Our goal is to provide outstanding theatre for everyone. We wholeheartedly believe that a culture of equality, diversity and inclusion across all of our theatre’s work makes us a strong, creative, and relevant space for all in our local community and beyond.
This policy should be read in conjunction with our Code of conduct and our Safeguarding policy
We are committed to:
- creating an environment that promotes dignity and respect to all
- making sure that our policies, procedures and practice comply with best practice
- evaluating the impact of our policies and services and making changes to them where they impact unfairly or adversely on any group
- making sure that selection across all roles in our theatre, both on and off stage, is free from discrimination, except where there is a genuine requirement for artistic reasons
- making reasonable adjustments for disabled volunteers and visitors
- creating an environment in which individual differences and the contributions of all our volunteers, both on and off stage, are recognised and valued
- putting on shows that reflect our diverse communities, and encouraging participation that is inclusive and representative of all in this country
- developing ways to monitor the diversity of our members, audiences and volunteers to ensure that we reflect the diverse communities we serve
- building opportunities to engage with communities who are not well represented in our theatre.
All those who are involved with the work of our theatre are responsible for:
- making sure that their behavior and actions do not amount to discrimination, harassment, bullying or victimisation in any way
- recognising and respecting the needs and backgrounds of others
- raising any concerns about discriminatory or otherwise inappropriate behaviour on the part of others involved in the work of the theatre.
Our policy in practice
Our current work with our local community
We hold open auditions throughout the year for those who wish to act in our shows. We put on upward of sixteen shows a year, covering a range of genres and a balance of roles.
We run a youth group for young people of secondary school age. Each year the youth group put on their own summer production on the main stage as well as having opportunities to audition for our mainstage and bar shows. For more information please contact the Youth Group
We offer local charities the opportunity to sell tickets to our preview night of each of our main stage shows. The charity retains all the revenue it generates from ticket sales. For further information please visit this page of our website
Our programme of Sunday nights extends our creative output beyond theatre to provide an eclectic mix of music performances, poetry nights and talks on a range of topics.
Our theatre offers multiple opportunities for those who want to participate in ways other than acting, through backstage and technical support, set building and costuming, front of house roles, and in general administration and governance of the theatre. We run open days during the year to encourage people to find out more and explore how they can become involved.
Our future plans
We have an ambitious programme to increase our engagement with our community over the next few years. This includes:
- more flexible use of our building as a meeting place for local clubs and interest groups
- outreach work with local schools and colleges, charities and community groups
- further development of our programme of workshops to build acting and technical skills
- increasing our engagement with other theatres in Bromley and with the wider arts and music community.
Bromley Little Theatre
Date of Policy:- April 2019
Reviewed:- 26 September 2022