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We are the home of professional theatre company and registered charity
Unexpected Places, youth theatre Light UP and dance school Steppin' UP.

Founded in 2015 by Artistic Director Rosanna Sloan, Unexpected Places is an innovative theatre company which takes its audiences to dynamic, unusual locations; performing bold, original plays. 

Unexpected Places opened UP Studios in 2019. As well as being a home to an exciting theatre company, youth theare and regular dance classes, we are a venue for the community to hire. We have two spacious studios that are ideal for classes, workshops, rehearsals, parties - and more!

Who We Are


Our Mission

Our mission is to become the definitive space for creative activities in Hamble and surrounding areas.

There is always something going on here; we are filling our calendar with workshops, events and classes - supporting children, teenagers and adults to get creative, get involved and be entertained.