Kate Stevens of Triple Act Theatre & Arts in Ardrossan, North Ayrshire tells us how a 'Together Again' grant from Creative Lives helped this youth theatre group meet up again after many months apart . . .

"Thanks to the Together Again grant from Creative Lives, we were able to fully support the recovery of our youth theatre groups with a contribution to our professional facilitator fees and volunteer travel expenses. 

Our youth theatre groups transitioned back to in-person delivery after spending time together on digital platforms throughout the pandemic, with both old participants returning and new participants joining us for the first time.

It was vital we had enough staff and volunteers present to support the exploration of these new dynamics for young people whilst creating and producing theatre productions for national festivals and local stages, and participating in arts trips exploring their local area further."  

Feedback from youth theatre participants and their caregivers:  

“Hannah has had a ball, gained so much confidence and made some lifelong friends. Thank you to yourself and all of your team- you have made a huge difference, performances like this don't just happen, hard work, dedication and talent make it. We'll done to you all.” – Parent 

“He described the day at the harbour arts centre while rehearsing as one of the best days of his life” – Parent 

“I’ve loved working with many people, performing on a live stage….I’m going to miss all those great people I’ve worked with over the last six months, Love ya” – Participant 

“My favourite game is magic elevator because we can go anywhere” – Participant 

“I met so many interesting and unique characters on our trip away, and loved getting closer with the friends I went with, love it so much, Thank you Triple Act! I want to go back already” – Participant on Senior trip to Feis Arainn.