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 our productions and as stand alone projects, so as many people as possible can experience these benefits. Check out below for our latest projects:

A weekly community theatre project for women in Liverpool age 25+ to reduce loneliness and isolation through creativity.
Led by Paperwork Theatre’s core team of artists, we use storytelling, creative writing, improvisation and digital arts to devise original performances celebrating connection and community.

Coming soon…
A drama and storytelling workshop series unearthing tales of memories, heritage and community stories. Culminating in a mapped audio performance across Stanley Park in celebration of the park’s 150th Celebrations.

A commission by Stanley Park CIC

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 in lockdown. We’ve now distributed 300 printed zines and 50 craft packs to young people in Merseyside during lockdown 2020-2021.

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

In partnership with Liverpool City Region Library Services. Supported by Arts Council England Project Grants.

Our festive public art installation, housed in St John‘s Shopping Centre, welcomes over 2000 members of the public each year since it opened in 2017.
Join the elves as they bring festive cheer to Liverpool, get certified on the nice list, jump in our giant photo frames and take some festive snaps, then join our expert Elf-Led artistic workshops to make a Christmas ornament to take home.

In partnership with Open Culture & Design Laserplay. Supported by Liverpool BID.

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. This project worked with local people to develop new skills and confidence through creativity and inspired the creation of our our participation work relating to DEEP BLUE.

Supported by Arts Council England Project Grant