The Tropicana, formerly a glorious 1930s lido and leisure facility, can make two claims to be the edgiest theatre in the UK.
Firstly it sits right on the edge of the sea, its walls literally surrounded with water at high tide, its facade bathed in sunsets to relish. Secondly, it was saved from dilapidation by the coming of Banksy’s Dismaland – a riot of political comment, outrageous talent and glorious fun.
These are values that the building holds to its heart, and Theatre Tropicana won’t fail to entertain, inspire and surprise.
Wayne Hemingway commented that “ Theatre Orchard are doing a brilliant job in cementing Weston-super-Mare’s Tropicana as an interesting arts venue. They are bringing independent, challenging productions to this coastal town that is aiming to up its creative game – and Theatre Orchard are certainly giving the place a leg up” and British weekly newspaper and website -The Stage said that Theatre Tropicana is “A welcome new performance space on the North Somerset cultural scene.”
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