What we do

Ignite Theatre works with children and young people aged 6-24 from diverse backgrounds who live primarily in the North and West of Glasgow. Our members come from across the globe; from Scotland to Somalia, and includes new members from Syria. Many of our members face multiple challenges, whether that is poverty, discrimination, being a young carer, or having additional needs.

Through free weekly workshops and innovative drama projects, Ignite Theatre offers its members a supported environment in which they can fulfill their creative potential, develop confidence, forge new friendships and build their life skills to give them a better chance of achieving their goals.

For more of a sense of what we are about, follow this link to BBC Arts to see a short film made about our Seniors group last year as part of the BBC’s Theatre and Refugees season (curated by Vicky Featherstone).

Our term time workshop schedule for 2018 is:

Seniors – Drama & Personal Development (aged 16-24) @ Tuesday 6.30-8.30 PM, Knightswood Congregational Church Hall, 12 Dunterlie Avenue, Glasgow G13 3BA

Intermediates – Drama (aged 12-15) @ Tuesday 6.30-8.30 PM, Knightswood Congregational Church Hall, 12 Dunterlie Avenue, Glasgow G13 3BA

Knightswood Juniors – Drama (aged 6-11) @ Saturday 9.30 AM – 11.00 PM, Knightswood Community Centre, 201 Alderman Road, Glasgow G13 3DD

Knightswood Juniors – Drama (aged 8-12) @ Saturday 11.00 AM – 1.00 PM, Knightswood Community Centre, 201 Alderman Road, Glasgow G13 3DD

Drumchapel Juniors – Art & Drama – (aged 10-13) @ Wednesday 3.30 – 5.30 PM, St Marks Church Hall, 281 Kinfauns Drive, Glasgow G15 7BD

To enquire about joining Ignite Theatre or for further information, email Aileen or Kim at ignitetheatre.info@gmail.com

You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram.

Ignite Theatre is supported by the Young Start Fund at the Big Lottery, BBC Children in Need, The Robertson Trust, The Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland, The National Theatre of Scotland, ARISE, The Ardoch Foundation, Glasgow Life and Glasgow CAN.

Ignite Theatre is pleased to announce that we have recently been awarded £7,716 from the Postcode Community Trust towards the running costs of a new Juniors group in Drumchapel – a pilot project which will run across 2016/17. The Postcode Community Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

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