Today, UK Theatre and Society of London Theatre (SOLT) have embarked on a wide-reaching new industry initiative in partnership with Inspiring the Future, part of the charity Education and Employers.
Building on SOLT and UK Theatre’s recent Workforce Review, Inspiring the Future of Theatre aims to showcase the range of careers available in theatre to young people, and encourage and strengthen connections between schools and their local theatres.
Find out more about the initiative here, including how to register as an Ambassador.
Cassie Chadderton, Head of UK Theatre, says:
“Part of UK Theatre and SOLT’s core mission is to engage as many people as possible, and from all areas of our society, as audiences and in the theatre workforce. We believe that reaching people at school age will help shape their understanding of theatre and encourage the next generation of theatre audiences and workers. We’re excited to partner with Education and Employers on Inspiring the Future of Theatre.”
Nick Chambers, CEO of Education and Employers, says:
“We are delighted to be working with UK Theatre and SOLT to excite and motivate young people about the huge range of careers available in the theatre industry. Through Inspiring the Future’s national online platform, volunteers who work in the theatre industry can easily be connected to primary and secondary schools and colleges to chat informally to young people about what inspired them to follow a career in the theatre industry and how the educational route they chose helped them to achieve it.”
Date Published: 19 April 2018