The egg at the Theatre Royal Bath

The egg theatre’s 5th birthday Eggpot Appeal

The egg theatre in Bath was hatched 5 years ago. To celebrate we want to expand our Eggpot fund so more young people with disabilities and from rurally isolated & culturally deprived areas can take part in a wider range of the egg’s activities and have the same chances as more privileged youngsters

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2010 to 10:00 AM, 4 January 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (277723)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£28,010

Amount raised

£2,300

Donations

3

    Category

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

    Helping

Location

Situation

1) Disabled teenagers don't have the same opportunities as others to participate in the egg regularly throughout the year. 2) The area's apparent wealth masks pockets of economic deprivation & cultural isolation. The view that the Theatre is elitist & expensive, coupled with poor public transport, makes it hard for some youngsters to access the egg. 3) It is harder for schools to run theatre trips as teaching cover costs have increased, and transport plus tickets is too much for some pupils

Solution

1) We will turn an irregular drama project for disabled teenagers into a year-round regular Young Peoples Theatre (YPT) Create group offering wider range of theatre skills. 2) The egg in Radstock will offer varied activities for different ages in an ex-mining area with few arts events but excellent new school facilities. 3) The Eggpot will offer more bursaries for YPT and holiday activities, and show tickets & transport subsidies so disadvantaged children can also enjoy what others can afford.