Posted on Saturday 12 September

As well as seeing shows, there are loads of ways to get more involved in the festival.

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There are allsorts of workshops for allsorts of people. First up The Soundtrack to Our Lives for people aged 14+. This is a really fun workshop from Jabberwocky Market at Festival of Thrift on Sunday 27 September. Book here.


Next, we’re working with Age UK Darlington to celebrate Older People’s Day on Thursday 1 October. Book for Tea with the Munitionettes by phoning Age UK on 01325 362832.

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Teachers and lecturers have a unique chance to spend a morning with Danny Braverman FRSA on Saturday 3 October in a Teachers Masterclass that will be fun and really useful all at once. Email [email protected] to book.

QE2A6886Finally, on Sunday 4 October you can have a go on the set of At The End Of Everything Else at Mercure Kings Hotel, in the (Re)cycling Theatre workshop and you can book here.

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Theatre artists finding new ways to tell stories can share their ideas with audiences as part of our popular Scratch Night. Audiences in Darlington get a unique insight into how theatre is made, and the chance to feedback their own response and ideas.

Screen Shot 2015-04-02 at 20.33.49Volunteering can be a great way to try something new, make new friends, provide invaluable help to the arts in Darlington or to get really valuable work experience. Our volunteers help with marketing, sales, technical theatre, admin, reviewing, blogging, supporting workshops and artist liaison. If you see a volunteer, give them a smile; and if you’d like to join them, email [email protected] to request a form.

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Businesses like Be Premiere Hair, Kimberley Caravans, Voodoo Café, La Di Da magazine and Tri Artisan Building Services help make the festival happen in extraordinary ways. If you’d like to join them, we’re always interested to speak to businesses about how we can support one another. Please email [email protected]