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Background to Spectacle Theatre Ltd

Spectacle Theatre Ltd was established as the Theatre in Education company for Mid Glamorgan in 1979 and has developed into an International award-winning company specialising in participatory arts. Spectacle gained charitable status in 1986 and is governed by a board of trustees. Spectacle Theatre’s management association is the Independent Theatre Council (I.T.C). Spectacle is a member of Arts and Business Cymru, Interlink- the County Voluntary Council for R.C.T and ‘Stronger Rhondda Gryfach’.  Involvement in these organisations aids Spectacle to plan cooperatively, manage its legal requirements, and inform itself of industry developments and best practice in policy developments. Our services are delivered in English or Welsh by experienced staff who hold enhanced D.B.S certificates and are trained in child protection and working with vulnerable people.

Our aims and goals

  • enable disadvantaged people to address issues affecting them and their communities;
  • engage and motivate vulnerable hard to reach people through accessible recreational arts activities;
  • empower individuals within disadvantaged groups to have a voice, be heard, have the confidence to listen to others and engage positively within their communities; have a positive effect on self-esteem, confidence, personal & social development.
  • We deliver our programmes through partnerships with organisations combating social exclusion to maximise benefits to participants.

Spectacle theatre Ltd became a registered charity in October 1996

The charities objectives are;

To promote, maintain and advance education, particularly by the production of educational theatre and the encouragement of the arts, including the arts of drama, mime, dance, singing and music and to further the development of public appreciation in the said arts.

Spectacle Theatre Ltd. achieves the above aims through a diverse mix of theatre production, workshop programs and training. This diverse mix is created in partnership with other social enterprises, community and voluntary groups, local authorities, private / public sector and educational establishments in the Valleys areas of South Wales, Nationally and Internationally.

Spectacle Theatre Policies

Company Policy Handbook 2018 Version One Click here to download the Spectacle Theatre Ltd company handbook.