Volcano is passionately concerned with the development of creativity within our young people. Volcano aims to equip children and young people from all backgrounds with the tools to think and move for themselves and to create their own work with confidence and commitment. We challenge young people with improvisational tasks that require practical, imaginative participation.
We want to identify, nurture and inspire the current and next generation of theatre creators. Ambitiously, we want these young people to help us develop new ways of thinking about and practising creativity and performance. We believe that this will have all sorts of positive (intended and unintended) consequences – from confidence to participation to employment.
We work with children from the age of nine upwards, and have two regular groups – The Mighty New for children and Volcano Youth Company for teenagers and young adults.