Our approach is informed by our belief that every child and young person should have the opportunity to create, experience and participate in high quality, affordable and accessible arts and culture in their local community. We believe this because we know that the arts empower children and young people, boost confidence, develop learning, ignite imaginations and are a powerful vehicle for personal expression. We believe these opportunities should be open to all irrespective of their financial, physical or social background.
Prioritising outer London boroughs, our work takes place in schools and community venues in areas with pockets of social deprivation. We work in partnership with schools where many children and young people do not have regular access to the arts and provide a vital and affordable space where children have the opportunity to test out ideas, be creative and develop new skills. We also partner with local councils to bring high quality touring productions to libraries and centres in the heart of communities, so that arts and culture can be accessed by new audiences.
1. To provide affordable, high-quality and creative opportunities for people irrespective of their physical, social or financial background.
2. To increase the number of children, young people and adults engaging with theatre and inspire a new generation of creatives.
3. To bring theatre to non-traditional spaces and involve people who might otherwise not participate in creative opportunities.
4. To train and support both emerging and established creatives, and provide a warm and welcoming environment for them to thrive.
5. To work collaboratively with a range of partners, including local councils and schools, to widen participation in the arts.