Mousetrap Theatre Projects

Mousetrap Summer of Theatre

Over the summer holidays we will provide families and young people with opportunities to attend and engage with London's fantastic world-class theatre. We will work with families on low-incomes and facing other challenges and families with children with special needs.

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It ran from 12:00 AM, 11 June 2018 to 5:00 PM, 18 June 2018

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1053434)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£30,200

Amount raised

£60,000

Donations

48

    Categories

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment

    Helping

Location

Situation

1. The cost of London theatre tickets is prohibitive for many London families, plus a sense that it’s ‘not for us’. The Warwick Commission report noted that children from low-income families are less likely to experience family engagement in cultural activities. 2. Outside of term time teenagers need a positive activity to fill their days constructively. 3. Helping disadvantaged young people to participate in the performing arts when they otherwise wouldn't be able to.

Solution

1. Offer of £6 tickets to a range of London shows to families on low-incomes and who are facing other challenges or have children with special needs, reaching them via social service agencies, housing associations etc, plus family workshops to a selection of shows. 2. We will run a performing arts summer-school for young people aged 13 to 17 who may not otherwise have the opportunity to take part in the performing arts (includes a theatre trip). 3. Provision of a theatre trip for teenagers

  • The cheap price made us give it a go and now we have confidence to do it again. Thank you!!

    — Mother participant in summer family theatregoing

  • It was great to go as a family and see our 3 children enjoying themselves and looking happy!

    — Mother participant in summer family theatregoing

  • She is still saying how amazing the whole experience was. I just want to say thank you again as her eyes light up when she talks about it

    — Mother of summer school participant

  • The cheap price made us give it a go and now we have confidence to do it again. Thank you!!

    — Mother participant in summer family theatregoing

  • It was great to go as a family and see our 3 children enjoying themselves and looking happy!

    — Mother participant in summer family theatregoing

  • She is still saying how amazing the whole experience was. I just want to say thank you again as her eyes light up when she talks about it

    — Mother of summer school participant