We like to work with the people of Wigan to help create an inclusive community for all. The arts belongs to everyone, so take a look at how you can get involved with our community projects.
In collaboration with Age UK we have a weekly jamming session held in The Grand Vault. Initially attended by a small handful of attendees, this group has grown to reach 30+ performers who have amassed a sizeable repertoire and have performed live on numerous occasions.
Wigan Autistic Theatre Company (WATC) is a new inclusive project set up by writer Martin Spencer and filmmaker Sammy Holden with the support of The Old Courts Arts Centre. The project launched back in June 2019
Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020, our team, together with hundreds of volunteers have been working round the clock to do what we can to help those in need.
As part of this community response, we have set up a phone line for isolated residents to maintain human contact with people willing to listen and understand their situation.