Care Homes

Care Homes

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We first began working with older people in 2014 on a project called The Making of Me, in partnership with the Courtyard Theatre, Herefor, Shaw Healthcare and Liz Postlethwaite from Small Things. We delivered immersive drama workshops for residents in a Portishead care home, taking the ‘Imagination Train’ to different locations each week chosen by the participants including the Ritz, the Beach and the Zoo.


In 2019 we made Wonderland, a dementia-sensitive theatre show which toured to care homes and day centres in Bristol, Weston Super Mare, Wells and also toured to Newcastle Under Lyme as part of the New Vic Theatre's Live Age Festival. This was funded by Arts council England, Quartet Community Foundation and Bristol Ageing Better.

In 2020 we partnered with Dorset-based Frenetic Fox Theatre to make "Beside the Sea", a through-the-post multi-sensory audio experience for care home residents living with dementia. "Beside the Sea" was commissioned by Activate as part of the Micro-Commissions Programme.