The Foundation was delighted to support Hoxton Hall's first training scheme for off-stage roles. Leah Lewis (pictured) completed her Technical Trainee course in 2019 and previous trainees Tasha Msanide (Marketing & Development) and Stephanie Clarke (Assistant Director) have both gone on to find employment in their chosen field.
The NCF is proud to support this year's Creative Pathways leadership programme at the National Youth Theatre
The NCF was delighted to support a post-performance discussion as with Andrew Scott about his role in Present Laughter as part of the Old Vic's Voices Off series.
Hayat Selim is the first Noel Coward Composition Scholar at the Royal College of Music. A student on the Composition for Screen masters degree, she graduated in 2019 and her music can be heard on the link below.
Red Bull Theater's student matinees offer a chance for New York students to see outstanding theatre at reduced rates. The NCF subsidised tickets for a matinee during the recent run of Macbeth.
Donmar on Design, a week-long programme of events for emerging theatre designers was recently supported by the NCF. The Noel Coward Archive Trust also loaned some items from their collection for display during the week.
The NCF was delighted to support Scottish Youth Theatre's Making Space project that took place in Aberdeen during 2019. The project encourages exciting new voices with diverse and ambitious ideas from all over Scotland to connect and create new theatre.
The Young Vic Young Careers programme has been supported in recent years by a Foundation grant. Pictured is Trainee Assistant Director Monique Touko in rehearsals for Yellowman by Dael Orlandersmith.
Masterclass runs a variety of educational workshops and presentations at Theatre Royal, Haymarket and the NCF is delighted to have supported their Pitch Your Play scheme, offering three professional rehearsed readings of works by new playwrights, for the past two years.
In 2018 a group of young people in the Fife area were taught animation and creative production skills by creating a film inspired by Robert Louise Stevenson's "From A Railway Carriage" Click to see the finished project.
Maria Aitken gave a week-long masterclass in performing high comedy at The American Players Theatre in Wisconsin. The masterclass was supported in part by an NCF award.
A grant from the NCF allowed The Theatrical Guild to print further copies of the publication detailing its fascinating history of charitable support for all members of the theatre community, particularly the backstage and technical staff.
A grant from the Foundation helped Stephen Joseph Theatre extend the outreach work around its production of Build a Rocket, a play dealing with teen pregnancy, with schools in North Yorkshire.
In 2019 the NCF made an award to Live Theatre in support of their 10 Minutes To... new short play initiative for emerging writers.
Tobacco Factory Theatres in Bristol delivered a project with Kingsweston School aiming to create a pathway for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to attend the theatre and take part in performing arts in a comfortable environment. 11 young people took part in 10 weeks of workshops at the school and the young people also had a trip to the theatre to see the show Up Down Man.
During 2018, the NCF sponsored a series of Live Music Now’s concerts at Denville Hall, the actors’ retirement home. Live Music Now works with a wide-range of groups around the country, bringing musicians into care homes and other settings where the benefits of live music can be so significant.
A project to digitise Coward's personal photo collection, featuring images from his fascinating life, extensive travels and glamorous friendships, has recently been completed, with help from a grant from the NCF.