Seacoast Rep opens new performance art studio space in Portsmouth NH

PORTSMOUTH — The Rep Studios, Seacoast Repertory Theatre‘s new efficiency art studio place, is up and managing.

Brandon James, co-executive artist director, sums up the new addition succinctly: “It can be these a reward.”

That present is a 5,000-sq.-foot rental place at 2800 Lafayette Highway, tailor-made to match the firm’s aspiration of a entire-time, carrying out arts middle. He claimed it “landed in our lap” just as the Rep experienced started imagining a centre as a foreseeable future likelihood.

“We thought it was a pipe desire, we had been hunting (for room) in Kittery, and Eliot, and assumed we’d be fortunate to discover everything there,” James mentioned. “When we uncovered specifically what we wished right here in town, we ended up quite fired up. … This is now going on, now!”

Ben Hart, left, and Brandon James, executive artistic directors outside the Rep Studios, Seacoast Repertory Theatre's new additional space at 2800 Lafayette Road in Portsmouth.

How The Rep Studios will be applied

The Rep Studios was a turnkey house. The Block Collaborative, its earlier tenant, experienced completed in depth get the job done on the enterprise throughout the COVID-19 shutdown.

The constructing features 3 dance studios, total with mirrors, sprung dance flooring and bars, all prepared for blended use.