Arts & Culture
250,000 people engaged
Arts and culture opportunities are a key element of our provision. It has built a reputation for high-quality, tightly choreographed and directed new works. In addition, we are renowned for innovative versions of classics. Our new works are often large-scale productions written by local talent.
Arts and Culture Projects
We have produced a wide range of arts and culture experiences for young and old. Take a look at a few of them below or visit our Project Portfolio for a more extended glimpse into our works.
New Writing Productions
Our new writing projects have provided us with an extensive repertoire to take to new communities in the United Kingdom and beyond. Our new writing projects are:
The Wind Road Boys
The Curious Case of the Human Being
The Young Person’s Guide to the Lindisfarne Gospels
Puttin’ On The Blitz
Festivals, Tours and Visits
Enter CIC never stands still. We’re constantly moving into new areas (physical and creative) and creating new ideas in new spaces in innovative ways. We also invite other creatives in to offer a broad range of skills and experiences for young people.
- Edinburgh International Festival Fringe 2014.
- MTI Children’s Musical Theatre Festival 2017 – Curve Theatre, Leicester.
- MTI Children’s Musical Theatre Festival 2018 – Curve Theatre, Leicester.
- MTI Children’s Musical Theatre Festival 2019 – ICC, Birmingham.
- Festival of Remembrance, Durham Cathedral, 2017
- Festival of Remembrance, Durham Cathedral, 2018
- Festival of Remembrance, Durham Cathedral, 2020
- Festival of Remembrance, Durham Cathedral, 2021
- Festival of Remembrance, Durham Cathedral, 2022
- Take Off – Children’s Theatre Festival, 2015
- Take Off – Children’s Theatre Festival, 2016
- TrimFest, 2016
- Lumiere Festival of Light
- Ypres Salient, Belgium, 2018
- Honoured Tour, 2018
- Settle North Tour, 2019
- The Wind Road Boys Tour, 2016
- The Curious Case of the Human Being Tour, 2016
- Goodnight, Mr Tom
- Tom’s Midnight Garden
- Swallows and Amazons
- The Gruffallo
- Museums and Galleries
- British Museum
- Beamish Museum
- Mining Art Gallery
- Durham Mining Museum
- National Coal Mining Museum for England
- Bob Abley Gallery
- Talbot House, Belgium
- The Norman Cornish Trail
- Woodhorn Mining Museum
- Wynyard Hall
- Ramside Hall
- Auckland Castle
- Durham Castle
- Durham Cathedral
- Ushaw Historic House
We want to ensure that our young students are able to participate in the widest range of skill-building opportunities as possible. Not everyone wants to kick their legs on stage. Some want to work behind the scenes.
We have provided a range of opportunities and they are listed below:
- Spamalot – London’s West End.
- Swan Lake Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures – Tyne Theatre and Opera House.
- Assembly Theatre, Durham.
- The Playhouse Theatre, London.
- Sunderland Empire, Sunderland.
- Tyne Theatre and Opera House, Newcastle.
- The Merchant’s Hall, Edinburgh
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