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Darlington Civic Theatre

The reputation of Darlington Civic Theatre has grown over the years. It still attracts the biggest names in the theatre world and is a sought after venue for national touring. It remains rooted in the local community and supports amateur arts groups to present their work and to achieve the highest possible production values. It is a much-loved venue and the source of profound civic pride. Young people who are interested in the creative process and enjoy performing should try the ArtsSpark Youth Theatre and Youth Dance classes. Various sessions are available during term time for different age groups. Young people under the age of 26 can join the ArtsSpark Membership Scheme.

Updated:
31 July 2015
Location:
North East
Sectors:
Hospitality
Local Alliances:
Darlington Dementia Action Alliance, North East Dementia Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

As an arts venue, we can provide people with dementia and their families/carers with theatre, dance and music events to improve quality of life, provide social opportunities, as well as potential education activities.            

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

The challenges for us involve ensuring that all our staff understand the nature of dementia, and raise awareness amongst staff as to how best to provide a quality service to customers with dementia. The structure of the building can make it confusing for some customers, and we need to overcome this to help them feel less disorientated or upset.            

Member website

www.darlingtoncivic.co.uk

2. Actions

  • Improve our understanding of Dementia

    As a Dementia Friends Champion, Chris will deliver Dementia Friends Information Sessions to staff. 

    Status:
  • Demonstrate greater awareness of Dementia in customer interactions

    Based on Information Sessions, customer-facing staff to be more aware of how to interact with customers with Dementia, as well as being provided with Dementia-Friendly materials (e.g. coin cards).

    Status:
  • Make theatre environment more dementia-friendly

    The Theatre is being refurbished from Summer 2016, and we will try to ensure that signage and layout are as friendly as practically possible.

    Status:
  • Demonstrate greater awareness of Dementia in customer interactions

    Based on Information Sessions, customer-facing staff to be more aware of how to interact with customers with Dementia, as well as being provided with Dementia-Friendly materials (e.g. coin cards).

    Status:
    Implementation