Derby Theatre

Key Facts

Topic Areas
Arts | Artist Development | Participatory Arts | Theatre | Children | Young Adults | Adults
Amount Awarded
Year Awarded
East Midlands
Length of Award
36 months
Organisation website

Derby Theatre is working in partnership with the University of Derby to develop a new Learning Theatre model, transforming a traditional producing theatre into an organisation of training and mentorship.  With university academics and students based in the theatre building, working side by side with theatre management and creative teams, this new partnership aims to be a mutually beneficial alliance that will unlock the resources of both university and theatre.

It has the potential to break down the traditional separation between learning and participation programmes and the process of making ‘professional theatre’. Our funding goes towards the Emerging Talent and Skills, and Community Engagement programmes.

The grant fits our arts priorities as an organisation at a pivotal point, and our aims as work which can really unlock and enable potential.