Community

We bring people together to experience the arts as active participants through performance, workshops and events.
We know that participating in artistic activity makes people feel better, enables social change and improves health and wellbeing so we believe the arts (and theatre in particular) should be available to everyone!

We’re committed to delivering community based arts activities alongside each of our productions and as stand alone projects, so as many people as possible can experience these benefits. Check out below for our latest projects:

Coming soon…
“If this place could speak…”
A series of drama workshops unearthing Heritage and Community.
Inspired by Stanley Park, Liverpool

The Creative Toolkit
A creative zine packed with activities, resources and video workshops to inspire creativity.
Designed by professional theatre makers in Liverpool for young people age 10-13.
Supported by Bubble up from Curious Minds.
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DEEP BLUE Drama Group
A 10 week community theatre project for women in Liverpool to reduce loneliness and isolation. Led by Paperwork Theatre’s core team of artists, we’ll use storytelling, creative writing, improvisation and digital arts to devise an original performance celebrating the places we feel connected to and our community.

In partnership with Liverpool Everyman Playhouse and Merseycare
Supported by Elizabeth Rathbone Charitable Trust & Eleanor Rathbone Charitable Trust

Staff Training
Alongside a pilot project to tour digital theatre production Twisted to Liverpool City Region Libraries, we designed a bespoke program of training for library staff from across the region to develop the skills and confidence of library staff to deliver their own creative community projects. Including:
Confidence Through Drama
Engaging Storytelling for Early Years
A Facilitators Toolkit

Elfie Selfie Station
Our festive public art installation, housed in St John‘s Shopping Centre, has engaging over 2000 members of the public each year since it opened in 2017 with free, high quality Elf-Led artistic workshops supported by Open Culture & Liverpool BID.

Write for Stage
This 10 week workshop programme for participants of Merseycare Life Rooms.
Introducing skills in writing for stage, led by professional writer and dramaturg Hayley Greggs. It formed the basis of our participation work relating to our upcoming production DEEP BLUE.
Supported by Arts Council England Project Grants