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 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.
The principle values of our company align perfectly with City of Sanctuary and we know now that we can make work that can make an impact socially and artistically.
We pledge to ensure that all theatre work we are connected with (John’s role as Associate Producer at York Theatre Royal, Rosie as a writer and performer, Hannah as a director and lecturer in theatre making) is accessible to refugees and asylum seekers by: