Community Arts

Community Arts

Theatre has great power to be transformational, not only for individuals but also for communities. It can help to develop self-worth, confidence and communication skills and bring people together. The Everyman Theatre offers a wide range of participation opportunities both within the theatre and out in community settings. Our team of experienced practitioners work creatively with a wide range of groups across Gloucestershire and with a wide range of artforms. We run workshops and projects specifically created to support community groups which can last from an hour to a series of weeks.

2019 - 2020 Community Projects include:

  • Out of This World: The Everyman worked with the National Star College where students with a disability devised a film which will be shown in primary schools. This project is aimed at breaking down prejudices and building communication skills in children across the county.
  • [Un]Heard: Voices from P3: P3 is a charity that helps socially excluded and vulnerable people to unlock their potential. P3’s “Culture and Creativity Group” were engaged in a creative writing project where adults performed their pieces at The Lit Crawl event in the Sober Parrot cafe.
  • Wentfest: An intergenerational project with Wentworth Court Specialist Dementia Care Home and Hesters Way Primary School. Residents and children performed songs and dances from the 60’s at the care home’s open day.
  • The World on our Doorstep: The Everyman has supported several events to help celebrate “Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers’” 20th Anniversary Year.  Projects such as where The Everyman recorded people’s stories from Syria to Sudan and these were played at an exhibition in St Mary de Crypt, Gloucester.