NDT IN THE COMMUNITY
New Diorama is connected to several vibrant communities, the most prominent being West Euston: a housing estate marked as a priority redevelopment area.
We are also the local theatre for Regent’s Park and Fitzrovia residents, students at UCL and many secondary and primary schools.
Built as a Section 106 space (with responsibility to serve our local residents), New Diorama, with our Principal Supporter British Land, Camden Council and West Euston Partnership, work to ensure that NDT is the cultural and creative heart of our community.
NDT offers a broad programme of work that directly targets local groups. We ensure we are working with and for as many people across its community as is possible and open up our theatre space for local people to come and create their own projects and productions across the year, without any costs attached.
Our community programme engages with over 9,000 local people every year and, in recognition of the success of our work in our community, New Diorama were named as Mayor of Camden's Charity 2013.
The success of our community programme has also seen New Diorama nominated for several Arts and Business Awards with our Principal Supporter British Land. In 2014 our partnership won us a coveted Business in the Community Big Tick Award.
A main strand of work we deliver is Camden Youth Theatre, launched in partnership with Camden People's Theatre and supported by Old Diorama Arts Centre. If you are 13-19 and have an interest in performing, you can join for free. More information can be found here.
"New Diorama Theatre is a fantastic resource for the entire local community. In addition to bringing award-winning productions to our doorstep, it offers extensive opportunities for local people of all ages and nationalities to explore their creativity and provides a creative hub around which the whole community can come together. I continue to be delighted and inspired by the outreach work the theatre team does."
Heather Johnson, Our Local Camden Councillor, Chair of Development Control Committee and twice Mayor of Camden.