In June 2020, after 10 years of operating as a Limited Company, Wild Things became a Community Interest Company. Whilst our aims have always been to serve our community, becoming a not-for-profit organisation allows us to really drive our social mission; inclusion and individuality in the performing arts, forward.
We do this by creating, delivering and managing projects, classes and workshops which increase access, participation and inclusion in the arts and by accessing funding that allows us to make sure that what we offer is accessible to everyone, no matter what their background or ability. You can find details of our current funded projects using the links below.
We have roots in Oldham and Rochdale and consider ourselves an important part of the Greater Manchester arts landscape and our work will be primarily focussed in these areas.
We have a team made up of professional actors, singers, dancers, directors, workshop designers and leaders and qualified teachers. If you have a community project you would like to work with us on, please contact us to discuss.
First Steps offers free weekly pressure-free music sessions for parents with children aged 0-4, introducing them to the joys of making music.
Changemakers sees two groups of 10 young people explore rebellious characters from local history, and use this to inspire a new short play.
Another World is a play reading group – open to 10 young people aged 11-18 will meet once a week in the cafe at Touchstones Rochdale.
Youth Theatre for Young Carers
We’re currently raising money for a Youth Theatre for Young Carers, and we need your help! We want to cultivate the imagination and creative skills of these children through drama, dance and singing. The Youth Theatre will be a place for Young Carers to have fun and be kids for a while, as so much of their lives can be filled with adult responsibilities. Our initial fundraising efforts gave us a start, but we are way off the total amount needed to make this happen. We desperately need your donations, so contribute now and help us to have a positive impact on their lives! You can either make a one-off donation, or a regular contribution. All donors will be kept updated with our fundraising progress and eventually, on the development of our Youth Theatre!