Supporting the future of the performing arts in Cornwall and beyond is one of our founding beliefs and we aim to work with over 600 artists a year to achieve this.
We want to link people into the new building, providing the opportunity to step out onto our historic stage as part of our in-house production company, Cornwall Playhouse Productions. We’re also reaching out beyond the scope our own house, supporting performing artists across Cornwall to grow and achieve.
All Boys Dance. Photo by Sean Hurlock.
We’re always nurturing a cohort of associate artists, providing a support service that’s individually tailored to each of their needs, helping to shape and springboard their dreams.
For those who are just starting out this might include help with branding, tour booking and legal considerations. For more established artists we provide industry connections to lynchpins including producers and agents who can help them soar.
Jethro Compton is just one example of associate artists we’ve helped to shine. A theatre practitioner from Bude., Jethro began writing plays after taking part in a writing course with Hall for Cornwall as a teenager; he’s now published by Samuel French Ltd. Jethro also went on to establish his own company and now writes, directs and produces. He became an Associate Artist with Hall for Cornwall in 2016. His most recent theatre work in the UK was The Curious Case of Benjamin Button which was developed in Cornwall with Hall for Cornwall’s support, opened in London to five star reviews, and is currently in redevelopment.
Find out more about our current Associates.
Inspiring the next generation
Offering work experience opportunities, providing professionally-led workshops in schools, encouraging talent. We’re inspiring Cornwall’s generation of theatregoers and performers with a lifelong love for theatre and helping young people to shine on and off stage.
Backstage. Photo by Steve Tanner
We currently run twelve youth theatre companies, bringing together budding performers from the age of 6 to leap into the magic of dance, theatre and musical theatre. We’re nurturing our young people’s love of performance and play, sparking their curiosity and creativity.
Our longstanding relationship with national companies like the RSC delivers workshops for students from primary school right through to university level. We’re helping young performers to follow their dreams of working in the theatre by supplying the tools they need and helping with next steps like applications to drama schools.
Our new artist network helps those in the first years of their career to get a foothold in the industry with practical tips, links and support to propel them into a bright future.
Senior Youth Dance Previews, 2021. Photo by Sean Hurlock