Herts Inclusive Theatre say “thank you!”

When Coronovirus threatened to jeopardise the plans of one of our arts grant recipients, a bit of creative ingenuity meant that they were able to continue their work in providing theatre-based activities for their members.  Herts Inclusive Theatre (HIT) uses the arts and wellbeing practices to build confidence, develop skills and give participants and their families memorable, enjoyable life experiences where everyone is encouraged, valued, supported and has their part to play.  Led by experienced practitioners, their workshops are open to all and are especially welcoming to those with special needs. ​

They were awarded a Box Moor Trust grant of £500 to help fund the staging of a performance of Pinocchio at the Old Town Theatre, drawing participants and audience from the Trust’s Area of Benefit.  When the performance had to be cancelled due to the pandemic, the grant was re-purposed for use in providing a programme of summer online activities instead. This little video demonstrates just how much this has meant to their participants, volunteers and staff – the Trust is delighted to have been able to help with such a fantastic project.