We aim to make theatre and drama as accessible as possible to audiences.
The Arts Council supports the full range of theatrical experiences from amateur and community drama, to professional theatre, youth drama and theatre in education.
We encourage artistic excellence and innovative approaches in the creation of theatre, and we support drama that reaches audiences throughout the region. We aim to make theatre and drama as accessible as possible to audiences.
The drama and theatre sector comprises venues, venue-based companies, independent production companies and individual theatre practitioners – actors, technicians, directors, designers, producers and playwrights.
The Arts Council encourages partnerships which strengthen the theatre infrastructure and create opportunities for skills development.