Our home, The Avenue Theatre, is a beacon in Ipswich for people needing a place to belong. We have created an accessible, welcoming and creative environment which nurtures our participants, builds their self-esteem and radically improves their life-outcomes by providing them with a platform and a voice through high-quality arts activities and theatre productions.
We put inclusion, accessibility and reaching out to the disenfranchised at the centre of our philosophy and work. Each week, we run workshops at The Avenue for our community theatre company and our two inclusive drama groups – all of which are without auditions and kept free at source to ensure that our work is as inclusive and accessible as possible.
Decades of experience means our permanent team, plus visiting freelance professionals are uniquely placed to run our community companies and events, empowering participants to express themselves creatively and challenge the negative and restrictive ways in which they are often viewed by society.