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Targeted mentoring, support and advice

 Members of Unanima Theatre take part in a Masterclass 
Members of Unanima Theatre and EP Company taking part in a Masterclass.
Photograph by Tony Fisher, member of 2015 - 16 EP Company.
Across the East Midlands there is an impressive community of emerging artists and companies. Each year we offer targeted support and a block of rehearsal/workshop space to an East Midlands based company and artist, to support their development. The areas we support vary from artistic and dramaturgical, developing business skills or practical advice on touring work, including rural touring. Each mentoring programme is outcome driven and tailored to suit individual needs. Through this programme we aim to equip artists with skills, knowledge and advice that will help to help realise their ambitions. 

This year we are privileged to be working with Mansfield based Unanima Theatre, an integrated company of adults with and without Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or Down Syndrome. The company creates innovative and autobiographical community theatre performances via a professionally led devising process.

If you are interested in receiving guidance in the future please email us, summarising your experience to date together with an outline of your goals, explaining what you hope this support will help you to achieve. Send your email to with Company/Artist support as the subject.



New Perspectives is an East Midlands based national touring theatre company, with a specialty in creating dynamic performances for rural audiences. We make ambitious and original theatre, focusing on new writing, adaptations and revivals, which we present in community settings and venues nationally and internationally. We provide career defining training and mentoring opportunities for emerging regional talent and manage the rural touring scheme Northants Touring Arts . 

One of the many things we do is to turn village halls into professional theatre spaces.

Whether you’re a theatre lover, rural champion, or believe in widespread access to the arts then please help us make our work. Like every actor on stage, or each word on the page, every donor plays a vital role, your support can make a real difference... Find out more

An original gift for rural champions and theatre lovers everywhere. Find out more...

We have reached over half of our fundraising target for our new young people's project - but we still need your support.  Find out more...


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We make theatre accessible to communities nationwide because we think #culturematters