CHANGING LIVES THROUGH THEATRE 

The main focus behind Theatre for Life CIC is to provide young people with real experiences within the Performing Arts through subsidised industry led workshops, free youth and community theatre projects.

We work with young people aged 14-25 years old from the most disadvantaged communities in Southampton to create inspiring and engaging opportunities within the arts. 

Placing our theatre makers at the centre of our work enables them to become confident artists, whilst improving wellbeing and career development in the arts, changing lives through the medium of theatre. 

We are committed to being an inclusive and diverse organisation, embracing everyone's story through our storytelling and creation of original work. 



 
WORKING AS A PARTNER ORGANISATION WITH NATIONAL YOUTH THEATRE 

AUDITIONS ACCESS FUND 
in 2019 Theatre for Life CIC Youth Theatre was selected as a partner organisation and venue.

The National Youth Theatre's Auditions Access Fund supported by Hugh Bonneville


As part of the National Youth Theatre's ongoing commitment to outreach and access, they have launched a new Auditions Access Fund, supported by NYT Alumnus and Patron Hugh Bonneville. The grant of £37,500 will support free participation in workshops and auditions over three years at 30 schools and youth groups around Great Britain which have lost drama provision. 


Michelle is an incredible teacher, director and person. She honestly allowed me to grow as a performer to such an extent that it is becoming my career. Her skills within theatre and building confidence are outstanding and she is the perfect person to guide you through your training!

Elle Baker - Professional Recording Artist  (Elleana)

 YOUTH THEATRE PRODUCTION 2019

 
‘Silent Mind’ was an interactive theatre piece which showcased our actors creative journeys and exploration into mental health awareness through a devised style of performance. We wanted to ultimately create a ‘Silent Mind’ for both actor and audience member, free from anxiety and feelings of low self esteem. We embedded coping strategies such as meditation and breathing work within the body of the piece to encourage our audience members to focus on creating their own ‘Silent Mind’. We worked with drama therapists, music therapists and professional artists such as Luke Brown Dance and director  Max Lindsay , alongside our ongoing partnership with Solent Mind. 
 

2019 PERFORMANCE TOUR - SUPPORTED BY 

  


 

 YOUTH THEATRE PRODUCTION 2018

2018 PERFORMANCE  - SUPPORTED BY 

    

 


There is no doubt in my mind that I would not be where I am in life, both personally and professionally, without the time and dedication that Michelle put in when I was her student. An incredibly creative and talented director and teacher, Michelle continues to inspire me several years later. The creative work she produces is outstanding time after time. She has a talent for bringing out the best in people, regardless of background, experience or confidence. Cannot recommend enough.

Amy Williams - Former student at Richard Taunton Sixth Form College


Contact Us

Telephone: 07711 395851
General Enquiries:   enquiries@theatreforlife.co.uk  
Youth Theatre:  youththeatre@theatreforlife.co.uk 

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