Montage Theatre Arts

Staying Resilient

Giving Lewisham's children free access to learning through theatre and the arts. Montage makes sure that our community of families have free resources so their children can learn through fun, build their confidence, stay in touch with friends and get emotional well-being support.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1103460)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£12,000

Amount raised

£12,020

Time left

1 day

Donations

23

Championed by The Childhood Trust

    Category

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Minority GroupsMinority Groups
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities

Location

United Kingdom

  • I am honestly not sure how [our son] would have coped without you. It has been such a positive focus for him each week... it has been brilliant to hear roars of laughter and much chatter on Saturday mornings.

    — Montage Parent

  • Can I just take this opportunity to pass on to you and the whole Montage team how thankful and grateful we are for all your hard work and creativity. We have seen her blossom during lockdown, forging friendships and gaining confidence and new skills, entirely as a result of Montage.

    — Montage Parent

  • My son loved it so much and wants to come back. It has helped with his confidence, behaviour, listening and happiness. It is amazing, staff are so warm and helpful. What they do in a week is amazing.

    — Montage Parent

Situation

Ensuring Montage can stay open to serve Lewisham families in one of the most deprived boroughs in the UK. Our bursaries and free activity programme combats: a lack of positive role models, lack of exposure to those from different cultures and/or socio-economic backgrounds, lack of access to the transformative power of the performing arts, which build not just performance skills, but a wide variety of life-skills.

Solution

We offer six weeks of performing arts programmes, including dance, drama and singing, culminating in shows performed to family and friends, to children from a variety of backgrounds including those with mental and physical challenges. We provide a safe space where children can explore their creativity, build confidence and make new friends. Teachers are experts in their field and young people are exposed to positive role models and afforded an alternative to the streets and gang culture.