These are our aims and objectives 2018/19

1. Rural Communities: World Class Performances

Bring world class contemporary theatre to rural Somerset. Use live performance to enhance and enrich wellbeing and cultural life.

    • Free performances for local schools
    • Public free performance
    • One piece of site specific theatre

2. Engagement, Education and New Audiences

Provide educational opportunities for local children. Offering young people their first taste of live performance and the chance to participate in theatre workshops. Using theatre to break down barriers and build confidence and self-esteem – taking live art to those who otherwise might not experience it.

  • Free performances and workshops for local schools
  • Volunteering and mentoring opportunities for students
  • Free public performance

3. Exploring Stories, Reimagining Cities, Towns and Lives

Create theatre in new and exciting places, reimagining our town and cityscape and commissioning artists to tell some of the stories it houses.

  • One piece of site specific performance
  • Bring a range of new and contemporary work to unusual spaces in the region

4. Training, Mentoring and Building the Future

Provide opportunities for young people who have an interest in a career in theatre, as well as with emerging theatre makers, offer training opportunities to work with professionals and hands-on experience throughout the festival. Pairing students with artists who have a track record for innovation and excellence in the theatre and performing arts in order to cultivate the next generation of artists.

  • Work experience for students in box office, technical theatre etc.
  • Mentoring opportunities with theatre professionals
  • Q&A’s with visiting artists
  • Workshops and participatory programme