Council offers free ‘passport to the theatre’

Date: 20/08/2015
Ref: PR 5035

​Wakefield Council is working with partner organisations to offer free courses aimed at helping individuals aged 19 or over improve their wellbeing and try something new.

The 'passport to the theatre' scheme offers residents the opportunity to visit and watch performances at the Theatre Royal in Wakefield. Before the performance, those taking part in the scheme are invited to a pre-show reception to meet members of the Theatre and others who are part of the project. They will also be invited to participate in drama workshops.

Cllr Olivia Rowley, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: "This is a fantastic scheme that offers a range of new and creative experiences to those taking part. It aims to help people to boost their mental wellbeing and develop their confidence and social skills in a relaxed setting. If you would like to take part, or know someone who could benefit please get in touch to find out more."

The next theatre based workshops are taking place on:
• CATS – Tuesday, 1 September 7.30pm
• POLES APART – Wednesday, 16 September 7.30pm
• PANTO – Thursday, 3 December 6pm
• SHAFTED – February 2016 (date to be confirmed)

The scheme is run in partnership with South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, the Theatre Royal Wakefield, Turing Point, the Well Woman Centre, Workers' Educational Association and Groundwork Wakefield.

These creative workshops are delivered by arts professionals. Places are limited and booking is essential. To book a place please call 01924 302667.