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History of Theatre Venture

Theatre Venture is an East London community theatre company which was established by Newham Arts Council in 1981. It was initially funded by the Manpower Services Commission, and was originally based at the Tom Allen Centre in Stratford. In 1984 The Company won funding from London Borough of Newham and Greater London Arts.

Theatre Venture runs artistic programmes involving multi-media productions and participatory projects which are tailored to social groups specific to Newham. Target groups include local school children, deaf and partially hearing audiences, single parent families, pensioners, and black teenagers.

Theatre Venture now bases its core operations at Stratford Circus, a purpose-built performing arts venue in East London, which opened in 2003.

The history is based on the following source:

http://www.theatre-venture.org/how-we-started.aspx [accessed 20 May 2008]

Scope and Content of the collection

The digitised items are sourced from archives held by Theatre Venture at its Resource Centre in West Ham, East London. The images of a performance of 'Panphobia' by Universal Citizens were sourced from JPEG files created by John Munday.

Copyright holders

Theatre Venture Limited; Premonition Design Limited; John Munday; Tony Coult.

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