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Engagement and community

Engagement and community

Engagement and community

Engagement and community


2nd year Applied students have been out working in secondary schools all across South Devon during January with Erin Walcon, delivering devised theatre workshops as part of January RAW Outreach programme, covering a total of 12 schools & 250 students, plus a showcase.

Practical Essay students worked with the following organisations:

  • 100 Club
  • Exeter Cathedral
  • Exeter Community Centre
  • Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education
  • Fore Street Traders Collective
  • Highfield Farm
  • Lympstone Commando Base
  • Montgomery Primary School
  • St Michaels Primary Academy
  • St Sidwells Community Centre
  • St Stephens Church
  • St Thomas Methodist Church

Research & Performance students, under the guidance of tutor Tony Lidington, have developed over two hours of performance material at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) in Exeter.

Practical Essay students are working with the following organisations this year:

  • The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum
  • The Bridge Collective
  • CEDA
  • Cricklepit Mill / The Wildlife Trust
  • Cystic Fibrosis Trust
  • The Norman Lockyer Observatory
  • Poltimore House
  • St Sidwell's Community Centre
  • The Stansfield Centre
  • The local Traveller community
  • YMCA
  • Local Schools

3rd year Applied Theatre practice students are running projects this term in:

  • Whipton Barton junior School : encouraging play and creativity
  • Northcott Theatre: physical theatre and devising with over 50s
  • St James’s School: after-school drama sessions with students in Year 7 who are struggling socially and academically
  • Westbank Centre: arts workshops with adults with dementia 

3rd year Applied Theatre practice students are also 

  • working with Value Theatre in a Pupil Referral Unit in Exeter, supporting Jo Tasker’s work with children and young people who have been excluded from school
  • working with Kate Dinin’s after school drama club, helping to devise and direct 2 shows - Alice in Sunderland and The Grinch - with local children aged from 6 to 14.


MA Applied Theatre students have been working with Ripple Effect volunteers - a group for users of Devon’s drug and alcohol services. The members of Ripple Effect are part of a process of service development – managers in Devon’s consortium of drug and alcohol services want to involve service users in shaping the service provision. The MA students ran a series of workshops with both the Ripple Effect volunteers and the Service providers, investigating the drama processes that can encourage dialogue between groups of people who bring different perspectives to an issue.

MA Applied Theatre students worked with Exeter young people in care alongside students from University of Austin, Texas. The Perfectly Mixed Up project was performed both in Exeter and in Texas, in March 2013.
News Story on the University of Exeter website.


We have existing and developing partnerships with the following organisations:

We also have connections with local schools and colleges and have worked with many local tourist & local council organisations.