Peer Productions is an award winning youth arts charity specialising in combining high quality arts practice with peer education. Our vision is to use theatre to genuinely change young people’s lives.
Peer Productions’ vision is to use theatre to genuinely change young people’s lives.
Founded in 2006, Peer Productions is an award winning youth arts charity specialising in combining high quality arts practice with peer education. Each year we reach 10,000 young people across the South East of England, enabling them to change the way they think and to make positive life choices. Our work is made with, by and for young people and focuses on three interlinked strands of Identity, Crime Prevention and Health.
We have developed a unique approach whereby young people are at the centre of every stage of the creative process. We use peer education and theatre to empower three separate groups of beneficiaries: young peer educators, disadvantaged project participants and young audience members.
Peer Productions work with young people and community groups in a number of ways:
We offer a one year free actor development programme for young people (aged 17 – 23 years) to train as actors and peer educators. We empower them to deliver high quality arts projects in the community and forge a career in the arts industry.
We create and tour original educational plays to schools and youth settings which tackle the issues that matter most to young people.
We deliver drama outreach projects for disadvantaged young people, using creativity as a tool to enable them to achieve their full potential and make positive life choices.
Peer Productions aims to:
- To create thought provoking, lively, engaging and relevant work to inspire young audiences.
- To enable young people to develop as the artists and citizens of the future.
- To provide a creative space for young and emerging artists to develop their work.
- To ensure that this work touches as many young lives as possible.
- To be the pioneering organisation in the combination of peer education and theatre.
Established: August 2006
Board members: 6
Full time staff: 4
Part time staff: 2
Phone number: 01483 476825
Address: 11 Ashwindham Court St Johns Woking GU21 8AW
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