Town Mouse and Country Mouse


Join two friends as they embark on an amazing journey and discover that sometimes new can be exciting, and different can be good! An enchanting story from Aesop’s much loved and heart warming tale told with puppetry, music and magical design, for ages 3+ and their families. TICKET INFORMATION FOR TOWN MOUSE AND COUNTRY MOUSE…

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It’s The Economy, Stupid!


It’s the Economy Stupid is a bold new show from the Fringe First winning creators of Labels and Fanboy Joe Sellman-Leava and Dylan Howells. Together they embark on a quest to uncover how the economy wins elections and why the force that dominates our lives is so bloody complicated! Armed with brown bags, an old…

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MAMACANTA SINGING COLLECTIVE is a class for YOU, but where you can also bring your baby along! In those early days of new parenthood – it can be really challenging to carve out time for yourself, lots of classes simply focus on your baby, but Mamacanta is different…. Led by Anna, a local music therapist,…

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At Proteus this July (rescheduled from October 2023), Scottish musical duo Norman&Corrie will challenge traditional notions of folk and jazz with new pieces translated from ancestral melodies. These melodies were recently discovered by them during a residency in Shetland where they spent time learning from tradition-bearers and explored the music archives of the Shetland Museum. The duo who are expected…

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The Late Night Assembly : PRIDE cabaret

The Late Night Assembly is back with a special cabaret in celebration of PRIDE! As always, everyone is welcome to this inclusive evening showcasing the best cabaret artists from the LGBTQ+ community. Your hostess with the mostest is the inimitable Becky Boobala who will be your MC for the night. As ever, we encourage you…

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BUDS.| Arms & Hearts | Wild Tales | The Details


BUDS. | ARMS & HEARTS | Wild Tales and The Details. The Basingstoke Music Initiative, a collaboration between Proteus and RB Music, is making waves again with our June line up! Get ready for the audible onslaught from an exciting lineup of artists who are poised to entertain! BUDS. Punk Rock from small town Hampshire.…

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The Big Doodle Drop-in

big doodle drop in

The Big Doodle Drop-in is free family-friendly event running from 11.30am-4pm on Tuesday 28th May during the half-term break. Creative club tutors Nick and Becky will be leading a fun drop-in session to explore your creative side through drawing and doodling with lots of fun drawing exercises and challenges There may even be an appearance…

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HAYFEVER by Noel Coward at the Walled Garden

The Proteans return to Basingstoke’s ‘best-kept secret’ the Walled Garden in Down Grange, for another of their popular performances of classic plays. For July 2024 The Proteans present Hayfever, Noel Coward’s brilliantly effervescent comedy! Noël Coward wrote this brilliantly effervescent comedy of bad manners in three days when he was just 24. A fabulous, sparkling…

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smallest festival

THE smallest FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD returns for its 4th year to Proteus Creation Space on Saturday 20th July! Join a brand new line up  of performance artists, musicians, and creatives for a family-friendly whirlwind of a festival, right here in the heart of Basingstoke! Kickstart your summer with a family festival like no other!…

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Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know: An evening with Lord Byron

Hell-raiser. Fashionista. Sexual predator. Poet. Punk. The scandalous life and fast times of Lord Byron. “Mad, Bad and Dangerous To Know” was how Lady Caroline Lamb described Lord Byron, the man who subsequently became her lover after their initial meeting.  Proteus invites audiences to join the most notorious figure from literary history for a drink.…

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