The Field Theatre Group was founded in 2004 with the aim of bringing professional quality arts and cultural experiences to the community of Littleport.
Participation is open to all, regardless of age, experience and background.
Our participants in Littleport alone number well over 1000 people, and many of these are repeat participants.
We employ professional directors, facilitators, artists and technicians whenever possible to provide our non-professional community participants with exciting and memorable experiences.
The Field Theatre Group was founded in 2004 with the aim of bringing professional quality arts, performance, heritage and cultural experiences to the community of Littleport and surrounding areas. Community inclusion is the cornerstone of our work, and community involvement is vital to the ongoing success of our projects.
By learning and working together The Field enables residents to learn new skills in a friendly and supportive environment. This community engagement also strengthens social bonds. The Field aims to give participants pride in their achievements and in their own unique fenland history and heritage.
We engage professional community practitioners such as directors, coaches, artists and technicians to work alongside participants to create exciting and memorable events. All The Field’s practitioners are highly experienced and have proven track records in their fields. Our practitioners are also DAB (CRB) cleared.
Participation in our projects is open to all, regardless of age, experience and background. Our past projects have included children with special educational needs, disabled, elderly and blind residents, those who are socially isolated, young people and marginalised people and families. Participation is free to all, whether as participants, viewers or audiences.
Since our foundation in 2004 we have produced both large- and small-scale theatre shows, touring productions, live music events, community arts projects, story-making, outreach and drama workshops, as well as 3 community films.
The Field's artists and practitioners have also created exhibitions, and installations, writing projects, and heritage projects with communities across Fenland.
We have delivered high quality community learning in schools and with community organisations of all kinds.
The Field Theatre team of arts and heritage professionals have over a decade's experience in project leadership, management and delivery. Every single one of our projects has been completed on time and in budget!
Our project partners and associates have included: Millfield CP School, Littleport Community School (2 projects) ADeC, Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership, Ely Museum, Wisbech Museum, Prickwillow Drainage Museum, The Adams Heritage Centre, Young People, Littleport, Cambridgeshire Libraries and the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The Field is mostly grant-funded and we have received funding from The Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Development in East Cambridgeshire (AdeC), Cambridgeshire Grassroots, and the Co-operative Community Fund, HLF (4 grants), Cambs District Council, Awards for All, Littleport Rotary and Littleport Parish Council.
The Field Theatre Group
Facing challenges together helps us grow.
It's also a great way to make new friends !
The Field's pledge to safeguard the well-being of all our participants
All our practitioners are DBS checked.
Our projects, productions and activities are conducted in compliance with our rigorous Health and Safety procedures.
Our Equality and Diversity (Equal Ops) policies and procedures are regularly reviewed and updated.
We have Child Protection and Vulnerable Adult safeguarding policies and procedures in place.
We adhere to data protection legislation.
Although we have been lucky enough to secure funding for projects and productions, The Field receives no funding for its running costs, administration or project development. We do not have a permanent premises and so have to pay hire costs when we meet as a group.
We receive no funding for insurance, licences, office equipment or stationary. We rely on donations in cash and kind to maintain the very high production standards we aspire to, and to give our participants the very best in participatory experiences.
* To deliver high quality arts, cultural and heritage projects and productions to the community.
* To make our work accessible and available to all.
* To create a safe, welcoming and supportive environment for all our participants.
* Inspire pride in participants' achievements
* To promote community cohesion
* To foster a sense of a connection with our wonderful fenland region.
*To generate interest and pride in our unique fenland culture, history and heritage.