Community projects

Theatre Exchange’s previous and current projects are extremely varied. Whilst much of our work is developed for children and young people, our other successful portfolio is the work we have created for and with communities, creating and enhancing celebratory theatre within a community setting this includes:

  • Working alongside Strange Cargo to develop an outdoor performance celebrating the story and myths of Guy Fawkes for the Surrey Lantern Festivals.
  • Working alongside the Royal Horticultural Society at The Hampton Court Flower Show, to produce a site-specific piece of celebratory theatre for a garden.
  • Producing the ‘Halloween Walk’ which was an installation and interactive performance piece developed for 3 locations in Surrey.
  • Creating and developing a piece of celebratory theatre, as part of the Arts Partnership’s “Forgotten Festivals” strand of work, bringing interactive theatre to Lingfield village as part of their Jubilee Street Party celebrations.

We understand how to develop work for communities, from small villages to larger towns and our work has been a regular feature of many Borough and District Councils holiday programmes, from 1 day workshops to week long courses.

Other projects include the National Young Playwrights Festival, a very successful initiative funded by ACE, championed by David Woods and leading to touring winning entries to venues across the South East and into London at the New Wimbledon Theatre. In 2010 we were commissioned by the British Council to develop a participatory programme of projects and workshops to complement the World Shakespeare Festival.

Other clients and partners include Surrey County Council, Hampshire County Council, Richmond Theatre, Creative Partnerships, Arts Partnership Surrey, Farnham Maltings, Sutton Borough Council, Woking Borough Council, RC Sherriff Rosebriars Trust, Arts Council England.

 

Children and families

Theatre Exchange has a wealth of experience working with children, young people and their families.

From special one day events, such as the Olympic Games torch relay event “Big Village Sports Day”, in Bletchingley, during 2012, to week long performance courses working with our partners at The Hazlitt theatre in Maidstone, we have worked on projects large and small.

We have been regularly employed to develop and deliver work for Borough and District Councils across the South East, from ½ day workshops to week long performance courses, as part of their holiday programmes, these have included commissions from Elmbridge Borough Council, Guildford Borough Council, Mole Valley District Council and Woking Borough Council, to name a few!

Our experience of working with young people has also led us to be part of special careers events for school leavers, colleague students and other young people, helping them to understand how Theatre in Education works, the career possibilities are and how we, as a company, work with and help progress young people working in this area of expertise.

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