1st Creative Community Engagement Workshop

This two day workshop brings together representatives from Theatron venues for a focus on community engagement, outreach and education. There will be opportunities to explore and discuss trends in artistic practice and creative learning.

Creative Community Engagement – Effective & Creative Learning

Wednesday 5-Thursday 6 December 2012
Sadler’s Wells, London

 The workshop will be led by Fiona Ross and Jane Hackett (Sadler’s Wells).


Wednesday 5 December

Setting the scene: 13.00– 17.00 (lunch from 12.30)

An introduction to Sadler’s Wells and its approach to audience development from Alistair Spalding (Artistic Director and Chief Executive) and Kingsley Jeyasekera (Director of Marketing and Digital Strategy).  Introduction to Sadler’s Wells community engagement projects Fiona Ross and Jane Hackett (Co-Directors of Creative Learning).

Case study presentations by Theatron partners will consider different approaches venues are adopting to enable effective learning and engagement with communities. Colleagues can share their experiences about the challenges and opportunities of engaging audiences through creative learning projects.

Evening: 18.30 Supper & 19.30 performance of Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty

Thursday 6 December

Different perspectives on creative engagement: 09.00 – 12.00

Artists, participants and researchers join the discussion to debate the vital ingredients for generating successful participatory projects. During this session, workshop partners will gain a deeper understanding of what is required from artists and venues to enable meaningful community engagement.


Steering Committee Meeting: 12.00 – 15.00

Review and discussion of Theatron proposals for audience development and creative engagement. Opportunity to review the submissions and discuss strategies for extending the reach and impact. The full programme is on Theatron’s internal platform at:

Register for the Steering Committee Meeting


Practical Information

Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, Islington, London EC1R 4TN

Nearest tube: Angel (Northern Line). 5 minutes walk. One stop from Kings Cross St Pancras International

Hotel Recommendations

Jurys Inn, Islington Hotel
60 Pentonville Road
London, N1 9LA

Special Sadler’s Wells rate available. £128 including breakfast (usually £165). Only bookable via Sadler’s Wells. Please email fiona.ross@sadlerswells.com with your name and nights you wish to stay and we will check availability/make a reservation for you.

Tel: +44 20 7282 5500


Comfort Inn

2-5 Chad’s Street, King’s Cross, London, WC1H 8BD

£128 including breakfast

Tel:+44 (0) 20 7837 1940    Website: www.comfortinnkingscross.co.uk/

Distance from King’s Cross St Pancras International: 2 min walk

Distance to Sadler’s Wells: 20 min walk/one stop by tube/10 min bus

  Recommendations (if you cannot access the saved search, input ‘Sadler’s Wells in location search of http://www.londontown.com/hotels/)

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