Community space

Our Space is our theatre programme for adults who feel unable to access other arts provision. Members come from all walks of life, some may have faced challenges involving homelessness, mental health issues, substance misuse or re-offending, or they may feel excluded for other reasons.

By engaging in drama and theatre making activities, Our Space aims to raise the confidence, self-esteem and mental well-being of members. Participants develop transferable skills in communication, decision making, risk taking and team work with a view to feeling more able to get involved with other mainstream arts events and therefore feel less isolated.

There are two strands to the Our Space programme: Regular weekly drop in drama workshops as well as Project X, which is a space where more experienced members can develop pieces to perform. There are progression routes across the whole programme and opportunities to get involved in the production support element of theatre making as well.

Weekly Drop-in Drama Workshops

These regular weekly workshops introduce participants to drama in an enjoyable and non-pressured way. Our Space is deliberately not geared towards attainment or accreditation and no previous experience is necessary. Rather, regular workshops focus on building confidence whilst helping participants rediscover their creative talents and identities.

We encourage participants to become genuinely engaged with theatre, attending performances and other arts events.

It’s built my confidence up, it’s taught me how to get on with people… you wouldn’t believe the benefits I’ve got from it.

Our Space member

Project X

Project X is aimed at longer standing members of Our Space who have gained experience of drama and theatre making through the project and want to focus on developing pieces of theatre to perform.

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The group receives support from professional theatre practitioners and Theatre Royal Plymouth staff to help realise creative ideas and fulfil the production support requirements of each project. Project X meet at least once a week for research and development sessions or to develop work practically. Project X use The Lab, our recently opened studio space in the heart of the Theatre Royal Plymouth to develop work practically.

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We produce and host some of the world’s very best theatre. It can be time consuming to organise a group outing but we are here to help organise your school trip to the Theatre. See our School Group Visit section for more information and a useful download of our season highlights and recommendations for your school.

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If your class would like a tour of the Theatre Royal Plymouth or our Production and Learning centre, at TR2, please get in touch. Our tours are differentiated for different age groups or needs.