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Inspiring the Future of Theatre - Ambassadors Wanted.

This week saw the launch of the Inspiring the Future of Theatre campaign; a partnership between Education and Employers, UK Theatre and Society of London Theatre (SOLT). The campaign will showcase the range of careers available in theatre to young people, and strengthen connections between schools and theatres.

 

UK Theatre and SOLT believe that if the sector is to continue to thrive, it must draw on the talent base, and build audiences, from all areas of society.

To achieve this, the campaign is launching a drive to recruit industry ambassadors. Ambassadors will take part in events across UK schools, talking to young people about their work. If you work in theatre and wish to become an ambassador, you can find out more and sign up here.

 

"Our goal is to sign up 1000 Ambassadors from across the industry, to include technicians, designers, actors, creatives and administrators"

President of the Society of London Theatre Kenny Wax

 

President of the Society of London Theatre Kenny Wax started the call for ambassadors at this year’s Olivier Awards on 8 April:

‘Our goal is to sign up 1000 Ambassadors from across the industry, to include technicians, designers, actors, creatives and administrators – with particular emphasis on roles behind the curtain – to commit to visit a local school once a year to talk about what they do – to open the eyes of children and inspire them to consider a role in the theatre.’

 

Inspiring the Future of Theatre will be officially launched on 11 July 2018 with events at schools around the UK. Once you have singed up as an Ambassador you can help spread the work by RTing this UK Theatre Tweet. Be sure to follow them for updates and use  #InspiringFutureTheatre.

NewsAndy Robertson