Forum Theatre Tour
For the last 25 years Cardboard Citizens’ flagship project - the Forum Theatre Tour - has offered the opportunity for excluded audiences to access great theatre. Our shows are performed by actors who have experience of homelessness and present recognisable themes of homelessness, family relationships, employment and health which affect many marginalised people.
The Forum Theatre Tour is key to the ongoing work of the company, and is the best tool Cardboard Citizens has for engaging new members, finding supporters and making new relationships by:
- Presenting plays performed by people who have experienced homelessness for homeless audiences in hostels, day centres and foyers
- Enabling excluded people to develop their skills and confidence through projects and workshops
- Supporting participants’ practical needs in matters of housing, education, employment and health, and signposting career and personal development
- Working in prisons and youth offenders centres to support those at risk of homelessness and/or reoffending through re-engagement and participation
Since 2014 The Forum Theatre Tour has visited arts venues across the country (supported by Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Fund) in order that the wider public can benefit from excellent theatre and share in understanding the issues facing marginalised people. Our most recent national tour of Cathy was seen by more than 5,500 people and played in theatres, prisons and hostels across the UK.
Watch Untold Stories, a short video about Cardboard Citizens' Forum Theatre Tour that the Community Channel created about our 2010 tour.