Spirella Ballroom, Letchworth Garden City

18 June 2016 - 18 June 2016

An exciting new venue for Pop-up Opera to tour to in Summer 2016, the magnificent Spirella Ballroom, steeped in local history within the Edwardian Spirella corset factory, this venue lends itself to a plot-line where the characters get themselves rather tied in knots!

We are delighted to be programmed as part of the Letchworth Festival, by Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation; a festival designed to bring the local community together to celebrate Life in Letchworth.

Join us on Saturday 18th June, 7.30pm

Tickets are priced at £20 (£15 concessions) and are available online here.

Venue Information

Spirella Ballroom, Letchworth

Created for the famous Spirella corset company, the ‘factory of beauty’ offered its employees facilities such as baths, showers, gymnastics classes, a library, free eye tests and bicycle repairs way ahead of their time. Built in three stages between 1912 and 1920, this beautiful building, now Grade II* listed, offers a picturesque stop in the Garden City; an excellent example of Arts and Crafts architecture, with immaculately landscaped gardens. The Spirella Building was lovingly restored in 1996 from derelict condition into a vibrant business centre, leaving at the heart if it the original magnificent Ballroom, with high arched ceilings, an impressive chandelier and ornate domed roof windows.

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Joseph Doody Count Almaviva
James Schouten Bartolo
Flora McIntosh Rosina
Tom Stoddart Figaro
Steven East Basilio/Fiorello
Emily Blanch Berta
Berrak Dyer Pianist
Sonia Chapman Company Stage Manager
Harry Percival Captions Operator