The Big Shed

The Big Shed

Photos taken by Vicki Watson

In June 2017 Vision Mechanics relocated our workshop and production base to The Big Shed, Drummohr, near Prestonpans. The Big Shed, formerly riding stables, was a derelict building that Vision Mechanics spent many months converting into a fully accessible arts space, offering 12 individual artists studios as well as storage spaces, for rent.

With the support of Tyne Esk Leader Rural Development Fund and Creative Scotland National Lottery, new flooring, curtaining and lighting enabled us to turn the basic courtyard area in the centre of the Shed, into a flexible space for rehearsal, training and occasional performance space for theatre, dance and aerial.

At the Shed Vision Mechanics will continue to provide new opportunities for local people to get involved in artistic and creative activity, as well as attracting visitors to the area. The Company’s activities include a regular large-scale autumn production, workshop programmes and one-off special events.

The Shed offers accessible rehearsal, build and performance space at flexible rates, to theatre, dance and aerial artists/companies. It is situated in 25 acres of parkland on which outdoor work can be developed.

If you might be interested in renting a space at the Shed, short or long-term, please contact Artistic Director, Symon Macintyre, on symon@visionmechanics.org or call 07932120624.

Rental rates

Studio spaces from £120-£226 pcm + electricity.
Storage containers (10 x 10 ft) £77 pcm.
Large studio space for rehearsals or meetings, £70/day.
Very large rehearsal space (12m x 7m), £100/day.
Parking is available at the Shed, and it is also on the no 26/44 bus routes from Edinburgh and on the cycle path.


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