Poleroid create extensive accompanying participation programmes surrounding their projects. These are a vital part of Poleroid's work, informing their process, artistry and social impact. 

 

Opportunities include Work Experience Placements and Workshops for young people, undergraduates and recent graduates.

 

To date Poleroid have practically engaged over 200 young people and emerging artists with this work, most recently on projects Plastic and The Allotment.

Poleroid have collaborated with a number of organisations including:

Newcastle College

Queens Hall Hexham

Family Lives UK

Creative Prospects

Big Creative Education

St. Mary's University

Morley College 

Mercury Theatre Education & Outreach

Various Drama Schools

PRAISE

“You gave the students very clear and structured advice about how best to make their ideas for setting up a company actually happen. Your openess  & honesty about the difficulties they could face and offering them an insight into the actual costs of the project & the sorts of pitfalls out there was so helpful & gave them a realistic sense of what it might cost to get their work on stage. They have been inspired by your example but are also in awe of all you have achieved! I have also had many emails to pass on thanks to you and to tell you how much they enjoyed your visit.”

- Michelle Paull, Senior Lecturer in Drama, St. Mary’s University

“Today’s workshop was amazing. It was so helpful hearing everything that goes into creating your own work and it’s a delight to see how well you’ve executed it. Plastic was evidence for that.”

- Hannah, Drama student Undergraduate on Plastic Workshops

“Thank you so much for the workshop it was very insightful and helpful to hear a realistic approach to getting my own work started.”

- Daniel, Drama student Undergraduate on Plastic Workshops

“My class and I were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to see a script in hand performance of Poleroid Theatre’s new work at Live Theatre and the group got a huge amount from the experience. It was great for my students to see how the creative process works and to be able to openly discuss the piece with working practitioners. The piece itself resonated with both myself and my students looking at a range of themes which we could relate to.”

- Jonny Bussell, Acting Course Leader at Newcastle College on The Allotment Workshops

Check out what Andreea and Joshua 

We were very proud to have the brilliant Andreea and Joshua from Big Creative Education with us on Work Placement during our Plastic rehearsals in March 2018. Have a read of their fab rehearsal blog here!