Southampton welcomes a new theatre

In February 2018 we made Homegrown to celebrate our new home

The story


Back in February 2018, we were proud to create the opening ceremony performance for the new NST multi million pound arts complex in the heart of Southampton’s cultural quarter.


Homegrown involved 138 participants, aged 6 months to 68 years from across communities in Southampton and was watched  by over 4,000 people.


Homegrown was inspired by the idea of journeying and our long standing ties to industry. Various groups represented the city’s affiliation with the Spitfire and Ford manufacturing, import and export in the docks and the idea of arrival and departure.

‘Being from Southampton I really wanted to do the city proud and this opportunity was a chance to celebrate a special moment in Southampton’s history’ Zoie Golding, Artistic Director