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.