Save our Theatres
Action is needed urgently to save the theatre and events industry before it is too late.
Without additional government support theatres are heading for a cultural catastrophe.
Why we need to save our theatres and venues: The theatre is important to us as a charity for our wonderful Autism’s got Talent shows and roadshows that we take across the country showcasing and giving a springboard to our talented autistic performers.
The autism community are missing out on the relaxed performance environment, allowing for noise and movement in the auditorium, a chill-out space for autistic individuals who may need time away from the performance, and re-entry when needed.
- British theatre and entertainment whether it be drama, musical theatre, opera, dance, or concerts is a world-class cultural and economic force with productions filling venues from Broadway to Beijing.
- Revenue across the arts and live entertainment industry creates thousands of jobs
- Education – theatre contributes to education and literacy. Watching characters on stage talk back and forth requires sharp attention, quick mental shifts, and agile language skills. Stage productions also bring to life literature being studied in schools
- Arts and Culture
- Boosts the local economy – when a theatre is active, it attracts people from out of town filling restaurants, cafes, hotels and shops.
- A live performance can bring together anywhere from tens to hundreds of people, experiencing and witnessing something that’s unique, moving, funny.
An escapism which can transport the audience into a different world. With everyone so used to being in front of a screen, this is truly an important reason.
Going to the theatre, especially with children not only brings FAMILIES together, but also builds the foundation for the future of theatre, for future playwrights, directors, actors, and other creative professionals, so that it can continue the cycle of culture.