Capital Theatres wants to provide seasonal sparkle for children in care this Christmas with a visit to the Pantomime at the King's Theatre. Our project will make this magical experience possible for these children who are less able to access live theatre, by providing a tailored Panto experience.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018
Registered Charity in Scotland (SC018605)
Scotland has higher rates of care experienced young people in comparison to the rest of the UK (Scottish Government figures). Research shows care experienced young people face hardship and disadvantage, and go on to face adverse outcomes in adulthood. They are less likely to have opportunities to engage in live theatre and culture in their everyday lives, and whilst there is lots of good work taking place in the sector, provision is currently limited. Our project seeks to address this problem.
To make a lasting difference to the lives and life chances of care experienced children we will provide bespoke activities to enrich a visit to the annual King's Theatre pantomime. By participating in a programme of creative activities led by creative practitioners and artists, they will be encouraged to express their ideas and develop their creative potential. We hope this will build their confidence, whet their appetite for the arts and creativity increase their aspirations in the longer term
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