Mission and Aims

Scene & Heard is committed to the children of Somers Town, to improving their prospects and providing an environment where they can have fun, learn and grow.  We aim to:

  • boost children’s self-esteem and raise their aspirations through personal experiences of success
  • give each child high quality one-to-one mentoring
  • offer the children positive adult role models from beyond their normal experience
  • run courses that use playwriting and other drama skills to benefit the children of Somers Town
  • tailor courses to the developing needs of each child
  • provide an environment where each child feels they can offer something of value
  • continue working with each child through a series of courses from age 9 onwards
  • remain a significant presence in the lives of the children and their families
  • maintain and develop a large volunteer base of talented arts professionals who are committed to creating high quality theatre with children

We also serve the larger community of Somers Town, providing high-quality theatre in their community.  We aim to create a space where everyone is welcome to celebrate the success of our Member Playwrights. To this end we:

  • professionally produce regular seasons of innovative new writing for a public audience
  • do not charge for performances
  • produce our work within the community we serve

We are committed to our volunteer theatre professionals, and our commitment to them includes:

  • providing a uniquely challenging and rewarding experience
  • providing the opportunity to develop their professional skills and contacts
  • doing everything we can to accommodate their professional commitments to ensure that they can volunteer and maintain successful careers