Whether we’re performing Shakespeare or developing new writing, we are always finding ways of engaging and involving the community, youth groups, schools and hard to reach audiences who might not normally have the chance to experience the arts.
Across the board our productions strive to challenge thinking, to encourage debate and to raise the expectations and ambitions that we have of ourselves and those around us.
We create new plays and films through a unique process that involves working with all sorts of people to develop candid and authentic stories. We’ve collaborated with prison inmates, young people in care, single parents and members of drug rehabilitation projects to name but a few. Whatever we do, we aim to give these people a voice through original work and a chance to experience high quality art without barriers, without prejudice and without patronizing them.
The Avenue Theatre is developing a popular culture strand of work. Paul Foot recently performed a gig here and we have Mitch Benn in the Autumn season. We are fast becoming a venue on the comedy circuit!