Community, Projects & Outreach Work
Take Part prides itself on being a resource for its local community, responding to requests from groups to provide tours of The Theatre and answering a variety of theatre/performing arts related questions from local people and organisations.
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The Take Part Department has strong links with local schools and offers tours, presentations by members of staff, bespoke workshops, and educational packs for students. To discuss any of the above please get in contact with us! We would love to hear from you.
Our Schools' Theatre Preview, provides an overview of the next season’s productions, workshops and theatrical screenings that we feel would be benefical for theatre students. If you are interested in receiving our Schools' Previews please let us know.
DELIVERING ARTS AWARDS? WE CAN HELP!
The Theatre can help you with your Arts Awards. As well as our group and school discounts for live events, we have discounted tickets to live events for under 26s.
We provide the following opportunities relevant to Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold Arts Awards:
PARTICIPATE – We have an exciting and extensive programme of term-time and holiday workshops for ages 5 – 25.
EXPLORE – We can arrange tours of The Theatre, including talks by theatre staff, which provide a useful insight into the organisation and theatre careers.
REVIEW – The Theatre is both a producing and receiving house and has a busy programme of drama, music and film. Some events include talks and Q & As.
GET INVOLVED – Young people can get involved by assisting with workshops, or applying for work experience or placements.
If you would like to talk about how we may support your delivery of Arts Awards please
Take Part is involved in the Social Prescribing initiative run by Chipping Norton Health Centre. Social prescribing involves helping patients to improve their health, wellbeing and social welfare by connecting them to community services and activities which might be run by the council or a local charity.
The Theatre is part of the social prescribing network in Chipping Norton and patients may be referred to us after discussion with the Social Prescriber. Take Part activities are useful in that they provide opportunities to develop friendships and improve well-being.
REGULAR RELAXED EVENTS
Take Part strives to ensure that The Theatre is accessible to all and works closely with the programming team to put on as many relaxed events throughout the year as possible. These include both Relaxed Cinema events as well as some live Relaxed Performances. Relaxed events are open to all but with some changes made to help those who may find a standard cinema screening or live event more challenging, these include people living with dementia and those with additional needs.
Relaxed Performances kindly supported by Penhurst Gardens Care Home
THE OWEN MUMFORD GALLERY
Various art exhibitions are programmed throughout the year to support local artists and community groups work. Past exhibitions have included work by The Albion Centre during Artweeks and Lights Up, an arts-based club for people living with dementia, and their carers.
MUSIC INTO CAREHOMES
Music into Care Homes was a successful initiative, whereby The Theatre, funded by a variety of trusts and local councils, took quality musical provision into local residential care homes, providing live, interactive performances for residents who, for reasons of health, mobility and rural geography, have little access to the arts.
We would like to continue this initiative and welcome further funding to enable us to provide these valuable music recitals for local care homes.