Our Creative Learning team are dedicated to engaging a wide variety of people from our local community with the theatre. This includes delivery of all of our Youth Theatre groups (including SENsory Youth Theatre), Act Your Age (Provision for over-55s), Writers Room and After School Drama satellite groups. Within school settings, we also deliver major projects throughout the year including Tiny Plays, Big Ideas, Doorstep Festival, Work Experience and Shakespearience.
The department will consist of Head of Creative Learning, and two Creative Learning Associates to deliver the department output.
Our community work is currently an area we are wanting to grow and strengthen with this role. Our Beyond Walls programme took place over three years and the voice of our community was brought into the heart of Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds (TRBSE), enabling us to tell important stories and work with high-calibre artists.
At the heart of this work was a core model of engagement, participation, and creation. Through this work, we have deepened the relationship between our community, theatre-makers and what is on our stage. We want to continue to deepen and expand these relationships and this role will be crucial in achieving this.
We currently run two community groups one for those who are over-55 (although this is only a recommended age) and a peer-to-peer writing group. With this role, we want to establish an additional community company to reflect the way in which we are moving forward as a company and putting participation at the heart of everything we do, such as our summer 2023 production of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz blending professional actors with our amazing community participants.