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Plays in the Parks 2020

Funded on Spacehive 11 May 2020 Delivered 23 August 2020

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Plays in the Parks 2020

Plays in the Parks 2020

Theatre Space NE CIC By Theatre Space NE CIC

We will stage 3 shows in parks across Sunderland during the summer months, these shows will be free at point of access - with voluntary donations collected to help support the shows.

Sunderland Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 11 May 2020!

Following on from the previous years success we will stage 3, outdoor, promenade productions suitable for all the family, in 3 different parks across the city. The funds raised will contribute to the cost of costumes, props and help provide a wage for the actors and crew involved. These funds will be added to donations collected at the shows (in place of ticket cost -allowing greater access). These exciting and engaging plays will not only provide work for local creatives, but work placements for Uni Students and work experience placements for school students. The events also offer volunteer placements for a range of community organisation and individuals.

What we'll deliver:

  • 1 show performed 4 times in Roker Park
  • 1 show performed 4 times in Mowbray Park
  • 1 show performed 4 times in Barnes Park

Why it's a great idea:

This project allows everyone in the city of Sunderland to access brilliant theatre for free (or what they choose to donate) The walk about nature of the pieces mean that they are suitable for all, from young families who can talk through the stories as they go, to groups of friends and couples, to those with additional needs who may find the traditional theatre environment restrictive it reclaims the parks for the audiences, making the spaces safe and magical, helping people build new memories together in these community spaces which can often feel 'owned' by other park users it provides numerous work placements for local students of all ages allowing them to access creative industry placements in their own city. It will help support Sunderland's only full time producing theatre company, Theatre Space NE CIC - whose wider work supports creativity in education and education settings

Steps to get it done:

  • Selecting plays
  • casting actors
  • rehearsing the plays
  • staging the plays

Location Sunderland

About the space

this area takes in all 3 parks we would perform in as well as our rehearsal base.


Sunderland City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £21,286

Actors - £12,000 (56%)
Crew - £3,000 (14%)
rehearsal venue - £2,500 (12%)
marketing and print - £1,000 (5%)
director - £1,000 (5%)
Costumes - £1,000 (5%)
props - £500 (2%)
Other - £286 (1%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

rehearsal venue
marketing and print
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  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • We would increase the quality of Props and Costumes make the whole show of a higher standard

Total £21,286

Our Volunteer List

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