Nuffield Southampton Theatres (NST) today announces the opening of the café bar Tyrrells at its new venue, NST City with award winning chef to the stars Jay Geddes in the kitchen. The new look theatre café bar will be serving healthy seasonal Hampshire food designed to mix and match and share. 


Southampton chef Jay Geddes has cooked for Adele, Rihanna, Beyoncé, the England national football team and the royal family. He has also worked at some of the south’s top restaurants and hotels and is a keen advocate of local produce. At Tyrrells, he has designed a menu of mix and match small plates divided into land (meat), sea (fish) and earth (anything grown naturally) with many choices for vegans and vegetarians.


Jay Geddes, Chef at Nuffield Southampton Theatres said “I have designed a menu featuring small plates which can be enjoyed and shared when time is short; at lunchtimes and just before a performance. With this concept, I can also change the menu regularly and seasonally. All of our food is made fresh and sourced from a small radius, within 25 miles. ”


NST City opened earlier this year in February. The venue in its first seven months of operation has sold over 35,000 tickets and received national critical acclaim for its NST productions The Shadow Factory, Streetcar Named Desireand SS Mendi Dancing the Death Drill.  NST’s current world premiere production, Women in Power (running till 29 September) is a musical comedy. NST runs NST City alongside its existing theatre, NST Campus, on the University of Southampton’s Highfield Campus.


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Nuffield Southampton Theatres (NST) is one of the UK’s leading professional theatre companies creating fresh, vital experiences through theatre. NST has developed a profile and reputation for innovation and quality delivering work on a national and international scale, whilst acting as a major cultural force for good in the city of Southampton. 


On 16 February 2018, NST opened Southampton's new city centre performing arts venue, NST City, with Southampton Celebrates, a celebratory event in Guildhall Square featuring more than 100 performers, dance, music and fireworks, followed by the world premiere of Howard Brenton's The Shadow Factory. NST City includes a flexible 450 seat main house theatre, a 133 seat studio, screening facilities, rehearsal and workshop spaces. NST runs the new city centre venue alongside its existing theatre, NST Campus, on the University of Southampton’s Highfield Campus.



Laboratory is the creative development programme for new work and new talent; through which NST collaborate with artists at all stages in their careers to experiment with new ideas. All of NST’s produced work is developed alongside Laboratory, which also provides a programme of talent development opportunities such as creative residencies, scratch nights, networking opportunities and skills development workshops.    


NST is an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation and a registered charity, receiving additional core funding from the University of Southampton and Southampton City Council.


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