Theatre gives audiences the opportunity to become immersed in stories about characters from every imaginable background, showing children how to appreciate many different kinds of people and how to recognise other people's point of view. This can equip us to relate to people from different times, countries and cultures all of which encourages personal empathy and cultural understanding.
From a very young age, children use their imagination to create imaginary worlds and act out stories. Theatre is a continuation of this need to express ourselves and by engaging in live performance we give ourself an opportunity to continue our development of self-expression and creativity. Visit our What's On page for an up to date listing of our forthcoming shows.
The performing arts also teach children how to think creatively through imagination. Creative thinking is essential for a critical ability to create solutions to problems. By developing dance, acting and music skills children also learn how to communicate in a variety of different ways, some of which enable a place to express themselves that they may not find anywhere else. We have a number of excellent community groups who would love you to get involved and give your child the opportunity to learn a new skill.