The Garden

Welcome in Spring with Spare Tyre! Experience The Garden, join our performances, workshops and debate.

Be inspired by our immersive installation – The Garden – as we bring the outdoors in. Awaken your imagination on a journey through the seasons.

The Garden is designed for people with dementia and their carers, but welcomes anyone who wants to find out how the arts can improve the lives of people living with dementia.

The Garden was developed to tour to residential care homes, and now this innovative installation is brought to a public venue for the first time in England.

Wednesday 2 & Thursday 3 @ 11:00 & 14:00 – Free performances for people with dementia and their carers.

Thursday 3 @ 19:00 – “The Arts & Dementia: Reminiscence or the present?”  open evening and panel discussion exploring different approaches to working artistically with people with dementia.

Friday 4 @ 16:00-20:00 Drop-in and experience the installation, join us for drinks.

Saturday 5 @ 10:30-17:00 Masterclass: participatory arts practice / introduction to working with people with dementia.


Spare Tyre are a New Diorama Associate Ensemble. This production is supported by the New Diorama Emerging Companies Fund.


Spare Tyre is a leading participatory arts charity in the UK with 38 years of experience of producing bold and powerful theatre with voiceless communities. Spare Tyre uses performing and digital arts to challenge prejudice and to realise equality, diversity and accessibility. 


“This is an impressive, imaginative work, that requires creative and compassionate skills. Spare Tyre deliver on both.”

Arts Council England on The House