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Project information

Studio Theatre

Studio Theatre is weekly arts workshops for young people and adults with learning disabilities in Cumbria. Participants learn a range of new skills including filmmaking, movement, drama, printing and music. During the course the group will work towards an exhibition or performance.


Charity information: Prism Arts

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  • Need


    Providing a creative & performing outlet for adults with learning disabilities.


    Studio Theatre meet every week to create, rehearse & perform.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To enhance and develop the creative skills of adults with learning disabilities.


    » Provide weekly full day theatre workshops.

    What success will look like

    Success will be shown by the delivery of productions devised and inspired by the participants' exploration of drama, music, visual arts & improvisation.

  • Impact


    Participants will:
    •Learn and develop new skills, supported by professional artists
    •Learn to work as a team, building confidence
    •Keep well, because we always start the day with a warm up
    •Make new friends and develop new ideas
    •Work in a supportive and non judgemental environment
    •Learn to think and work independently
    •Learn to make choices


    Lack of funding. Continually fundraising.


    Send annual reports & invitations to view performances.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £42,158

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      Amount Heading Description
      £9,858 Staff Salaries & Training Weekly Theatre Workshops
      £29,600 Delivery Costs Artist fees, materials, venue hire
      £2,700 Overheads Office rent, phone, stationery, postage, publicity

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Northern Rock Foundation £30,000 Guaranteed
    Arts Council England £5,207 Guaranteed
    Cumbria County Council £4,350 Guaranteed
  • Background


    Carlisle, Cumbria & more groups will be spread out throughout Cumbria.


    Adults with learning disabilities & their audiences.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are the only disability arts charity in Cumbria & have extensive experience delivering arts projects to excluded groups.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Ali McCaw

    Lead Artist