In 2016 SBC Theatre Company became the UK's first 'Theatre Company of Sanctuary' in recognition of our work with, about and for those seeking sanctuary in the UK.
Working with City of Sanctuary and Emily Ntshangase-Wood (lead performer in 'TANJA') has made a significant shift in our agenda as theatre makers. They have inspired us to look at the way we think about the world, given us an understanding about so many unheard voices and it will affect the way we make work individually and as a company. Engaging asylum seekers and refugees has now become a priority and a key principal for the type of work we make, who it’s with and who it’s for.
We pledge to ensure that all theatre work we are connected with is accessible and welcoming to sanctuary seekers and those new to the UK, by: