Nutshell Studios
A bit about us

The Nutshell Studios

The Nutshell Studios is a multi-disciplinary centre in the heart of Nailsworth.

Originally conceived as a Dojo, the upper studio lends itself to classes, exhibitions, events, and training in several disciplines, for adults and children, such as dance, martial arts, yoga and meditation.

The meaning of Do-Jo is “place to find and follow your way”, where a great importance is given to the process of learning and discovering focusing on the present time.

Cosy insulation and underfloor heating keep the space gently warm in the winter, while large windows guarantee a constant flow of fresh air in the warmer months.

For space hire, please contact us.

Nutshell Shows
Nutshell Atelier


The lower studio houses the atelier of our artist-in-residence Viviana Rossi-Caffell, hosting regular workshops and exhibitions.

Nailsworth and the Stroud area are increasingly rich in cultural diversity, creativity and forward thinking. The Nutshell Studios is a space dedicated to its community to harness this energy and to link together performing arts, visual arts, movement and mindfulness.

A place for connections, cross-pollination of ideas, concentration and exploration.

The Nutshell garden has been designed before anything else in the building, thanks to lots of expert help, in order to offer an unwinding path for the users of the Dojo and the atelier. The planting scheme relies on a multitude of local species, rescued shrubs and gifts from our neighbourhood.
Children and grown-ups can enjoy a plant hunt, different in each season. Download the pdf here.

Nutshell Garden
Classes, Workshops & Upcoming Events

We host regular classes, trainings and workshops in several disciplines. For an up-to date listing, please refer to our What’s On page for more information and get in touch with the relevant teacher. If you would like to know about our forthcoming events, please subscribe to our news.