Axis Arts Centre

Axis Arts Centre, MMU Cheshire
Axis Arts Centre
MMU Cheshire, Crewe Green Road, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 5DU

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Surprisingly, Axis Arts Centre is not a location, but a programme. This means that whilst much of our work is located in the Contemporary Arts building on the MMU Cheshire campus in Crewe, it allows us to also programme and curate work in other contexts and locations in the region. Our Cutting Hedge programme is a prime example of this spirit.

Our mission: to programme and produce work that reflects, investigates and contributes to diverse practices of Contemporary Arts; regionally, nationally and internationally.

We fulfil our mission through striving for the following aims:

Create a distinctive arts offer for public audiences that surprises, challenges and is diverse
Develop the public’s experience, knowledge and interest in contemporary arts
Support young and emerging talent
Publicly profile and support contemporary arts research and current debates

The centre is regularly funded by Arts Council England and Manchester Metropolitan University.

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There are 12 events at this location

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A unique musical experience inspired by Ravel's Piano Concerto for the Left Hand. Infamous pianist Paul Wittgenstein commissioned Ravel to write him a concerto after he lost his right arm during the First World War. At the same moment, the assassin that triggered that conflict, Gavrilo Princip, was kept in shackles in…

Thu 23 Feb

£800 (£5) / 0161 247 5302

Concerto By Michael Pinchbeck

Unravelling narratives around the true story of Paul Wittgenstein, who commissioned Ravel to write him a concerto after he lost his right arm during the First World War.

Thu 23 Feb

Double-0 By Cabin Fever

Two average blokes with a love of all things Bond … James Bond

Thu 9 Mar


For your eyes only. 54 years of silver screen success and now it's our turn - Two average blokes from the Midlands with a love of all things Bond, James Bond. Double-O is a fun, fast paced and energetically autobiographical piece. Why do we love Bond when we know we shouldn't? Cabin Fever is a performance ensemble lead by…

Thu 9 Mar

Free / 0161 247 5302

Give Me Your Love

Drama about post traumatic stress disorder.

Thu 9 Mar

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Give Me Your Love

Theatre legends Jon Haynes and David Woods present a funny, fragile and profound fable based on groundbreaking medical research and real-life war testimonies. Ex-soldier and budding rock star Zach has withdrawn into a cardboard box in a kitchen in West Wales. His friend Ieuan arrives offering recovery - in the form of a…

Thu 9 Mar

£8 (£5) / 0161 247 5302

Heads Up

A solo play by multi award-winner Kieran Hurley, with an original sonic score by Michael John McCarthy, that weaves a picture of a familiar city at the moment of its destruction, asking what would we do if we found ourselves at the end of our world as we know it.

Thu 2 Mar

£8 (£5) / 0161 247 5302

Heads Up By Kieran Hurley

A picture of a familiar city at its moment of destruction.

Thu 2 Mar

A Machine They're Secretly Building

"I want you to know what's happening…" From what might be a news desk, an office, a bedroom, a bunker under a mountain or a theatre, two people - reporters, senators, freedom fighters, or just… well… concerned citizens like you - think about what it is to speak up, speak out, blow the whistle and lift the veil. A Machine…

Tue 28 Feb

£8 (£5) / 0161 247 5302

A Machine They're Secretly Building By Proto-Type Theater

Original text and classified intelligence documents combine with film, music and sound design to vent frustration at the insidious machine of surveillance.


Transitions Dance Company is the UK's leading postgraduate dance company, featuring twelve superb dancers at the start of stellar careers. Tonight Transitions presents a brand new triple bill of freshly commissioned contemporary works by three exciting choreographers. Brazilian-born, Sao Paolo-based dancer and…

Tue 7 Mar

£8 (£5) / 0161 247 5302

Transitions Dance Triple Bill

the UK's leading post graduate dance company perform work from Cristian Duarte, Oded Ronen and Charles Linehan

Tue 7 Mar

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