Performing impact


Principal Investigator: Professor Patricia Thomson (University of Nottingham)
Co-investigators: Professor Christine Hall, Julie Sanders
Collaborators: Chorus Theatre; City Arts; Dragons Breath Theatre; Geese Theatre; Hanby and Barrett; Mantle Theatre Company; New Perspectives; Rhubarb Theatre; Rideout Theatre; Shooting Fish Theatre Company; Speakeasy Theatre Company; Urban Angel; Women and Theatre; Hub Agency; Palace Theatre; Tate Learning
Duration: From 2012 to 2013

A project looking at what counts as the impact of community theatre, and how it might be documented. It explores ideas about different forms of evaluation and who they are of use to: should the purpose of evaluation be only to meet funders’ requirements? What is ‘formative’ evaluation and how can it be of use to community theatre practitioners themselves?