Eco Drama are passionate about making quality theatre and creative learning experiences for children and young people which nurture a sense of curiosity, wonder and care for our natural world and remind us we are part of an amazing living planet.
Our theatre productions, projects and workshops are delivered in schools, theatres, community venues, festivals and theatres across Scotland. Since inception in 2007, we have reached over 66,500 beneficiaries.
Eco Drama engage, entertain and inspire children and young people through inventive theatre, music, storytelling and creative learning. By harnessing the power of theatre we aim to re-imagine our relationship with the natural world and motivate positive behaviour change. We strive to embed sustainability and ecology at the heart of the creative experience, thematically and practically.
We believe all humans are born ‘ecocentric’ but that these values can often drop away as we grow older. We are privileged and excited to make work with and for children and young people in hope of nurturing compassion for the natural world, ensuring it remains a core value in the way we live our lives.
We are the only theatre company in Scotland to focus solely on eco themes in our work and aim to be green role models in all we do. Our touring programme is delivered in an electric car and a van run on reclaimed waste cooking oil, reducing CO2 emissions by 85%.
We are currently delivering year 1 of Out to Play, an innovative 4 year project, delivering outdoor learning residencies to primary schools and nurseries within deprived areas of Greater Glasgow, using arts-based outdoor learning techniques to promote children’s appreciation of the natural environment, enhance learning and engage hearts and minds in new ways, unlocking potential creativity.
Eco Drama aims to:
- To advance education by increasing awareness of environmental issues through participation in drama and theatre
- To advance citizenship or community development by encouraging community participation, organising and delivering theatre experiences and raising awareness about conservation and environmental issues
- To advance the arts, heritage, and culture by offering theatre and arts experiences for children, young people and the wider community
- To advance environmental protection or improvement by promoting the natural environment in schools and communities
Established: April 2013
Board members: 5
Full time staff: 2
Phone number: 0141 552 9920
Address: Studio 236, The Briggait, 141 Bridgegate, Glasgow G1 5HZView charity accounts on the Scottish Charity Commission website