Why you should support us

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Waterloo is an area known for its arts culture and the theatrical heritage of the area, with the National Theatre, Royal Festival Hall, Old Vic, Young Vic, Shakespeare’s Globe and countless fringe theatres all within walking distance of the train station. People come from all over London, the UK and the world to visit.  Unfortunately, to the young people who live and go to school in the immediate area, these experiences might as well be on the other side of the world due to the many barriers they face in accessing them. We have found that as a result, young people feel disconnected from the arts, their wider community and their creative selves.

Responding to the need for accessible and inclusive drama provision, WCT was founded in late 2015. Waterloo Community Theatre is a Community Interest Company (CIC) – a not-for-profit social enterprise. Our mission is to offer access to the arts, community and young people’s creative selves – at a cost that everyone can afford, free. This means we rely on donations and funding.

How your money will help us


£100 will allow a local young person to attend the sessions for a year at no cost

£250 will cover the cost of a skills workshop from a specialist practitioner

£500 will cover the costs of a theatre-visit and backstage tour of one of the world class theatres in the area for the whole group

£1650 will cover the costs of the venue to run sessions for one existing group for a term

£2500 will cover the cost of one lead practitioner for a year

£3300 will cover the costs of the venue to run sessions for both existing groups for a term

£5000 will cover the cost of two lead practitioners for a year

In return for your support you will receive recognition on our website, in email signatures (viewed by parents, local residents and other local businesses) and in performance programmes. You will also receive invitations to showcases and other performances/events.