Elders aren’t just older – they’re wiser. In a good society, older people are respected for their experience, for their knowledge and for everything they can teach us.
The Royal Exchange Elders Company is for everyone aged 60+ who wants to feel connected to new people and ideas, develop performance skills and make boundary-pushing theatre that challenges negative stereotypes of ageing.
"I am not the same person who joined The Elders on that very first day. Nothing else I do in my activities or, indeed, have done in the past has brought my new found confidence I am now experiencing. I want to shout from the rooftops, ‘look out world, here I come. And if I can do it, so can you."
A new programme of stand-alone workshops led by designers and playwrights and other professional creatives for everyone over 60 who wants to learn more about and gain insights into the processes of theatre-making.
VENUE: Front Room
TICKET PRICES: £6
Thursday 22 February, 2pm - 4pm - Book Online
Join writer and Associate Artist Amanda Dalton (former Director of Engagement who also wrote the award winning Young Company show NOTHING) to gain insights into the role of devising and writing in adapting a text for performance. There will be an opportunity to take part in activities including improvising and drafting a scene. No experience necessary, just bring an open mind and a sense of curiosity.
Or book via Box Office on 0161 833 9833
The Arts Pot scheme can provide financial assistance for course and/or travel costs, this is to make sure that everyone can access our programme and that cost is not a barrier to taking part with us. If you would like to enquire about financial support please reserve your place at the Box Office then click here to download the Arts Pot form