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Ava Hunt Theatre

Based in rural Derbyshire, but working nationally as well as regionally, Ava Hunt Theatre (CIO) – is an Award Winning company with a commitment to creating stimulating, high quality theatre and workshops for community audiences and young people.

We want to contribute to a society where compassion, cohesion and collaboration are valued at the heart of our communities, and where all people are recognised and treated equally.

Creative Genre

  • Theatre Drama

Work Undertaken

  • Touring theatre using verbatim stories of Syrian refugee - Journeys of Destiny (2018/19) Co-creative methods in partnership with Derbyshire Virtual School
  • Sinfonia Viva used music
  • songs
  • storytelling
  • performance and animation with young people with care experience
  • and unaccompanied asylum seekers produced Award Winning - Destinies. (2019/2020/2021) Commissioned by Amnesty International Wirksworth - a Solo performance exploring the role of the by-stander for community audiences set in Palestine - Acting Alone (2015/2016)

Work in Education

  • Workshops and performances delivered in schools using theatre and drama exercises and techniques.



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