A.E.Harris & Co. (Birmingham) Ltd.
Our landlords. The honest, generous and mutually respectful relationship between metal fabricators A.E.Harris and Stan's Cafe is what makes @ A.E.Harris possible. This collaboration has been recognised by an Arts and Business award and is widely admired. It is useful having metal fabricators as landlords - they can sort you out a decent bit of welding. A.E.Harris & Co. website
Arts Council England
After two years of being subsidised by Stan's Cafe @ A.E.Harris proved sufficiently valuable to the local arts scene to receive subsidy from Arts Council England. This money allowed for urgent improvements to be made to the venue and to help towards the annual rent and running costs. The venue still has to generate its own income - and will have to do so increasingly over the years ahead - but the venture is currently only possible through the generosity of Arts Council England, so we thank them.
@ A.E. Harris is run by Stan's Cafe both for its own direct benefit and for that of the wider community. Since moving into the empty factory space they have invested significant time, energy, money and physical resources into making the venue a success. Although the company's financial commitment to the venue is not as heavy as it once was in all other ways the maintainance of the venue remains a labour of love.
Birmingham based Kindle Theatre regularly rehearse @ A.E.Harris, they have hosted performance meals at the venue as well as a vast version of thier promonade performance Eat Your Heart Out.
Kindle Theatre's website.
This regular event showcasing work-in-progress productions moves around Midlands Venues. It has twice been staged @ A.E.Harris.
Pilot Night's website
A week long festival inviting emerging theatre companies from across Europe to share their work, attend workshops together and share ideas and food together @ A.E. Harris.
BE Festival's website.
3Bugs Fringe Theatre
The alternative theatre society at Birmingham University has staged shows at the venue. This is their website
Midlands Actors Theatre & Sister Tree
These companies rehearsed at the venue for their collaboration on an adaptation of The Good Person of Sezuan
A history of make up which might be of interest for those who saw our show Made Up : click here to visit.