This is where we start. Theatre Factory Community builds on our long history of working with local agencies, schools and community groups in the Borough of Barrow-in-Furness. Our activities are designed to support the work of agencies in the community and to reach out to people wherever they may be. Please get in touch with us if you would like to talk about us running an activity for your group.
At the centre of our programme is our weekly TF Youth. This is our Youth Theatre nights, now into their 3rd generation! It is open to young people between the ages of 7 and 25. The main principle is that the young person is the artist! So all work made in this project is made by, for and with young people. Tuesdays are for ages 7-11, Thursdays are for ages 12-25.
Community Influencers are young people going out into the wider community to make performances for different places and organisations. This project is all about getting out into the community and learning about running projects for yourselves. The shows this group produces go into all sorts of spaces where you wouldn’t normally see drama such as Barrow Market, Barrow Library and Dock Museum.
Theatre Factory Apprentices gives paid work experience to young people considering Acting or Stage Management as a career. It is like joining a professional Touring Company, so we hold auditions for this project every Spring, and tour in July to venues in the North.
It can be hard to know what to do after University or Conservatoire training in the Arts. If you are a young person with a training in the Arts, perhaps newly qualified or returning to the area we want to hear from you. At Theatre Factory we aim to help newly qualified and/or emerging young Artists to get a foot onto the ladder towards building their careers.