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Did you know the Everyman Theatre is a registered charity?

The Everyman Theatre prides itself on the quality of our artistic, education and outreach work. As Gloucestershire’s main professional theatre we are a cultural hub for the county, supporting a range of community groups, from schools and colleges to care homes and day centres. We run 7 Community Choirs, 7 Youth Theatre groups, a Professional Development programme for writers and actors and a range of activities, to help people of all ages and abilities engage with the arts.

We earn 85% of our income from box office and trading but the remainder has to be found from other sources. Grants from the Arts Council and Cheltenham Borough Council help but we also rely on the support of individuals, trusts and foundations, corporate sponsors and generous donors to help us deliver our work.

EVERYMAN COMMUNITY PROJECTS REQUIRING YOUR SUPPORT IN 2017

We have two main Community Projects taking place in 2017 which will engage participants through their personal stories. 

WHAT'S YOUR STORY? AN INTERGENERATIONAL PROJECT ENGAGING ELDERLY PEOPLE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA

This project will start in 2017 and engage children and young people with elderly people in six specialist dementia care homes in Gloucestershire. Participants will come together to share life stories through the creative medium of the arts. Groups will work together over a six month period, choosing an arts activity as a way to share and explore their stories. There will be community sharing events at each venue as well as a collective opportunity for all partners to share with the wider community at a larger scale celebration. We are trying to raise £18,000 to fund this project.

DOORSTEP STORIES

The Everyman Theatre will continue to develop its work with homeless and vulnerably housed people in Cheltenham and Gloucester on a new project that will creatively explore participants' stories, giving all those taking part the opportunity to share their experiences and be heard.  Working with well-known Forum Theatre company, Cardboard Citizens, emerging new writers and an experienced professional director, the stories will then be performed by professional actors to a public audience, including stakeholders and those who provide services to homeless people. Ee are partnering with the national organisation P3 on this inititatve - they have the contract through local government to support homeless people with complex needs. The project will take place in the autumn of 2017 and we are curently trying to raise £22,000 to support this work.

Any gift, however small, will be very welcome, so please support us. You can donate via the donation form.

If you would like any further information on this latest campaign or the projects identified, please contact admin@everymantheatre.org.uk

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