The People's Theatre Company

Drama for All

The PTC had an excellent project running in Ewell, one of the countries most disadvantaged areas, enabling access to drama classes for everyone and anyone who wanted to take part. The success of this project is something the company wishes to build on, rolling out programmes in other parts of the country and securing the long term future of projects which involve people in drama who could otherwise not take part.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1099248)

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    Categories

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

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

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Situation

There are several drama providers in the UK. Stagecoach is probably the most successful and most well known. They do an excellent job but the costs of participating are such that many people are excluded. It is widely recognised that drama is crucial to building transferable life skills such as communication, socialising and confidence so it is a dangerous paradox that sectors of the community who might be most in need of assistance in these areas are prohibited from the benefits because of cost. With adequate funding The PTC will be able to provide access to drama projects to all sectors of the community broadening young people's horizons, developing their initiative and creating a lifelong love of arts and culture. The PTC has a proven model for setting up, marketing and running a drama project. The core expenses are people's time and marketing materials. In addition there is hall hire and materials. A project for 20 children costs just £5840 for a year! The company's immediate target is to raise funds to ensure that 4 projects can go ahead.

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