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Building links between generations in theatre

Over the years we have seen the benefits of intergenerational work, and have interwoven intergenerational elements into a variety of projects.

We strongly believe in creating meaningful links with younger generations. Find out more about our recent intergenerational projects below, sign up to our mailing list to receive updates on any future projects, and feel free to get in touch if you have any questions for our team!


Dinner 18:55

Dinner 18:55 has brought participants from our Older People’s and Young People’s Programmes together and encouraged conversation and collaboration between generations when society, politics and the media increasingly polarises older and younger people. Over the course of 6 months, the brand new community ensemble of Dinner 18:55 brought this piece of theatre alive by sharing their stories, devising and improvising.

Dinner 18:55 is a look into the vibrant rehearsal process and the journey this cast has gone on.

It was directed by our Older People’s Programme Manager Maggie De Ruyck.

Now and Then

A creative collaboration between Heydays and the Playhouse Youth Theatre was presented as part of our 2017 Open Season.

Inspired by Historypin, an organisation that collects, curates and structures stories to bring people together, our 17 – 19 year old Youth Theatre group and Heydays devised a short piece about moments in our lives that shaped our future.

It was directed by Gemma Woffinden and supported by Support Officers Adie Nivison and Sophie Howell.

Download BrochureAutumn / Winter 19
Download BrochureAutumn / Winter 19
Major funders
Arts Council England Leeds City Council The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation
Principal Capital Partners
Principal Capital and Access Partner
Irwin Mitchell Solicitors