Curve for All


Our aim is to reach the widest possible audience by remaining open and inclusive and ensuring that anyone, irrespective of their physical, social, educational or financial circumstances, can engage with the arts.

In 2018/19 we…

  • Programmed 46 access performances including eight captioned, 11 audio described, 11 signed, 13 relaxed (particularly targeting autistic and learning disabled young people and young adults) and three dementia friendly performances.
  • Ensured finances were not a barrier to accessing our work by offering a range of discounted ticket schemes including £1 tickets for our Made at Curve Public Dress Rehearsals and £10 tickets for all Made at Curve and the majority of visiting productions.
  • Held 56 free foyer activities, exhibitions, performances, family days and provided 35 funded bursary places within our Curve Young Company.
  • Engaged over 16,500 young people and 320 schools through performances, learning projects and youth theatre programmes.
  • Welcomed over 200 young people aged between seven and 25 years to our Curve Young Company sessions led by practitioners and visiting artists/companies.

But we need your help to do more.


To find out how to support Curve please visit our Donate page or contact the Fundraising Team on 0116 402 6345 or email [email protected].


Curve is a place where great stories are shared.

We bring together a diverse mix of aspiring theatre makers, professional actors and young performers to create, produce and perform dynamic work on our stages.

Curve is dedicated to playing a key role in shaping and changing the landscape for artists, practitioners and those from harder to reach backgrounds, but we need your help to do more – more opportunity for artists and practitioners to explore, experiment, collaborate, learn and create with us.

“Meeting new people in their community and working with them to express themselves through the project was brilliant. Thank you for the opportunity.” Focus Charity, Fashioning a City


Curve is a registered charity.

We reinvest all money raised into our building and the work we do, both on and off our stages.

Curve is an exciting place to be, but we need your help to do more – more engagement opportunities, more community projects, more learning and participation initiatives and more new shows.

“Magical, joyous, uplifting. The feeling of pride seeing the children receive a standing ovation is without doubt, something that will always remain with us as parents and carers.” Parent, Massed Sign SEN event


Curve nurtures creativity and provides life-changing opportunities.

We believe people from all backgrounds can achieve extraordinary things.

Curve proudly celebrates and supports the learning, development and creativity that our young people, communities and emerging artists bring, but we need your help to do more – we want to provide fewer barriers for young people and emerging artists to create, develop and grow through a supportive, inclusive and professionally led environment.

“It was such a joyous experience from start to finish. Never in my life have I met such a dedicated, kind, patient and nurturing team.” Community actor, Fiddler on the Roof


Curve is a theatre for all.

We believe participation in the arts should not be restricted by a person’s personal, social, educational or financial circumstances.

Curve has an ongoing commitment to make theatre accessible to all, but we need your help to do more – more access performances, accessible pricing, more free and low-cost activities.

“Seeing my nephew (who has global development syndrome) fully engrossed in the performance was amazing. The relaxed atmosphere allowed him to be himself and we saw a more focused and calmer side to him that we had not been able to see before.” Audience Member, The Cat in the Hat Relaxed Performance


Curve makes a difference.

We are a major producing theatre with a reputation for creating high-quality drama, musical theatre, dance and work for young people.

Curve community, learning, and artist development programmes engage with thousands of people every year, but we need your help to do more – more to entertain, inspire, encourage and excite our audiences and to enrich the lives of those around us and in our communities.

“It was wonderful. The performers were so open-hearted and generous… I was thrilled that the people from the refugee resettlement programme were invited to be a part of the largest community theatre event of 2018.” Organiser, Moving Stories Project