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Red Rose Chain

Dynamic theatre company with a reputation for delivering work for the whole community

Red Rose Chain launched professionally way back in 1990 with a 24-hour Shakespeare Marathon (and featuring contributions from Neil Morrissey – later to become Tony in Men Behaving Badly). Since then Red Rose Chain have been entirely independent and self-sustaining, surviving and thriving due to their ability to produce top-quality theatre that people want to see, from insightful and educational plays for youngsters, to classics like Shakespeare and Brecht.

They also work very hard to engage local people, providing opportunities in the theatre for young or disadvantaged people across Ipswich. Community involvement is the group’s passion and is behind everything they do; they always strive to involve youth groups and schools, and have worked with prison inmates, members of drug rehabilitation projects and other hard-to-reach audiences who might not normally have the chance to experience the arts.

The theatre is also available for hire at very affordable rates to local businesses, community groups or individuals looking for a bespoke venue for a meeting or celebration. Please email sarah@redrosechain.com for details.

For lots more info about Red Rose Chain & the work they do, please visit http://redrosechain.com/about-us/

Red Rose Chain Needs You!

In order to fund the many fantastic community and education projects the group runs every year they need funds to top up the box office receipts. Can you help? Every penny is ploughed back into the community through the group’s activities to help disadvantaged local people.

To find out more please download the fundraising brochure.

Or why not get involved by volunteering or joining one of Red Rose Chain’s community groups, an inspiring way to experience drama and theatre from the inside:

  • Community Theatre Company – this weekly group aims to improve the well-being of vulnerable adults through immersive drama workshops. The company is for people who are experiencing negative feelings due to (for example) addiction or mental health issues, or indeed anyone feeling marginalised by society.
  • Youth Theatre – an inclusive company for young people aged 10–19 years old who are developing a passion for drama. The youth theatre meets weekly, in the early-evening during school term time with a larger group on Wednesdays and a smaller low pressure session on Thursdays for young people with disabilities or additional needs. Both groups work towards a performance to be shown in the Avenue Theatre at the end of each term. A great way for young actors to develops skills and confidence with professional support.
  • Volunteer Programme – a hands-on way to get involved with your local theatre and provide valuable support and assistance whilst having fun, meeting brilliant people and gaining experience, either on stage or behind the scenes. The volunteers are a vital part of the company’s efforts!

If you would like to get involved with theatre in any capacity do feel free to give them a call or contact them via their website – you will be very welcome.

So when you think ‘what’s on at the theatre in Ipswich?’, think Red Rose Chain.

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  • Gippeswyk Hall
    Gippeswyk Avenue
    Ipswich, England
    IP2 9AF,
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