The Gaiety in Wallacetown

The Gaiety has been committed to delivering as much as possible in Wallacetown – part of North Ayr where young people and many adults face severe challenges and where many people have limited income.  Our work is heavily dependent on the funding we can secure, but we have been able to deliver a series of projects and work in partnership with local groups and South Ayrshire Council.  Our commitment is to continue to seek funding to allow this work to continue.  Culture can transform lives and that’s our goal in Wallacetown.

Newton Drama Group and School event support

For two years we were able to work with children attending Newton Primary School to provide an after school drama club.  This group met weekly for primary-aged children who had just had their first performance. Each week, Creative Practitioner Emma McDougall, assisted by Creative Practitioner Assistant Lisa McIntyre, worked with the young people to build confidence, teamwork, and performance skills.

Our technical team have also provided support to the school’s performance programme, setting up and running an outdoor stage for annual school shows with a difference.

Wallacetown Fun Days

The Gaiety team have worked with South Ayrshire Council and other local partners to deliver what has now become an annual event in Wallacetown. From providing technical support to delivering fun activities and workshops, the team have been involved in helping to make the event the success it has become.

What’s Your Story?

A creative writing group for adults that met weekly and worked towards a performance. Members learned direction, performance, and other theatrical elements as part of the group, led by Creative Practitioner Des Dillon. The Junkie Miracles (2022) was a key output. Created with Riverside Community Trust, this play showcased the powerful stories of addiction and recovery from our ‘What’s Your Story?’ group

Open Mic Night

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1,000 voices

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