The Core at Corby Cube is a registered charity and we have recently celebrated our 6th Birthday. In this time we have welcomed more than 185,300 audience members and participants to our town centre venue, and made a local economic impact of £16.8 million.
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“There is so much sound thinking behind The Core in architectural, theatrical and social terms. Just ask anyone who lives in Corby” The Stage
The Core at Corby Cube consists of three spaces. The Theatre seats 445 people on three levels- the main live programme takes place here with professional visiting companies, local amateur groups, schools and community organisations all regularly performing on the stage. We present music, comedy, dance, theatre and family shows and have recently seen visits from Sarah Millican, Northern Ballet Theatre, Rich Hall and The Searchers, to name a few. We also host regular film screenings in the Theatre and are continuing to build loyal audiences for a broad range of digital content, including live broadcasts from the National Theatre. The Lab is a studio space suitable for smaller-scale shows and family activities. The Base is an underground workshop space which doubles as a training room, conference space and recording studio.
The Core continues to place huge importance on Creative Projects activity which reaches a diverse and broad range of our community, with a particularly strong focus on children, young people and families. We continue to build a national reputation for the innovation in our approach and commitment to ensuring that young people from all backgrounds can access our high quality programme. We offer free and subsidised places for all our Creative Project activities.
“There are few better examples of the belief that the arts can help to regenerate urban centres than the opening of The Core at Corby Cube, a multi-use cultural centre in the Northamptonshire town of Corby” Financial Times
Last year 15,821 children and young people got involved. Our weekly workshop programme provides opportunities in theatre and dance, and our digital, writing and musical theatre groups continue to thrive. A recent example project saw two exciting original dramas created by Wadzanai and Tribes Youth Club, giving young people the chance to design their own project and choose the artists to make it with them.
Our partnership programme with primary and secondary schools continues to grow with 6,648 students last year accessing productions, workshops and activities. We now host a fortnightly Arts Award drop-in session, to help young people achieve their awards and offer paid internships and work experience for students at school or in Further Education.
We are committed to supporting artists through our Launchpad showcase nights in The Lab, and we have recently commissioned artists to work with our young people, including Martin Lawrance from Richard Alston Dance and David McKenna from Being Frank Physical Theatre. Frantic Assembly also delivered Ignition here in 2014. We provided space and support for artist residencies including Impulse Collective, Wriggle Dance Theatre and China Plate. And in 2015 we worked with the Office of the Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner to tour a piece of theatre about intimate teenage relationships to secondary schools across the county.
“We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful venue in our area for the creative arts. On a personal note, the opportunity to collaborate with others, and present our work has been a joy” Martin Baldock
The Core at Corby Cube is managed by Northampton Arts Management Trust who also run Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Errol Flynn Filmhouse.