‘About’ us is also about you!

Brighton People’s Theatre is a new initiative that’s part of a UK-wide movement. It puts the power to create exciting theatre into the hands of all of us. We think it’s important to give everyone who wants it the opportunity to take part in theatre.

Why? Because studies show that it’s mainly white, well-off, middle-class professionals who make and watch theatre.

And? This bothers us because it means that it’s mainly the stories that reflect the lives and interests of white, well-off, middle-class professionals that get told.

We want to change that.

We want to create a theatre company that is owned and loved by the people of the city. They love it because it makes shows about things that matter to them, and because those shows have them performing in it.

We have a lot more to say about the ‘Why?’ (and about what the studies show), so if you’re interested you can read more here

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