Support Matt to run the London Marathon!

Our Treasurer Matthew Craig is running the London Marathon for the Blue Elephant on April 23rd!

He's battling a dodgy achilles' tendon all in the name of supporting Blue Elephant as we face into a tough year financially. We still have 30% of our core costs to raise for the next year so all support is hugely appreciated!

To follow Matt's training and support him and the Blue Elephant, please click here.

Blue Elephant Participants in Gareth Malone's All Star Choir!

Blue Elephant Theatre is proud to have a number of our young participants involved with Gareth Malone's All Star Choir, rubbing shoulders with well known celebrities to create the 2014 BBC Children In Need Single. Not only this but the participants were filmed for a two part documentary, which can be seen here

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Participation: Introduction

The Blue Elephant Theatre has an extensive and imaginative education outreach programmeThe Stage

"Welcome to Blue Elephant Theatre’s Participation and Community section. In this section of the site you will be able to find out about and see the exciting arts projects that we are delivering in Southwark.

Summer 2018:
We are delighted to announce that we will be running hosting a fantastic, action packed Performing Arts Summer School for ages 7-10 and 10-14.

The Summer School for 7-10 year olds runs from 6th-10th August (10am-3.30pm). We will be devising our own musical theatre performance, including acting, song and dance, for friends and family to watch on the last day!

Our Senior Summer School for 10-14 year olds will run from 13th-17th August (12pm-5pm) each day. This year, we will be devising our own theatre, dance and music performances, which will be shown at the Blue Elephant Theatre and also at Bethwin Road Adventure Playground funday! In addition to this, we will also be running an action packed Performing Arts Dance Project at Bethwin Adventure Playground taking place every Wednesday and Friday’s from Wednesday 25th July-Friday 24th August. This exciting little extra is great for those interested in dance and want to be more confident with moving and learning with friends.

All these Summer School Projects are FREE with a £5 deposit. To sign up your child, please email

In Schools:
We are proud to work with our local primary and secondary schools where we regularly provide theatre workshops, end of term plays and professional touring theatre performances. Creative Minds and Speak Out reach over 1000 young people each year. For more information, please visit their separate pages.

Extra Curricular:
We provide two ongoing youth theatre opportunities in our local area through Young People’s Theatre and Free 2 Act. For more information, please see their separate pages. We also have a variety of outreach projects across London, where we provide participation opportunities to many different young people.

Adults and Community:
Over the past 5 years, Blue Elephant has been opening its doors to young and old alike through intergenerational community plays. We also have a variety of opportunities for adults to get involved in different aspects of theatre practise. Please see Projects for the Community page for more information.

Should you wish to know any more about the projects please do not hesitate to get in contact with me.

Jo Sadler-Lovett
Participation Director/Co Artistic Director
020 7701 0100