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Project information

Shine A Light on 35yrs of Central Youth Theatre

To build a fund to enable us to continue offering subsidised bursary places for young people to take advantage of all aspects of our youth theatre offer, including weekly activities, learning performance and backstage skills, celebrating local heritage and travelling to international festivals.

12 months

Charity information: Central Youth Theatre

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  • Need


    The need to keep our services open and accessible to all young people regardless of their families financial circumstances


    By building up a fund to provide bursary places

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To create bursary funds to provide subsidised places for young people to access our youth theatre.


    » Weekly drama workshops
    » Performance and backstage opportunities, including stage management, set and costume making, technical skills in lighting and sound.
    » Opportunities to perform at international festivals across Europe
    » Learn about local heritage and culture through taking part in immersive projects that explore the history of Wolverhampton and it's population

    What success will look like

    Statistical figures and through dissemination of activities via our annual report, social media channels and website,

  • Impact


    Ensuring young people from areas of deprivation across the City of Wolverhampton are accessing our activities. We track this through the data we collect on membership forms and we share this statistical information in our annual report where we publish graphs of the wards our membership is drawn from.


    Not being proactive in promoting our activities across the most deprived areas of the City.


    Via our annual report and via emails and social media.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £5,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £3,000 Termly Workshops Subsidy of £150 per person per term x 20 yp per termk
      £2,000 International Festivals Subsidy of £200 per child to travel and participate in international festivals x 10 yp
  • Background


    City Of Wolverhampton.

    In the 2015 Indices of Deprivation, Wolverhampton was ranked as the 17th most deprived of England’s 326 local authorities,


    Young people aged 8 -25yrs of age, including young people with disabilities.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have been delivering this kind of work for the last 35 years and have a considerable standing and reputation in this line of work.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Jane Ward MBE

    Founding Director and company administrator and Artistic Director

    Holly Parry

    Co-Director - company administrator, marketing co-ordinator and artistic director

    Anthony Allen MBE

    Chair of Trustees - overseeing financial affairs of organisation

    Janine Lane

    Volunteer Admin Assistant - and data collection on membership stats

What Central Youth Theatre Does