Theatre Royal

A partnership project with East Sussex Archive office and the Theatre Royal for Brighton and Hove Council’s Childrens Festival.

A series of workshops exploring the history of the Theatre Royal with actors taking on the role of Ellen Nye Chart and taking the children on backstage tours of the theatre.

Workshops with the Archive Officer allowed the children to access archived Theatre posters, then work in groups to produce their own posters with themselves starring in the leading roles. Using photography, calligraphy with quills and collage, the posters were displayed in the foyer of the theatre and some were taken to the Archive office to add to their collection of the story of the theatre.