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"The opportunity Theatre Centre provides for young people to get into the dramatic arts is wonderful. Theatre Centre doesn't shy away from addressing the difficult issues young people face in their daily lives"

Jennette Arnold, OBE, Deputy Chair of the London Assembly

"Theatre Centre was and indeed remains, the first call for many aspiring actors and writers starting out in the business. I knew some contemporaries who worked at the Company and we all remember scanning the pages of The Stage each week for jobs as we began our tentative steps into the industry. Theatre Centre was always a strong presence for me."

David Threlfall, actor (Shameless)

Theatre Centre’s mission is to give children and young people a voice and stake in the world by creating inspirational theatre and pioneering participation projects on themes that resonate in their lives.

We bring theatre to children in communities across the country where there is little or no access to the arts. For many children, our touring productions are their first experience of live theatre.

An Arts Council England (ACE) grant supports our core work. However as a registered charity (Charity No 210262) we need to raise £150,000 a year from charitable foundations, corporate sponsors and generous donors like you.

This enables us to continue to produce original, award winning theatre for young audiences, regardless of their circumstances or background.

A £10 donation pays for a child to experience a live theatre performance, often for the very first time.

A £20 donation pays for 4 children to take part in a drama workshop with professional actors.

A £50 donation pays for 10 young people to engage in a vital discussion about issues affecting their lives through our Drama Debates programme.

A £100 donation pays for 20 young people to participate in a session to gain skills and confidence in public speaking through our Standpoint programme.

A £250 donation pays for a class to experience a live theatre production.

Your support will provide a child with a transformative experience. Thank you.