About Friday Club


‘Friday Club’ is our longest standing activity -  art and drama for adults with disabilities and mental health challenges.

At the heart of Friday club is social inclusion and ownership.  All practitioners are trained in a wide range of wellbeing techniques designed to reduce stress through creative learning.  The work is people-centred and member-led.  Participants choose the topics and projects, workshop the ideas and devise the plays, whilst in art they design and built the set and contribute toward the artistic side of the marketing. Each participant has individual as well as collective targets which span both social and artistic aspiration.

Friday Club works in collaboration with our community partners.  For example Include Choir attend our shows and then lead a singing and signing session at the post-show parties.  Elizabeth Court help to make the props and then come to see them being used in the show.  Sunnydown and Hillcroft Schools take part in the performances.

The benefits of being part of Friday Club as identified by our wonderful members:

• Meeting people, building friendship groups and forming support initiatives

• Building skills, achieving potential through creative learning

• Feeling empowered and confident

• Developing an interest in the community

• Feeling part of something worthwhile

• Feeling less anxious, more positive and more motivated

• New members are always made very welcome.

Friday Club runs 50 weeks a year

“Fridays” 9.30am-3.00pm

But the support and the additional activities continue through the week. Friday Club members are invited to take part in all the weekly and one-off sessions and events that come under the umbrella of Prospero’s Creative and Wellbeing Hub.

Contact Beth via email for more information bethwood@prosperotheare.com

Current production – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The new adaptation of the Shakespeare classic in true Prospero ensemble large-cast style!
Follow the journey of the ill-fated lovers, the hopeful mechanicals and the mischievous fairies as the clock ticks down to the wedding of Theseus King of Athens and Hippolyta Queen of the Amazons.

Performances at the Arc:
Friday 24th June 1-3 pm
Friday 1st July 1-3 pm

Ticket £6.50 (waged) and £5 (unwaged)

To book please email Tina Slaughter on tinaslaughter@prosperotheatre.com


Past productions include:

The Wizard of Oz

The Lion King

Terrorfoot’s Revenge


The Nutcracker

Dad’s Army

Star Wars


What our Members Say:

"I enjoy being creative in Friday Club, it’s fun to come up with new ideas".

"I enjoy Friday Club zooms to work things out together"

"I like being with my friends on the zooms. Friday Club friends support me, art zooms relax me, mindfulness zooms help me with my feelings".

Anna B
“I enjoy being with everybody on the Friday Club zoom and seeing the members so engaged.”


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