Travelling Light uses theatre to enhance the lives of children and young people
Our mission is to create outstanding theatre for and with young people that inspires their thinking, engages their emotions and fires their imaginations.
We create award winning professional productions which tour locally, nationally and sometimes internationally as well as into schools across our home city of Bristol. We also run a large participatory programme, which allows young people to learn skills and create their own theatre. This work has a particular focus on engaging participants from our immediate locality - Lawrence Hill, a ward among the 10% most deprived in England. We aim to reach many children and young people through our work who would not otherwise have the opportunity to experience theatre.
To find out more about our 30 years history, read our 30th anniversary story.
We're a registered charity and a member of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio as well as a Key Arts Provider for Bristol City Council. We also receive core grant funding from The Tudor Trust. We are always looking for support to make our work happen and you can find out how to support us here.
Download our annual report for 2015-16 here or watch the video below.
Annual Report 2015-16
Travelling Light Theatre Company
The Travelling Light team.
Travelling Light has a small team of dedicated staff members who deliver our productions, participation programmes and day to day management of the company. To get in touch with us visit the contact section of our website. We are also supported by our Board of Trustees.
We are always looking for volunteers to support us, find out how to get involved here. To apply to be a Travelling Light facilitator please see below:
Tobacco Factory Theatres and Travelling Light are looking for exceptional facilitators to help deliver their wide programmes of participatory activity.
As participation departments in both organisations are looking to work with new artists, directors and facilitators, this is an ideal opportunity to meet the teams and find out more about our work.
We are looking for facilitators with a range of skills to help support our existing programmes, as well as new projects. This could include:
- Working with young people aged between 0-25 years
- Regular weekly activity in our Youth Theatre and Young Theatre Maker sessions
- After-school activities
- In-school activities
- One-off bespoke workshops and masterclasses
- Directing our Summer schools
- Early years activity
- Workshops for young people with additional needs
Please download the full job description available here. This should help with any questions you might have about the role and the application process. However, if you have any further queries please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application deadline: 5pm, Sun 26 February 2017. We regret that applications received after that time cannot be considered.
Interviews: Thu 09 March 2017. This will include a workshop followed by an interview where there will be the opportunity to talk in more detail about what roles we are offering and your specific area of interest.
Application method: CV and cover letter (maximum 2 sided of A4 each) detailing suitability for the position to both Ailie deBonnaire email@example.com and Lizzy Cummins firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject bar please write ‘Freelance Facilitator’.
Summer School 2013
Seeds of Change Summer School at Arnolfini Bristol, August 2013
Style and Practice
We always present new and original work. We are known as a devising company and our work with young people is focussed on developing those skills, although occasionally we commission scripts as well. All of our shows explore themes that have a relevance to young people. They are always made following a period of research & development and produced with highly physical, visual and musical elements. We want our audiences to enjoy interesting, different or inspiring stories.
We believe that theatre has the potential to transform lives. We are committed to ensuring that our work is of the highest possible artistic standard and that everyone that engages with our work has a brilliant experience.
This is as true of our professional tours as it is our Youth Theatre productions or school play projects.
The creative teams and performers we employ are freelancers. This means that they might work for us one week, and then someone else another! You might also see their names associated with other companies or venues in Bristol.
Our core staff act as producers or project managers for each show we create.