Theatre Factory Community


Theatre Factory Community

Our community work in 2023-24 is all part of the development of our 2026 festival, IF!

IF! will tell stories of Barrow people in words, music, animation and drama and will involve people from right across our communities of all ages, races, genders and sexualities.
Festival of Inclusion
Fancy getting involved? Then please email Rachel at

IF! Writers

IF! Writers is a writing group for all adults regardless of experience. If you would like to start writing but need a friendly, open group or you already write but would like to develop further with new challenges, then why not give us a try.

We always start with a warm up writing exercise to get us going and then work on ideas. Some are generated by the group and some are individual responses to themes.

The group is currently developing short scripts for IF!, our Inclusion Festival of Theatre in 2026 . . . I know it's a long way off, but that means we have lots of time to think and to write! 

You are welcome to come along on the first Thursday of each month from 6 pm - 8 pm

New Partnerships

In 2023-24 we are delighted to be working with Horizon Studios on a brand new piece of 'rap drama' giving voice through music, spoken word and drama to the lives and experience of young men from Barrow. If you want more information please email

Tea Trolley

Fancy a brew, a fairy cake and a natter? Look out for our giant outdoor tea trolley which will be wandering around Hindpool Ward this September

Live and Loud

Live and Loud is a series of performances in the community made by local people working with our team of theatre makers. Live and Loud shows tell local, real life stories that are seldom heard.

The first of the series is Queer 4 U, the 4th  in our series of Queer cabarets in partnership with Dropzone Youth and Barrow Library, featuring 3 pieces of specially created work celebrating the lives of Queer Barrovians

Barrow Library 30 September at 7.30pm

Next up is The Unseen Child created with Furness Young Carers, which will be performed on Saturday 14 October at Nelson Street Community Centre, Barrow in Furness

Boom Dang Foundation

Our partnership with The Boom Dang Foundation is delivering weekly drumming and electronic music making workshops from our studio in Theatre Factory

Want to know more?
Let's Chat!