Montage Theatre Arts
Montage Theatre Arts
Montage Theatre Arts (MTA) is a small, local charity set up in 1998 based in Deptford, south London. It runs community classes & events for ages 3–87 years in drama, dance & singing all year round.
MTA runs 33 weekly community classes for 400 local people, aged 3–87 years, each week as well as holiday programmes; volunteer programme-recruits, trains, manages 30 young people, 15+ large intergenerational community events, Youth Committee/Peer-led projects, older people’s company, local facilities schools used: college, church, community centre and18,500 attendees - participants/audiences (2011/12).
MTA works in one of the most deprived areas of London, providing a year-round programme of classes, workshops and projects using dance, drama, music and digital arts which gives participants the chance to learn new skills and have fun working with each other. The programme gets vulnerable young people off the streets and engaged in activities that promote confidence, well-being and an important sense of belonging to a community, whilst creating a culture of lifelong learning where positive opportunities combat the threats of peer pressure that can lead to crime and other social issues.
No other similar services work in the area across the broad sectors like MTA, supporting the most disadvantaged from a highly deprived area to acquire techniques, skills, develop confidence and social ability, breaking down barriers between cultural groups & generations. MTA understands the importance of community ownership and involvement, ensuring access not just as class members or audience but in the company’s daily operation with local people employed and recruited as volunteers.
Established: November 1998
Registered Charity Number: 1103460
Board members: 6
Part time staff: 8
Phone number: 020 8692 7007
Address: Montage Theatre Arts The Albany Douglas Way London SE8 4AGView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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