The SPACE is a dedicated space for the performing arts in Ilfracombe. SPACE for: rehearsals | performances | classes and workshops | social gatherings |storage of props and sets | related activities.
At Make the Move we offer a wide range of performing arts classes for all ages including dance (ballet, tap, modern, jazz and contemporary), acrobatics, musical theatre, and drama. The classes run five days a week during term time, and provide excellent access, and development opportunities (as well as lot of fun) for all ages. We also run special projects during school holidays.
Lee Memorial Hall is a perfect venue for gatherings of up to 100 people. Recently refurbished it has excellent facilities that make it an attractive venue for small conferences, wedding receptions, meetings, team building events and so on. Facilities include kitchen, stage, heating system, digital projector, multi-speaker sound system, and WiFi. There is also an adjacent meadow that has room for a marquee.
The former ship to shore radio station, now called the Ariel Studios, provides a unique resource for the North Devon area, offering rehearsal space and equipment, workshops, a digital recording studio with three ‘live ‘rooms and rooms available for hire for meetings. The Ariel continues to develop its range of facilities and opportunities for the community as a whole.
The Landmark is an arts and entertainment complex featuring dramas, music, opera, children’s shows, dance, amateur shows, visual arts and community events as well as running a wide ranging arts and education outreach programme. The theatre houses a 483 and the Pavilion, a multi-use flat floor space, is capable of seating up to 160. The complex is available for private hire and can be used for cabarets, dinners, exhibitions and many other social events. Licensed for weddings.
The Red Petticoats ladies clog dancing team entertain with a mixture of the traditional dances as well as some that have been choreographed by. The team (or “side”) consists of a dozen regular dancers and a band (a chance for the men to join in). If you can spare some time on Thursday evenings (to practice during the winter and perform during the summer) why not give it a go. Don’t worry if you can’t dance, you can be taught or perhaps you fancy playing in the band.
The Ilfracombe Male Voice Choir raise money for charity all year. We normally have 3 charities a year. Rehearse every Tuesday and socialise after.
Ilfracombe Musical Productions stages an annual theatre show, usually during Ilfracombe Victorian Celebration week every June, to raise funds for local good causes. Over the past 25 years the Members have raised over £65000.00 towards National and Local Charity work and good causes in Ilfracombe.
The fascinating tunnels provide unique access to a beautiful area of coastline inaccessible by any other means. Hand carved in the 1820s these four tunnels provide a truly unique experience for young & old. Extensive history information throughout the site, including hilarious guides to Victorian etiquette for boys & girls when boating with ladies! Take the kids rock pooling. Tunnels Beaches is a uniquely designed coastal wedding venue – accessed through the cliff & with its own private beach.