The Denbigh Workshop was formerly registered as a charity in 2016, as the result of two working mum’s discussing the lack of quality, inclusive and affordable theatre provision for the young people in our area. One of our main aims is to promote personal and community development through positive change and social inclusion. In 2016, we set up our inclusive youth theatre to provide an affordable creative activity for young people. We started with four children, we currently have 40 young people who attend regularly 10 being young carers who are fully funded to attend for a year by CFIW.
We currently run an inclusive Saturday morning Youth Theatre, a Community Choir, Awesome Autism workshops for children with ASD funded by Denbighshire and Conwy CC and we run employability and confidence building workshops for Adult Learning in the Community for Wrexham and Communities for Work. We are on the TRAC and ADTRAC framework tackling barriers to learning with creative arts led solutions.
We also work as a theatre company and are providing creative Education & Outreach for the Songbird and Sustainable Palm Oil project for Chester Zoo to primary schools throughout the North West and North Wales. In the summer of 2018 we were chosen to be part of the Wild Worlds Festival promoting and tackling plant blindness with our family friendly theatre shows.
In 2018 we were awarded the High Sheriff of Clwyd Community award for our work with disadvantaged young people.
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High Sheriff of Clwyd Awards
In March 2018 we were awarded the High Sheriff of Clwyd award in recognition of our work to support disadvantaged young people. We attended the ceremony to receive our award with two of our Saturday morning volunteers.
Tracy (Spencer) Jones - Artistic Director
Tracy is a professional actor and Cofounder of The Denbigh Workshop, with West End, National No.1 touring theatre and TV experience.
Recent credits include Coronation Street, Houdini & Doyle and Emmerdale. Having trained at LIPA, she graduated with a BA Hons Degree in Performing Arts (1998).
She has worked in corporate roleplay for 15 years as an Actor/Facilitator using forum theatre, immersive performance and Interactive performance including hot seating and in role for numerous organisations including Banking, HM Prison Service, JAC, NHS, ONS, Police Crime and Complaints Commission. Freelance Voice Tutor for Hijinx Theatre and Highfield Park residential, working with adults with Autism and learning disabilities.
Christine Parle - Tutor
Chris is a professional actor, trained at Elliott-Clarke College (1989), Chris is an experienced actor with West End, theatre and TV credits including Cold Feet, Home Fires, Peaky Blinders, Emmerdale, Close to the Enemy and Coronation Street.
Freelance TV technique tutor for Hijinx in North Wales and an actor/facilitator in roleplay for various companies including JAC and NHS.
Chris appeared as Mimi the lead, in The Denbigh Workshops ‘Tree Plant Bee and Mi’ for Chester Zoo’s Wild World Festival summer 2018 performing to 1000’s over the 12 week festival.
Sean attended Clywd Youth Theatre before training at London’s prestigious Guildhall.
He has appeared in the West End and National tour of Bill Kenwright’s Blood Brothers as Mickey for many years and is the resident comic in Panto at Rhyl Pavilion. Also seen on our screens in Emmerdale, The Royale, Hollyoaks, and The Chase.
Offers Blood Brother Workshops from the actors perspective.
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