Box of Tricks’ engagement programme is about engaging with theatre through participation, community and development.

Our engagement work targets three key groups:

– Emerging professionals: Talent development of playwrights and theatremakers in the North West;

– Communities and Audiences: Participation and engagement activities with local communities and wraparound events with audiences;

– Young People: Workshops and activities to inspire a younger generation.

[All workshop leaders are DBS-checked theatre professionals, experienced in delivering workshops with all ages.]


“Our engagement activities aim to provide access to the arts, connect communities, inspire younger generations and create professional pathways into the industry.” Adam Quayle and Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder, Joint Artistic Directors
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New Tricks


New Tricks is our flagship programme of new plays in development. Continuing our commitment to the next generation of playwrights,…

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PlayBox is a writer-on-attachment programme offering bespoke residencies to three early-career North West playwrights to write a new play…

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Professional Development

As a core element of our Engagement Programme, our Professional Development activities support young people and local theatremakers…

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Narvik: Engagement Programme

February - March 2017

▪Post Show Q&A’s: The Stahl Theatre, Oundle, 6 February Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, 15 February ▪Post-show Gigs: Free post-show gigs with…

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Open Access: Plastic Figurines

27th September - 22nd October 2016

Relaxed Performance Saturday 22nd October 2016, 3:30pm Relaxed Performances are specifically designed to welcome people who will benefit…

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Direct North

Direct North is the network for emerging theatre directors in the North of England, supported by local theatres….

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Ordsall History Play

Saturday 20 June 2015, 2pm

Salford Lads Club | Saturday 20 June, 2pm Commissioned for the Ideas4Ordsall project, Box of Tricks, together with playwright…

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School Travel Plan Workshops


After another successful grant application to Transport for London, Box of Tricks – in conjunction with Hounslow School…

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