Theatre in a box

Theatre in a box

Our Theatre in a Shoebox project was a Covid-response postal arts initiative that gave the Selly Oak community access to theatre-orientated activities during the pandemic. We delivered 94 boxes to individual households and sent a further 70 boxes out through community groups.

What was in the boxes?

What was in the boxes?

There were kids' boxes (for under 13s) and adult boxes. The National Literacy Trust donated pencil cases and stationary for every box. On top of that, we had a wide range of theatre-based activities and resources, a library tapestry project, and a diversity activity.

The boxes also contained a large envelope with a postage stamp on it to return some of the activities. For example, kids' packs contained skin-coloured pencils so they could draw a self portrait. They had the opportunity to send these back so they could be part of a diversity exhibition.



We had open applications for artists to submit ideas for an activity to go inside the boxes. Our successful applicants were Nikki Genner, from Collective Imagination, and Rachel Barnes.

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