Bounce and COVID-19

March 25, 2020

For nearly 14 years, Bounce has made theatrical content with children, young people, and families.

People have always been at the heart of what we do.

We’ve cherished the things that happen because of engagement in the arts, as much as the art itself. Children and young people have formed lasting friendships, developed confidence, come to terms with disabilities, faced down bullies, acknowledged mental health needs and so much more in a creative space.

The impact of Covid-19 has rippled through our small company. Clubs, workshops, projects, and productions have been cancelled. We have reworked them and reshaped them, with the support of our funders, to keep all of our freelancers in work. We are finding new ways to make our work. At the heart of it we are blending the spirit of play with the opportunities of technology.

Whether Bounce comes out the other side of Covid-19 is, for now and to some extent, in the hands of fate. In these unknown times, we have used the funding we had to make projects that allow the widest range of people, from isolated pregnant women through to people in their 80s, to engage creatively and connect with others. By doing this, we hope people will feel a tiny ripple of those small connections that grow in a creative space.

Join in with us. We’d love to have you on board.

Stay well and stay safe.

Bounce Theatre.

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