Work with our Local Communities

Take Part

Our work with local communities uses performing arts to enhance the lives of those who need it the most.

We create bespoke projects with identified at-risk groups including socially isolated older people, adults working to improve their mental wellbeing and asylum seekers and refugees. In October 2019 we were awarded Theatre of Sanctuary status from the City of Sanctuary which acknowledges Theatre Royal Wakefield as a place of safety, welcome and support for refugees and asylum seekers.

Conversation Café

Come along for a chat at Conversation Café.

Here you can increase your confidence in speaking English and make new friends over a cup of tea and a biscuit.

Find out more here

Raise Your Voice

Raise Your Voice is a series of confidence building workshops that was developed and delivered in partnership with the Community Harmony Project and the Art House and took place for the first time in Autumn 2019.

Raise Your Voice is aimed at migrant women who want to develop their confidence, including their confidence in speaking English in public. The workshops will support women to find and use their voice; to celebrate their own strength through the support of other women.

We will share information on future Raise Your Voice sessions here.

What you can expect:
  • Fun
  • Learn new skills
  • Free lunch
  • Free crèche


Stories was an integrated drama project working with a group of settled refugees and older people working in partnership with Horbury Senior Citizens Support Group, The Refugee Council and City of Sanctuary.

We ran 10 sessions with 22 participants and 86% felt more confident socialising after this project.

We will share information on upcoming integrated sessions here.