Tooting Arts Club was set up to engage the local community in theatre – all kinds of theatre, both new and old. Our aim is to provide a place where people of all ages can enjoy an artistic experience. Every one of our productions has provided our local community with outreach programmes, which have targeted a cross section of Tooting folk.
Our Education programme has been threefold – firstly we have provided local secondary schools and colleges with Schemes of Learning for Drama GCSE and A-Level, both Edexcel and AQA specifications – the two exam boards our local teachers use. These SOL have been written and developed by outreach and education officer Sue Dunn with the help of her students at Burntwood School. The SOL have resources, worksheets, PowerPoints and lesson plans tweaked and honed as a result of what worked well in the classroom. Secondly we have provided discounted tickets for school parties and free tickets for accompanying teachers. And thirdly we have run workshops both in schools and on site.
Missed our shows but would like the resources anyway? Not a problem. The resources for all of our past productions are free to teachers in South West London – just email us with Education Resources in the subject, tell us which resources you would like and an education pack will come be sent in the post.
If you are a teacher/youth worker then do get in touch and tell us what else we could be doing to help the young people you work with access a live theatre experience.
Our outreach programme has also enlisted the work of local artists – both young and old. In the past three productions staged at the Broadway Studios we were fortunate enough to have an exhibition space we operated as a bar/gallery and exhibited art work and photography by local artists including an exhibition of young peoples art. If you are a local artist and would like to discuss ways we could help you again get in touch with us to find out if we can work together on future projects – if we don’t know you’re out there we can’t help each other.