Theatre boosted by SwansAid grant

4th March 2018

A local theatre company were recently welcomed to the Liberty Stadium where they were presented with a grant from SwansAid to develop their community venue on Swansea’s High Street.

Volcano Theatre were awarded £1,981 in our first round of funding for the 2017-18 season, and will use the money to finance indoor climbing equipment for their multi-activity community venue in the city centre.

“We’re over the moon to win a SwansAid grant to enhance our activities for children,” said Victoria Boobyer, Volcano Theatre’s marketing and media manager.

“The grant will enable us to offer new challenges and activities alongside our existing programme of children’s movement classes and youth theatre.”

A small and energetic creative company with worldwide reach, Volcano has deep roots in Swansea.

Since 1988 the company has been making original, high-energy theatre productions in Swansea and have toured them all over the world.

“All our activities for young people aim to develop their abilities to think and move for themselves. They aim to improve their strength, confidence, fitness and co-operative skills in a supportive and fun setting,” Boobyer added.

“The new equipment will enable us to broaden the range of activities on offer and to reach a greater number of young people.”

In recent years, Volcano have created an arts and community centre in a disused supermarket on Swansea’s High Street, hosting and presenting a vast range of events and activities in the heart of the city.

“Much of our work focuses on enabling the next generation on energetic, creative risk-takers,” continued Boobyer.

“The fund is a vital source of support which can make a real difference to small, grassroots organisations, helping them to enhance their activities and reach more young people.”


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