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About the project

Getting young children interested in the arts can be a difficult process, especially when they live in deprived areas. MakeBelieve Arts bring great quality theatre to primary school children, in a bid to inspire a love of the arts.

First Theatre was a project designed to reach primary school children who may never have seen a live performance before. National Lottery funding meant that MakeBelieve Arts was able to develop two original and highly interactive shows - ‘The Woman who Cooked Everything’ and ‘Gulliver’s Travels’.

Thanks to the grant, the group has been able to employ professional actors and a stage manager as well as a theatre sound system. Not only do the children get to experience a professional live theatre performance, but they can also get involved with the actors and the story. The project then organises a follow-up workshop for all the students a week after the show. “I feel that involving children in a story is really important for their development,” says the company's artistic director, “It sets us apart from many of the theatre shows that tour in schools”.

For more information about First Theatre visit the website.

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