Vamos Theatre is currently receiving funding from Arts Council England as part of its Strategic Touring Programme.
Thanks to the funding, we are greatly expanding our work with the Health and Care sectors, and in particular engaging audiences who live with dementia, their carers and their families.
We've created an exciting programme of workshops, performances, talks and events - not only for theatre venues, but for a wide range of places in the Health and Care community, from Care Homes to GP surgeries and Dementia Cafes.
Finding Joy: this award-winning theatre production about dementia is accessible, funny and poignant. One of our aims is to attract people who live and work with dementia to see the show on its national tours. Read more about Finding Joy
Sharing Joy: a theatre show especially created for those living with dementia and their carers. It’s a huge celebration of life and all its joys, using music, dance, nostalgia, masks, puppetry and laughter to bring pleasure and meaning to everyone involved. Read more about Sharing Joy
Workshops and training: As England develops Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) across Health and Social Care, person-centred care is a uniting thread amongst the sectors. Our workshops and training performances support this ethos of person-centred care in practice: showing how to listen and observe, how to build relationships and trust, and how to behave with compassion and empathy. Find out more about training
We have a dedicated Strategic Touring Project Manager, Hazel Ratcliffe, who has worked for over thirty years in Health and Social Care. Hazel oversees all aspects of performances, workshops, talks and events that make up the project. Contact Hazel here.
It’s encouraging to encounter a company so carefully considering the potential access barriers to an audience, and doing what they can to remove them.
Would recommend this to every care home, health establishment and school in the country! Can’t express how inspired I am, thank you!
The workshop really gives a deep level of understanding to how much we communicate between one another with and without vocabulary. I would highly recommend 'Listening with you Eyes.'
Sharing Joy is a show created for people living with dementia and their carers. It brings all the production qualities, humour, warmth and love of our renowned touring productions right into the heart of the care community.