Have you ever wanted to get involved in theatre work but feel that you just don’t have the finances to do so? Well, thanks to The Exchange in North Shields, your dream may become a reality.
The Exchange, a cultural arts venue and registered charity, will raise the aspirations of young people from areas of high deprivation by offering free spaces at youth theatre programmes – and we wholeheartedly back the idea.
Thanks to support from supply chain management firm, The NBT Group, 110 free places have become available on The Exchange’s youth programmes in a bid to ensure that access to the arts shouldn’t be a privilege, but a right – just how it should be.
The youth programmes’ sponsored spaces, which are eligible for those in receipt of free school meals or families entitled to Working Tax Credits, will cover all aspects of theatre performance to suit the individual youth’s interests, across acting, singing and dancing.
Speaking on the free places on offer at The Exchange, Toby Bridges, who is CEO at The NBT Group as well as a founding member, chairman and acting CEO at The Exchange, said: “We are extremely pleased that we are able to offer support to such a fantastic opportunity that’s close to our hearts and reach audiences from areas of high deprivation that may not usually have access to the arts.
To express interest for one of the free spaces, please contact The Exchange directly by emailing [email protected] or calling 0191 258 411 to arrange a taster session.