Tolethorpe Youth Drama Group
Tolethorpe Youth Drama Group is recognised for providing magical, inspiring and creative theatre experiences, but sadly, some of the facilities weren’t showing the same positive signals.
However, that has now been rectified thanks to a £15,661 grant from local construction Company Mick George Ltd, which has permitted significant refurbishment works to the changing room area.
As well as rectifying the leaking roof over the make-up room, the most dramatic change sees the once unisex changing facilities, now segregated in to two separate Male and Female areas, all fitted with modern interiors (flooring, carpentry and decoration).
The changes resulted from a series of consultations which took place beforehand, as well as the general increase in enquiries received from diverse groups of both genders and disabilities.
Tolethorpe Youth Drama Group specialises in providing affordable training and exposure to all aspects of Acting, Drama and Theatre-Making, to those aged between 8 and 18.
The next milestone for the Group’ is to launch summer workshops which will eventually grow in to open-air theatre performances.
Caroline Stephenson, Director at Stamford Shakespeare Company said: ‘’The previous set-up meant that we were more restricted on the number of attendees able to use the destination. We’re ever so grateful that this has now been addressed, thanks to the contribution from Mick George Ltd.’’
Jon Stump, Joint CEO of Mick George Ltd commented: ‘’It is great to be involved with this project. It isn’t a sector which we’ve had much dealing with historically, so we’re glad that our Community Fund offering is benefitting a wider audience. We’re always supportive of any initiative to develop youngsters interests.’’