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"This was the most integrated team environment I have been in, certainly in terms of positivity, creativity and progression." - Crisis performer in Sawdust

Hidden Spire brings together professional artists and people with experience of homelessness, plus members of the wider community, to create performances using music, dance, theatre, visual arts and more. The team is assembled and work together every step of the way - everything from set design, script-writing and front-of-house is done as a collaboration between the artists and clients of national homeless charity Crisis. 

Hidden Spire isn’t just a production, it’s a process. The focus on producing the highest quality show means people push themselves out of their comfort zone and achieve something they may not have believed they were capable of. Time and again, they produce a remarkable event and keep audiences enchanted, amused, and intrigued. 

You can learn more about the process in the documentary Life Is A Circus, which aired on BBC Four in 2019




Our 2021 show is a promenade piece about a world recovering from a devastating flood.

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Before The Tempest

Our 2015 show was set before the beginning of Shakespeare's The Tempest.

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The first ever artistic collaboration between the two charities. Hidden laid the groundwork for the future.

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Life Is A Circus

A documentary about the making of Sawdust, broadcast on the BBC. You can watch it now.

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The Pulse

A 4-minute film exploring the rhythm of the Old Fire Station through dance.

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Our 2017 theatre show was set in a crumbling circus, following the lives and loves of the performers.

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How Lucky Are You?

Our 2013 told the story of two brothers running their clock shop - will they manage to keep it?​

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