A theatre trip

for every child

A Theatre Trip For Every Child
A Theatre Trip for Every Child, Lewisham is a new giving scheme to provide a free theatre ticket for every 5-year-old in the Borough of Lewisham. ‘Every Child’ enables businesses and individuals to give a local child the chance to experience the magic of theatre. Just £10 provides a free visit to the theatre for a child from your community.

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Noma Dumezweni


Noma Dumezweni is a Lewisham resident and award winning actress who most recently starred as Hermione Granger in the West End stage adaptation of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The Albany is delighted to have an actress with such a wealth of theatrical experience supporting the project.

Noma Dumezweni commented:
'As a Lewisham resident I am delighted to support this vital initiative, investing not only in the future of young people, but the future of the arts. These youngsters are the leaders, audiences and artists of tomorrow. I know the power of theatre and to pass that power on to the people who matter the most is a thrilling opportunity.'

Jude Law


Jude Law’s multi-award-winning acting career on TV, film and stage spans three decades. The Albany feel his exceptional talent and versatility, from leading roles performing Shakespeare in the West End to playing the Pope and Dr. Watson, make him a perfect exemplar for the power of the arts.

Jude Law commented:
‘I am delighted to support this terrific initiative which has the potential to positively impact the lives of young children in Lewisham. It is crucial for the future of our communities that we find creative ways to nurture and support the next generation. Theatre has the power to inspire children and we must encourage them to follow their dreams, no matter how big.’

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A Theatre Trip For Every Child
We believe that every child has the right to discover theatre. It gives children the opportunity to see life through a different lens and to develop their imaginations, vocabulary and creativity. There are huge arrays of benefits to children who engage with the arts. It promotes creativity; and develops problem-solving abilities and questioning techniques. The arts help children understand both themselves and their world, as well as connect more fully with their environment. Creativity in children allows them to think outside the box, finding solutions to problems. In the world today, we face huge challenges and it is vital that we engage our children with the ability to be innovative and be part of the change. We are seeking to build strong relationships with individuals and businesses in Lewisham to work with us to nurture a culturally engaged, confident new generation of children whilst strengthening the links between the residents of the borough and the business community. We believe that allowing children to experience the thrill of theatre on their doorstep creates a very special sense of place locally, where communities can discover incredible things going on right where they live and work.
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Vicky Foxcroft


‘Having experienced firsthand the impact of early access to the arts, I’m delighted to be able to support A Theatre Trip for Every Child. It has the potential to make a huge difference to some 40,000 children in our borough each year and to influence their futures in a uniquely positive way.’

Gavin Barlow

Chief Executive at the Albany

‘We are passionate about every child having the chance to enjoy high quality theatre in their local area. Early access to the arts contributes significantly to a child’s development, sparking their curiosity and giving them new perspectives on the world. We believe very child should have the opportunity to benefit from that experience.’

Sir Steve Bullock

Mayor of Lewisham

‘We’re lucky enough to have a thriving arts ecology in Lewisham. This campaign provides a brilliant opportunity for local businesses and individuals to support all of our community to access it and be part of it from a young age.’


For more information about the project, please complete the adjacent contact form, or contact Cassie Raine, A Theatre Trip for Every Child, Lewisham Campaign Manager on 020 8692 4446

By working together we can inspire and lead future entrepreneurs, artists and leaders to reach their full potential whilst empowering the private sector in Lewisham to take a leading role in the future of their community.
A Theatre Trip For Every Child is supported by the following organisations
Paul Hamlyn