The award winning Soapbox Children's Theatre is a place where children and their families can experience theatre and get involved in arts projects all year round. The theatre has already instilled pride in the local community through the re imagination of a semi-derelict building, within the beautiful conservation area Devonport Park, Plymouth. With opportunities for new staff and volunteers to join us. We are so close to finishing our first stage of development which will include new toilets and running water into the building (the first time in 40 years), an accessible front entrance with double doors and ramp for wheelchair users. We have found, however, that as more things come in to finish the development, we are a little under budget and we need to raise some extra funds to ensure the work is finished to the best quality. With your donations you can help us complete this positive project for Plymouth, that will be a legacy for children in the region and beyond.
Stiltskin took on the semi-derelict building in 2014. It had been built as a mustard gas decontamination unit in WW2. When we walked in it was dark, leaky and miserable but we had a vision to make a space for children where they could experience cultural activity all year round. Over the past 4 years we have done just that.
The fun video was made by our sons and their friend 4 years ago. It shows what our vision was/is and what the space looked like then (not to mention how cute they were then).
Stiltskin Arts & Theatre CIC work with children and their families using cultural activities such as theatre, storytelling and arts and crafts to engage children and young people, supporting healthy minds and bodies and encouraging them to discover the world around them. We have been working in Plymouth and the region for the past 19 years. We have worked with thousands of school children enriching their curriculum's. We have produced hundreds of projects that enliven imaginations, tell stories of Plymouth's rich heritage, bring children and the arts together in Festivals full of storytelling, theatre, science, the environment and visual arts. Our work aims to engage children and their imaginations, support early years speaking and listening, interactive engagement, supporting mothers and families and engaging people in cultural activity for all. We are a cultural hub of excellence creating community cohesion, by bringing families and children from different backgrounds together, creating valuable memories and instilling positive health and well-being.
The building works are coming to the end. It is truly exciting, but there are those additional costs that pop in that would make the completion zing. So with your added support we can really make it happen and maybe even some added extras. Thank you!
We have also had support from a number of building firms including Jewsons Community Fund, KKC construction, Research+Design Architects, Best Quality Windows, City Bus, Co-Op Distribution Centre and Co-Op Community Fund and MPC Plastering Contractors LTD. If your business would like to support our project please get in touch. We have a wish list below for things that could help us to complete.
Steel and glass balustrade
Timber for decking and stairs