Theatr Clwyd is known to many for its award-winning theatre making but as a registered charity the organisation does so much more. With a dedicated Creative Engagement team working in the community year-round, we are committed to the company mission of “Making the world a happier place, one moment at a time”. The team provide opportunities to those who may not otherwise have experienced arts and theatre before.
0 StarsThe work we do with our communities is vast and can vary based on need. We work with a wide range of ages, abilities and people. Our Summer Hubs programme is time and space for young people to have the chance to find themselves through creativity. We use the arts to support young people’s wellbeing and It’s beautiful to see young people coming back each year and gaining trust with us, and confidence in themselves.Theatre Clwyd’s Creative Engagement Director, Gwennan Mair Jones
Theatr Clwyd’s Summer Hubs programme is now in its 4th year in partnership with Flintshire County Council Social Services. This year 95 young people aged between 5-18 have spent two weeks immersed in creative workshops. Each young person has been referred to the programme via their social worker. The project allows for 1:2:1 support where needed, transport is available for those that need it provided by social services and healthy food provided by Theatr Clwyd. The project also allows respite for carers and parents.
0 StarsTheatr Clwyd have, again, provided a summer of fun, creativity and support for children and young people. The project has provided a unique opportunity for children of all abilities to experience a range of arts based activities that entertain, nurture and inspire. We are grateful to the Theatr for the role they have played in working with us to support our community and the enjoyment they have brought.Craig Macleod, Senior Manager: Children, Flintshire County Council Social Services
The programme has employed 25 artists including freelancers and Theatr Clwyd’s Team of Creative Engagement and Music Associates to provide high-quality workshops across a huge range of disciplines including visual arts, music, directing, dancing, composing, performing and many more. The two weeks provide participants with new experiences, learning new skills as well as making new friends and building confidence in a safe supportive environment.
Throughout Theatr Clwyd’s redevelopment community activities have continued to take place with attendance growing in size. With something for everyone from youth dance, drama workshops, Fuse Up (a group for young disabled adults and/or have additional learning needs and their friends), Memory Arts Café (a safe space with people from the community living with Memory loss), dance workshops for people living with Parkinson’s and many more.
Across Theatr Clwyd’s programmes they work with referral partners including: Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, local housing associations and City of Sanctuary.