Most commonly asked questions about the company.
In the past, we have held public auditions for several of our productions, but due to our policy of company loyalty, are unlikely to be doing so in the future. This is because, as a company, we offer available roles to current members before inviting applications for new ones.Unfortunately, we have a policy of not funding external productions.Though Arden did start life as a young theatre company (though, as we have always rehearsed productions, rather than just rehearsed, we have never been a ‘youth theatre’ as such) Arden at present does not run a youth theatre or drama class for young people. It is not impossible, should there be interest, that we might start to do so in the future.No. One of the reasons Arden was set up was because of the lack of a high-quality theatre company or drama class for young people – we had to do it ourselves! There is, as far as we know, no such organisation currently operating in the area and open to young people.Arden has no productions currently announced. Watch this website for news of our upcoming plans.Yes – but only if you or your teacher organises a workshop in your school or college. See our Education page for details.Arden was originally funded by a series of small trusts and grant organisations. We then received grants from the Local Network Fund for our productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Taming of the Shrew, and from Arts Council England for our 2006 and 2007 productions. We also receive a huge amount of ‘in-kind’ support from organisations across the region.