Outreach and Community
We are inspired by The National Theatre of Scotland's 'A theatre without walls'. While we are committed to programming our beautiful proscenium arch theatre at Eastwood Park, we also recognise the importance of theatre and cultural opportunities in non-theatre venues. Much of our theatre programme takes place in schools, halls, community venues. We programme site specific theatre work where appropriate, breaking down any pre-conceived views of theatre and bringing it home to our own communities within East Renfrewshire.
We engage by using theatre as a tool in an Outreach setting. We are committed to working with those who may be socially or geographically disengaged in using theatre to explore choice and behaviour. We aim to generate a new audience of theatre enthusiasts through our on going outreach work.
Holiday programmes, schools based work and links with education are also areas we are developing. Our arts team are programming an increasingly rich, diverse and eclectic year round programme of performances and events. The performing arts programme involves wider partnerships to offer a holistic and inclusive range of activities that are focused on quality, culture, learning, fun and the health and wellbeing of the audience.
Barrhead Waterworks 2017
We have been working closely with the WaterWorks community park in Barrhead to deliver an exciting programme of arts activities. Take a look at https://twitter.com/WaterWorksGrow to see what's on.
Is it too early to talk about Christmas yet? We don't think so!
Our touring pantomime 'Chaos at Christmas' by the McDougalls will return in December. Keep checking our website or social media for updates.
EPT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity across all aspects of its operation. This applies to audiences, performers, practitioners, young participants and staff alike. In education, we strive to use theatre to tackle the barriers which prevent young people from accessing education, employment or training. For theatre makers we strive to offer developmental opportunities unavailable elsewhere.
In programming, we offer a broad, diverse selection of productions to satisfy a wide audience. For staff we encourage training and personal development, both inside and outside of the industry.
In welcoming audiences, we strive to offer accessible facilities, performances and activities throughout the year. We require to develop better access services and will strive to do so in order to reduce barriers to enjoying performance art.