Inclusive participatory theatre – ‘stories that change lives’
In 1979 Spectacle Theatre Ltd was established as a community theatre company in the Rhondda Valley. We work in Welsh and English, with and alongside communities in the Valleys area of Wales. Our Community consists of people of all ages, particularly those people that are vulnerable and or have complex needs – people who are often lonely, isolated and marginalised. We also aim to work with their families and Voluntary and Public services that support them. We aim to tackle discrimination and disadvantage and the feelings of powerlessness experienced by many.
Spectacle has an acclaimed track record for its development of new writing theatre production and its participatory theatre work with and for youth; this continues to be a driving force in the company’s development. Our projects, Theatre production, workshops or mentoring are delivered in English or Welsh by experienced staff who hold enhanced DBS certificates and are trained in child protection and working with vulnerable people.
Its charitable objects are: To promote, maintain and advance education.
Spectacle endeavours to
- engage and motivate vulnerable and isolated people through accessible recreational arts activities.
- empower individuals within disadvantaged groups to have a voice, be heard, have the confidence to listen to others and engage positively within their communities; have a positive effect on self-esteem, confidence, personal & social development.
- Co-produce our programmes through partnerships with organisations combating social exclusion to maximise benefits to participants.