Little Angel Theatre‚Äôs Puppets for All scheme provides free tickets to disadvantaged children and families so that they can experience the joy of theatre. We believe nobody should miss out on theatre or creative arts projects due to social or economic circumstances.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018
Registered Charity in England and Wales (232488)
LAT seeks to break down barriers to arts engagement. LAT is situated in Islington, a culturally diverse, socially and economically deprived inner city borough. It has the third highest level of child poverty in England. At least 50% of pupils in our surrounding primary schools have never visited LAT before and would not normally be able to due to financial and social barriers. Barriers include a lack of knowledge as to what theatre-going involves and a sense that the experience is ‚Äònot for us'.
LAT is in a great position to take advantage of Islington‚Äôs polarisation by providing services for the wealthier members of the community, in order to provide for the less wealthy ‚Äì and ultimately bridging this gap. By encouraging supporters to Pass it Forward, LAT can ensure that the opportunity to experience live puppetry theatre is accessible to all in our community. The projects also seeks to remove pre-conceptions about the theatre, demonstrating that it can be for everyone.
‘We were able to book tickets on Fathers Day and have a day out as a family which did not cost us any more than sweets and drink for the kids and we were very grateful for the time together. Thank you for providing this for our family.’
“The free tickets enable us to give the children an experience which some of them would never encounter and ties in perfectly with our ethos of Learning through Play.”
To be able to take my children on the scheme when there is free tickets is a rare treat for us. They was amazed and loved every minute of it. For the first time my children sat down and got involved and had smiling faces.
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