Project information

10th Anniversay Gala

To provide a 18 week inclusive drama project where the participants aged between 5 and 19 years old learn about the abilities of each other through drama, music and theatre, culminating in in a Gala Performance at Elstree Studios to celebrate the 10th year of HIT

January 2019 - May 2019

Charity information: Herts Inclusive Theatre

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  • Need

    Need

    Social exclusion is a big issue within the physical and learning disabled community. People with a learning or physical disability have the same needs as for everyone else. Herts Inclusive Theatre is passionate about helping them meet these needs; good health, and education, leisure and good relationships in a supportive environment.

    Solution

    Herts Inclusive Theatre changes the lives of disable and disadvantaged people by giving them access and opportunities which in turn enhance their lives. Through the use of drama, movement, music and theatre techniques we build people's confidence, communication skills and help build social inclusion. We aim to use drama to help with people's general well-being, physically and mentally. Participants not only learn theatre and drama, they learn to work alongside each other and make friends.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To improve the lives of disabled and disadvantaged people through drama, movement and music.


    Activities

    » weekly workshops leading to a final production, including drama, dance, music and self-exploration. As well as theatre techniques.

    What success will look like

    We will monitor the project by providing registration forms and keeping databases of participants to show whether we are reaching those in our tartget areas.


  • Impact

    Impact

    An increase in self-esteem and confidence which will stay with them. New firm friendships lasting beyond the time of the project leading to them meeting up for other activities including play dates, the cinema and bowling.

    Risk

    no one turning up to take part in the group.

    Reporting

    both verbally and by report writing. We will also invite them along to workshops and the final performance.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £21,638

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      Amount Heading Description
      £5,696 venue hire 18 weekly classes at 3 venue plus performance venue
      £9,922 drama workshops 18 weeks at 3 venues sessional workshops
      £4,070 tickets theatre trips x 2 plus coaches
      £1,950 production script writing, design and printing flyers.
  • Background

    Location

    The participants who take part come from a diverse areas in Hertfordshire. The workshops are held in three different locations, Watford, Borehamwood and Hemel Hempstead

    Beneficiaries

    Disabled and disadvantaged children and young people along with their siblings. Parents would also receive vital respite. Anyone over the age of 16 wishing to volunteer. The local community will also have the opportunity to attend a free performance and experience the talents of people they may not have seen perform before.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Herts Inclusive Theatre has been working with children and adults with learning and physical disabilities for the last 10 years.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Caroline Stevens

    Artistic Director

    Emma Harrington

    Assistant Artistic Director

    Alex Fulcher

    Workshop Leader