Arts Award Supporter

We can help you to deliver the Arts Award! In rural areas it can be hard to get access to good live professional performances and workshops, but our events are everywhere.

·  Arts Alive programmes a broad range of performances – theatre, dance, puppetry, spoken word as well as live music

·  These performances are staged in a wide variety of formats, so your young people can see work traverse, in the round, and cabaret, as well as classic end on.

·  We programme a lot of physical theatre, diverse companies, ensemble work and work from younger companies.

·  Our tickets are excellent value – generally £5 for under 18s – we want to see more young people at our performances.

·  Our venues are mostly not ‘arts dedicated’ spaces, so the presentation is very intimate and informal . The audience can chat to the performers after the show, get a look at the set and props, puppets, ask questions -really have a more interesting  experience than the usual. 

·  We can often organise a post show Q & A or pre show workshops – please ask!

·  We love to receive any reviews of shows by young people, and they can give short reviews via our website, Twitter or Facebook page.    

·  We are committed to working with young people who may be interested in a career in the creative industries, by offering work experience placements and internships.

·  When funding is available we can run young promoters groups – your school or group gets to host a professional event, learn about marketing, budgeting, front of house. We currently have an offer on this working with Manchester’s Contact Theatre.

·  We operate an informal  ‘Young Scouts’ group, comprised of young people originally from our rural area, now living in cities. We can get them a complementary ticket for a show , they send us a review.

If you want to ask anything specific about working with young people please email

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