Bath Voice News: new face at Burdall’s Yard as the venue celebrates its first birthday

By Harry Mottram: Martin Campbell is the new venue manager for Burdall’s Yard on the London Road that is celebrating its first year in operation.
“The intention is to fill the venue with lots of activities,” he said, “with live music gigs, spoken word, stand-up comedy and talks – and we have apart the main stage which takes 100 standing and 80 seated – have other spaces at the yard.”
The old industrial yard has been in its time a night club and part of Bath College – but is now a venue for pre-school groups, yoga sessions and meetings due to its many spaces – including I noted generous toilets due to its former past as a night club.
Refurbished and with a bar run by The Townhouse pub/cafe nearby it is also a meeting place for coffee for locals – and includes an open air dining area – although on the day I visited it was trying to snow.
His employer is Next Stage Theatre based at the Mission Theatre in Avon Street.
Martin hails from Corsham where he ran the Pound Arts Centre until switching to the yard in November.
Apart from drama classes, choir rehearsals and meetings the venue also has regular art exhibitions which are free to view should you be passing.

Coming up at Burdell’s Yard:

Sardines by The Blank Slate Ensemble

  • Wednesday, 8 March 2023
  • 20:00  21:30
  • Burdall’s Yard (map)

Sardines is a new comedy set on a raft stranded in the middle of the ocean. It follows the ridiculously fancy English poets, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth, on their wild misadventures at sea.

Viva Vocals

  • Saturday, 11 March 2023
  • 20:00  22:00
  • Burdall’s Yard (map)

Viva Vocals is a non-auditioned, female voices community choir from Corsham, directed by John Sandford and accompanied by Michelle Howarth on keyboards. Their strapline is ‘Sing Yourself Happy’ and that is what they strive to achieve at each practice and concert opportunity.

Sober Sundays

  • Saturday, 18 March 2023
  • 19:00  22:30
  • Burdall’s Yard (map)

Sober Sundays Release Show for new single ‘Cold Conversation’ at Burdall’s Yard

The Dunwells

  • Friday, 24 March 2023
  • 19:30  22:30
  • Burdall’s Yard (map)

Following a sell-out show at Burdall’s Yard last November, we are thrilled to announce a return of The Dunwells for another special evening og rootsy, folk-rock on Friday 24th March 2023.

Double Act: Patrick Roe and Resolute

  • Thursday, 20 April 2023
  • 19:30  22:00
  • Burdall’s Yard (map)

In April, Burdall’s Yard with be welcoming Patrick Roe and Resolute as they perform a doubhle act of great music that is sure to get you moving…

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