THE MANIFESTO

Drama, Theatre and Young People's Manifesto.

SUMMARY

The Drama, Theatre and Young People Manifesto calls for every child and young person to have an entitlement to drama and theatre throughout their education.

 

Making drama and theatre is an essential part of being human. Participating helps us to express what we care about, and why; reminding us of who we are and what we can be. Drama is a source for cultural capital, identity and heritage; it inspires us to take risks, think critically and builds social cohesion through collaboration. It can change and shape our lives through developing creativity, cognition, empathy and resilience. Children and young people thrive in schools where drama is accessible to all through the curriculum.

Developed by a range of drama and theatre education organisations the Manifesto calls for every child and young person to have an entitlement to drama and theatre throughout their education.

 

We want:
  • High quality drama teaching to be made a curriculum entitlement for every child and young person

  • High quality theatre experiences to be made a cultural entitlement for every child and young person

  • Young people to be supported to enter the theatre workforce

  • A world class education workforce and infrastructure in drama and theatre education

RESEARCH

The Creative Industries are worth £111.7bn to the UK economy

400,000

The potential job losses in the theatre industry due to the Coronavirus pandemic

Organisations who developed the manifesto include:

  • Action for Children’s Arts

  • Birmingham Repertory Theatre

  • London Drama

  • London Theatre Consortium

  • National Drama

  • NST (Nuffield Southampton Theatres)

  • SCUDD (The Standing Conference of University Drama Departments)

  • Theatre Education Forum

  • Theatre Workout

 

Supporting organisations include:
  • NAYT (National Association of Youth Theatres)

  • National Youth Theatre

  • NIE (New International Encounter)

  • Making Theatre Gaining Skills

  • The Skinner's Kent Academy

Manifesto filmed by Theatre Workout and performed by members of Mousetrap Theatre Projects Youth Forum and Key Schools

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created with Wix by Theatre Workout Ltd.

info@dtealliance.co.uk

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