Since opening in 2010 it has been our mission to establish New Diorama as the creative heart of the West Euston Area.
A big part of our commitment to our local community is to ensure the theatre is regularly available for local organisations, groups and charities to perform, rehearse and creatively express themselves completely free of charge.
This strand of our work, supported by British Land, provides vital opportunities for the full cross section of our community to come together and celebrate the culture, talent and creativity of our fellow residents.
Recent examples of local groups using New Diorama include:
The Third Age Project's pantomime - written and performed by local residents, and attended by our local primary schools. Also from TAP - summer shows and variety performances for all ages ranging from 3 year olds to a dancing and singing centenarian from the West Euston Time Bank!
PAN Arts Weapon of Choice theatre project - local young people excluded from mainstream education, susceptible to peer-pressure, and/or at-risk-of offending or gang affiliation, create pieces of theatre that investigate pertinent issues effecting them, their peers, and local communities.
New Horizon's Homeless Youth Centre - a series of workshops and performances, created by the centre's young attendees in response to productions they have seen at New Diorama, for free.
Fitzrovia Youth In Action - groups create and edit their own short films.
Surma Centre's MIX IT dance company - rehearsing and performing their own routines to sold out houses.
Sing For Joy Kentish Town Choir - a self-managed community choir of around 25 people with conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis, including active helpers and carers.
If you are based in the West Euston Area and would like to present work at New Diorama or to find out more about our community programme please email our Producer Caroline on [email protected]