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.

    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