Herts Inclusive Theatre

Herts Inclusive Theatre

At a glance

Causes

  • Arts
  • Children / families
  • Counselling / advice
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Local / community
  • Men
  • Mental health
  • Physical disabilities
  • Social care
  • Women
  • Young people

Other details

Geographical remit: 
Regional

Objectives

Herts Inclusive Theatre (HIT) use the arts and wellbeing practices to build confidence, develop skills and give participants and their families memorable, enjoyable life experiences where everyone is encouraged, valued, supported and has their part to play.

Led by experienced practitioners, our workshops are open to all and are especially welcoming to those with special needs. We also offer a range of family arts activities, plus bespoke projects for councils and other organisations including working with people with mental health problems, young people not in Education, Employment or Training and interactive storytelling with our Story Den sessions.

Through these activities we break down barriers about disability, encouraging participants to work together on an equal level and without prejudice.

HIT offers participants the opportunity to explore the broadest spectrum of the arts using tools to encourage wider participation in learning, community work, and future employment.

Our inclusive ethos means we are open to everybody! We do not audition and welcome anyone who wishes to partake. We strongly believe that theatre should be accessible to everyone and as such are extremely proud to welcome those who are often excluded from mainstream opportunities.

Activities

CHILDREN'S THEATRE WORKSHOPS - Open to children and young people aged 5 -12 of all abilities.

Children can attend our weekly sessions which take place on Tuesday & Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings. They can explore music, arts, drama, games, movement, dance, script work and much more! With focus on developing confidence and social skills, classes run for 12 weeks over three terms; autumn, spring and summer, and cover a new theme each term.

End of term feedback is available for all parents as well as the opportunity to come and watch shows and performances.

YOUTH THEATRE WORKSHOPS - Explore: Improvisation, movement, character building, singing, specialist theatre, mask work, poetry, music, script work & lots more

If you're aged 12 and upwards and have a passion for theatre or would just like to try something new... then we'd love you to be part of our thriving youth theatres.

Adopting our inclusive ethos and led by our experienced and creative theatre practitioners, our youth theatre programme is open to all. Our trained workshop leaders are experienced in working collaboratively with a whole class/ group whilst at the same time always using a range of inclusive practices to support any additional needs.

We believe in nurturing young people's creativity and self-expression through the use of drama and theatre, which means we work from a devised model of practice, ensuring that all performances are crafted from the participants own ideas. If this sounds like something that interests you we'd love to hear from you.

ADULT THEATRE WORKSHOPS - hit's adult sessions are a great opportunity to come and try your hand at something new so why not join us in our spacious studios for our fun-filled weekly drama workshops.

Explore: Improvisation, movement, character building, singing, mask work, music and much more!

Adopting our inclusive ethos and led by our experienced and creative theatre practitioners, our adult theatre groups are open to all. Our trained workshop leaders are experienced in working collaboratively with a whole group, whilst at the same time always using a range of inclusive practices to support any additional needs. We regularly support adults with mild/severe learning disabilities and welcome new participants all year round.

We also provide adhoc commissioned projects working with local authorities, community organisations, mencap and local schools, providing art therapy, yoga, drama and movement workshops and skills based workshops.

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