Curtain Up

Curtain Up

Curtain Up offers community groups in London the opportunity to see a main stage show at The Old Vic and take part in a pre-show workshop.

Curtain Up supports equality of access to the arts by working with groups of people who have never been to The Old Vic before, or who have never been to the theatre before. Through Curtain Up we are committed to removing barriers which may ordinarily exclude people from accessing theatre. This opportunity is open to everyone aged 8 and up. Last year 453 people took part in Curtain Up, with participants ranging in age from 8–60 years old.

10 groups will have the opportunity to see a performance of A Christmas Carol. The pre-show workshop will introduce the story and themes of the play and increase participants’ confidence, creativity and wellbeing through drama.

At The Old Vic, we are motivated by the belief that engaging with the arts can enrich lives and expand horizons, and that encounters with theatre can act as a gateway into the arts for people from all backgrounds.

‘Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant! When can we go again?’
Participant, MOSAIC Clubhouse

 

PARTICIPATING GROUPS WILL RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING:

  • A pre-show workshop at either your community space or at The Old Vic Workrooms
  • Up to 30 free tickets per group to see a performance of A Christmas Carol between 07–17 January 2020
  • This includes the opportunity to attend a Relaxed Performance on Saturday 11 January 2020 at 1pm.

ELIGIBILITY

Applications are open to community groups based in London. Participants must not have visited The Old Vic previously. We are particularly interested in hearing from groups who have never been to the theatre before.

We will work with a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 30 people per group.

This project is fully accessible. We will discuss any access requirements your group may have before the project begins and will ensure appropriate support is in place. We welcome applications from SEND groups.

HOW TO APPLY

If you are a community group interested in applying for this opportunity, please complete the short online application form below.

APPLY NOW

Applications will close on the 22 November at 10am. If you require support with your application or have any questions about the project, please contact Euan and Kate at education@oldvictheatre.com or call 020 7981 0907

 

Supported by The John Thaw Foundation and The Old Vic Impact Fund.