Routes is a free theatre programme for local 5 – 11 year olds running six times a year during the school holidays.

Alongside receiving breakfast, lunch and healthy snacks, 15-20 young people work together under the guidance of our facilitators to create their own production which they perform to friends and family at the end of the week in our Theatre. The aims for the week are simple; to have fun, work as a team, challenge yourself and use your imagination!

"I have come home to a different child, she has completely come out of her shell."
Parent of participant
"This is the best thing to ever happen to me."

We want to make sure we are working with young people who we know will benefit from the programme and may not have access to similar opportunities. To do this we recruit on a referral basis working closely with local primary schools, social workers and community groups. Young people attending must qualify for the pupil premium and/or receive free school meals.

To refer a young person or find out more information please contact our Young People’s Coordinator Ellen Wilson at

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