Ardent Theatre Company
Ardent Theatre Company
Our aim is to achieve our vision through 5 core projects:
ARDENT8: A career development programme for actors outside London.
URBAN LINES: A production of 4 short plays commissioned from 4 different cities in response to a shared, topical issue.
MAIN PRODUCTION: A production of a new play or reinterpreted text that speaks about the world today.
IN CONVERSATION: A platform for the unheard voices of British Theatre.
PLAY READINGS: A platform to test and explore new or forgotten plays.
Theatre is a place where no one feels like an outsider.
We achieve this through the stories we choose to tell, the people we employ to tell them and the audience we engage to experience them. We are committed to producing theatre that speaks about the world we live in; both newly commissioned writing and established text with a contemporary relevance. Our work always enables us to have a voice within the mainstream theatre scene or engages audiences on a grassroots, national level. Through our artistic development programme and casting policy we support the careers of young, recently trained artists from outside London. We work with non-theatre organisations that share similar ambitions to take a sector-wide approach to giving voice to those who struggle to be heard.
We believe theatre should be for everyone, irrespective of their background or economic circumstances. We believe artists deserve fair pay based on industry-recognised rates. We believe theatre can be a vehicle for change, where we challenge or deepen our understanding of the world.
We believe in bringing outsiders in.
Ardent Theatre Company aims to:
- Champion unheard plays, playwrights and stories.
- Increase opportunities for regionally based talent.
- Make theatre available and accessible to more people.
Established: April 2015
Registered Charity Number: 1161320
Board members: 4
Part time staff: 2
Phone number: 020 3579 4233
Address: 39 Cavesson House, 2 Ribbons Walk, London E20 1AZView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
ARDENT8 18/19Following the success of the year 1 ARDENT8 programme, we are aiming to launch year 2 with... More
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The Capital ProjectThe Capital Project is an evening of three short plays commissioned from around the countr... More