Reflecting on our 2020

Phew! What a year. We are – as we’re sure you are – glad to be putting it behind us. 2020 was immensely challenging for CPT and the cultural sector. We know that not everyone in our industry is still standing at the end of this tumultuous year, and they are in our thoughts. We know our artists continue to … Read more

Camden People’s Theatre announces appointment of Isobel Colchester as Chair of the Board

Kate McGrath steps down after eight-year tenure Camden People’s Theatre is delighted to announce the appointment of Isobel Colchester as chair of its board of trustees. Isobel is Chief Executive of the poetry promoter Poet in the City. Isobel’s appointment comes after a short transitional period as co-chair with Kate McGrath, who now steps down. Director of the independent producers … Read more

Rosie MacPherson on SBC Theatre and the next 10 years

Alright? My names Rosie MacPherson, I’m Artistic Director of Stand and be Counted (SBC) Theatre – we are incredibly proud to be the UK’s first Theatre Comany of Sanctuary, committed to making work with people seeking sanctuary. This month we turn 10 years old! PARDY WOO. It’s a strange time to reach such a milestone. Anyone making their own work, … Read more

Conrad Murray on Dreams & Streams

In the time of Covid19, when artists and venues have lost ways in which to show performance and create experiences for audiences, it is a perfect time to experiment with the platforms that establishments have but aren’t using. Me and Paul wanted to create something which was a platform for artists to show what they could do, using these underused … Read more

Camden People’s Theatre announces new commissions to support artists and the local community

Newly secured Paul Hamlyn Foundation funding will be granted to nineteen artists creating new work, with emphasis on marginalised voices Projects will explore what ‘live’ can be in the era of social distancing – and will be selected with input from a new community panel Ongoing collaboration with charity Food For All to provide emergency supplies for local community Best … Read more

CYT goes digital by Phoebe Fairchild

Camden Youth Theatre completely changed my life. I joined in 2016, after just starting my new college life in London. I am a very extroverted person but I am often nervous going into drama programmes and clubs as you can often be put in a harsh environment. After my first session I knew CYT was perfect for me. CYT never … Read more

CYT Goes Digital by Nora Besley

Picture this: you have two minutes to find two items of clothing in your home that belong to someone else. A bobble hat? A beret? Sunglasses or a jacket? Put them on. This is your character. On the spot you must come up with a backstory and monologue about why you cannot dance right now. This is the kind of … Read more

CPT sponsors Daisy Hale to join the Freelance Task Force

Camden People’s Theatre is delighted to announce that it is sponsoring the independent producer and artist, Daisy Hale to join the Freelance Task Force. “My work is dedicated to contemporary artists that have traditionally been ostracised from the mainstream, the very artists CPT also stands to serve so I am so pleased to be joining the taskforce sponsored by them. … Read more