Big Brum Theatre in Education Company Ltd

Big Brum Theatre in Education Company Ltd

Charity information

Big Brum Theatre in Education Company Ltd

Big Brum is recognised internationally as a leading centre for excellence in arts education. It has an artistic relationship with Edward Bond, a writer known as one of the world’s greatest playwrights.

Founded 1982

  • Mission statement


    Big Brum Theatre-in-Education Company seeks to provide the highest quality theatre-in-education programmes for children and young people across all age ranges, and abilities, in schools, specialist units and colleges in the West Midlands. As practitioners we proceed from the premise that children are not undeveloped adults but human beings in their own right with specific experiences that go to the heart of being human. Art is a mode of knowing the world in which we live and the Company uses theatre and drama to work alongside young people to make meaning of their lives and the world around them. While theatre-in-education work in schools remains the lifeblood of Big Brum, the Company is committed to the on-going development of its provision of out-of-school work with young people, specifically through its youth theatre and other community projects.

  • Aims

    Big Brum Theatre in Education Company Ltd aims to:

    • Big Brum aims, to help children make meaning of their lives; develop their social abilities; and provide them with opportunities to make decisions, take responsibility, and work collaboratively.
    • To promote & improve the education of the public, in particular, young people by the production of educational plays and by participation therein schools, youth clubs, arts centres and other places.
    • Big Brum provides high-quality theatre-in-education programmes to children and young people across all age ranges and abilities; and gives support and training to teachers and artists.
  • Overview

    Established: May 1982

    Registered Charity Number: 514071

    Board members: 9

    Full time staff: 5

    Part time staff: 4

    Phone number: 0121 464 4604

    Address: Pegasus Primary School Turnhouse Road Castle Vale Birmingham B35 6PR

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