The Basement is a leading centre for the creation and presentation of live art and contemporary performance in the south east with a strong reputation for rigour and excellence. It is a vibrant, creative environment where performance practices collide leading to innovative new forms. The organisation is committed to presenting work of the highest quality by artists at different stages of professional development from emergent to established. The venue provides a unique, immersive environment, offering inspiring and innovative experiences for a broad audience within an accessible social atmosphere. It provides professional development for artists, nurturing their work and supporting the advancement of their careers.