Read about the kind of difference you can make by supporting people like Robbie, Katie, Janet and many other participants.
“Since becoming a member of the youth board there have been some significant benefits in my life. I was recently asked to an interview and one of the main points of conversation there was my involvement with the youth board. My employer (I got the job!) was impressed by the youth board and I believe it has been a great way to gain insight into business and the workings of the theatre. This insight has also made going to the theatre a more rewarding experience. Another benefit is that I have seen a different, very interesting side to the theatre which has made me more conscientious.”
Member of the our Youth Board of Directors
“Helping out in the café has built my confidence. I’m more comfortable speaking to people. I used to be call ‘quiet boy’ at school but now I speak to all the public. I have a job interview coming up which I wouldn’t have gone for if I hadn’t gained confidence on my placement at the Garrick. It’s been ace - I give it one billion out of 100!”
Robbie, Supported Internship from Rodbaston College
“Thanks to my placement in the café I’ve gained more confidence and talk to everyone. I now travel to and from the building on my own, and my social skills are better. I have learnt how to multi-task and now make the tea at home! I help as a pot-washer in my local pub and I now have the confidence to ask for training on the bar and till.”
Katie, Supported Internship from Rodbaston College
" You don't know what you have done for me this year. I lost my hubby last year and coming here has given me a new life and I can face the world. The ladies in the choir are fantastic, I've made lovely friends. Thank you so much, Bless You! "
Janet, Member of the 'Morning Chorus' Community Choir. Morning Chorus has offered Janet an outlet for her grief and an opportunity to avoid becoming isolated. Over the past year Janet has become a positive presence in the
choir and has flourished within her new friendship group, even offering her own support
to friends within the group who have been going through similar experiences.
“The show was brilliant it was really nice to be able to take my children to the theatre as they have never been before, my little girl even got invited onto stage she was very happy, it was really nice to be given the chance to watch such a superb show we are very grateful.”
A beneficiary of our Christmas Family Ticket scheme.
“In life you need to feel safe, warm and be happy. My wife and I really felt this when we visited Lichfield Garrick to watch Calamity Jane. Thank you for a special afternoon.”
Dementia Friendly Screening Audience Member.
“It’s been amazing and has helped me with building my confidence. I would have never thought I would able to be take part in a theatre production after always being in the audience, and to take part in one was just a dream come true and especially for my family to see!”
Rochella, Community Musical cast member.