flat shoes are a must. Lastly, we're not sure what the temperature will be like in October, but if it's cold outside, bring an extra layer to wear inside too!

Can I film or photograph during the performance?

No. The only place photography will be allowed will be in the bar area before and after the show. Other than this cameras will not be allowed. We are working with a professional photographer and film-makers so the work will be well documented and shared online.

Will there be strobes or special effects during the performance?

There will be use of theatrical lighting and lighting effects, but no strobe will be used during the show.

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