We draw from the past to live in the present for the benefit of the future.
Small World Theatre brings people of different ages together to increase awareness and understanding between the generations leading to improved communication, mutual understanding and respect. We have a unique and long standing reputation for delivering successful arts based intergenerational work.
For example following the 1991 riots in Ely and subsequent social upheaval experienced in cities throughout the UK, Small World Theatre was asked to work with pensioners and teenagers to explore tensions in the community. This was the formal start to our intergenerational practice. Three theatre projects between 1995 and 2000 used the media of puppetry and participatory theatre to explore differences and build trust between pensioners and teenagers. In 2010 we were asked back to build on this work with a new generation.