We run a wide range of theatregoing programmes and education projects for young people, families, state schools and youth groups.
We open the doors to London’s world-class theatre for those who might not otherwise have the access or opportunity and we support some of the most challenged sections of our London community.
Each programme is specialist and unique, but they all have one thing in common: they all include a visit to the theatre at a highly subsidised ticket price.
As an independent charity, we’re able to collaborate and negotiate exclusive offers with theatres and producers throughout London, which enables us to offer a huge and diverse range of shows and opportunities to our audience.
We focus on four core areas:
Creating opportunities for disadvantaged children, young people and families and those with additional needs to visit the theatre, many for the first time.
Offering young people the opportunity to enjoy all the emotional, social and educational benefits of live theatre-going at an affordable price, and to explore the wide range of professional opportunities the industry has to offer.
Using theatre as a resource in and out of the classroom to enhance the curriculum, invigorate learning, teach new skills and aid personal development.
Developing training and skills-share events for teachers, theatre practitioners, youth leaders and young people., and leading cooperative educational initiatives with theatres and arts organisations across London.
The Difference We Make
We open doors
Many schools, young people and families find the high cost of London theatre tickets completely prohibitive. All of our programmes include a theatre visit and tickets cost an average of £8.
We bring classroom learning to life
We work with a range of expert practitioners to deliver our projects: always selecting the very best specialist/s for the job. We plan and customise each project in close consultation with teachers, making sure to meet both their curriculum needs and the needs of their students.
We change attitudes
A lack of knowledge about what theatregoing involves and the sense that it’s ‘not for us’ can be just as off-putting as high ticket prices. We remove these pre-conceptions and demonstrate that theatre is for everyone.
We support and empower young people
Our programmes help young people to embrace their creativity and reach their potential. We use drama as a stimulus to develop their life skills such as team-work and communication, to build their confidence and resilience, and to support their overall mental health and wellbeing.
There are lots of ways you can get involved and help to support our work. Everything you do or donate will make a huge difference and help us to enrich the lives of young people through theatre.