Thank you to Theatre Manager Sally and Chief Executive Doug for showing me around the New Wolsey Theatre this week. They have just been nominated the ‘Most Welcoming Theatre’ by UK Theatre Awards. Wonderful to hear the theatre is being recognised for their hard work and contribution to the community.
The New Wolsey Theatre is a part of Ipswich’s unique and strong cultural identity. It’s clearly a welcoming space, with 8 theatre groups, and I was especially pleased to hear that that it is accessible to those with learning disabilities, with specialised provision for those with autism and learning disabilities. Two of their theatre groups are youth, and there’s a teen group too – giving young people a positive way of expressing themselves.
The theatre also works with schools, which teachers and pupils always love. The work being done here is incredibly valuable for the Town. The theatre here is about much more than what is on stage – clearly a very valuable asset for the community, and one which is making a positive difference. Very pleased to see the hard work being recognised with the ‘Most Welcoming’ award. Thank you to the team at New Wolsey Theatre.