Equality and Diversity at The Theatre Chipping Norton

What we believe

We believe that our work should be accessible to everyone without exception, and that cultural diversity is a source of creativity, fresh perspectives and renewal for all. We work on the belief that diversity, in all its forms, will improve both artistic and managerial decisions and benefit both The Theatre and its audience.

In its simplest form, we believe that working with people from all walks of life, all backgrounds and lived experiences will make us better at what we do and improve the work that we make and share. We believe that encountering people and ideas arising from different life experiences makes for a richer life and a stronger community.

In approaching the issue of equality, we recognise that historically – even in very recent history - certain groups of people with particular characteristics e.g. race, disability, sex and sexuality, have experienced discrimination and that it is necessary for organisations such as ours to take positive action to address this.

In particular, we look to achieve better representation in our work, our audience and our staff and Trustees from the following groups with protected characteristics:

- People from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds (what might be termed the Global Majority)

- People with disabilities

- People who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual, intersex and queer/questioning (LGBTIQ+)

- People from economically disadvantaged communities and/or backgrounds.

To find out more, read out full Equality and Diversity policy:

Equality and Diversity Policy

We also have a live and constantly developing Equality and Diversity Workplan. Do receive a copy of this, or to engage with us about our approach, please contact us here.

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