London-based theatre collective Routes are running theatre workshops for women in London who are seeking asylum or have refugee status. The workshops which are held at the The Young Vic, are designed to support women to grow in confidence, practice English, and have fun as part of a positive and encouraging community of women.
“I managed to acquire more self-confidence, more tools for better communication. I feel more connected to myself and others. The workshop sessions are pure fun and where I forget about all my stress” – Noor.
The workshops including games, drama activities, performances and the opportunity to learn new skills from visiting teachers. The workshops include theatre trips to see plays in some of London’s best theatres and Routes will be working towards a performance of their own in June. As this video shows, the workshops are playful and fun, and focus on building confidence and communication skills, meeting new people and having a good time!
The Young Vic were presented with a Theatre of Sanctuary Award in July 2016 and you can read more about their achievements here.
The workshops are held at The Young Vic Theatre, The Cut, SE1 8LZ (closest stations Waterloo or Southwark on the Northern, Bakerloo and Jubilee lines). Travel and childcare costs are covered by Routes.
The workshops take place on Friday mornings (10.30am – 12.30pm) on Friday 22nd February to 5th April 2019 and Friday 3rd May – 7th June 2019.
The workshops are open to women (18+) who are seeking asylum, have refugee status or humanitarian protection and interested in building confidence, improving English or joining a drama group.