Theatre Deli

Theatre Deli has been a driving force within the arts for over a decade, expanding opportunities for people to make and experience art.
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Sheffield
💛 Social Impact
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Charity
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11 to 50

🔭 Our mission & vision

Theatre Deli has been a driving force within the arts for over a decade, expanding opportunities for people to make and experience art.

🌍 Our impact & how we measure it

Theatre Deli acquires unused spaces and transforms them into creative communities; providing space, support and resources in order to develop and share art and performance. Its portfolio has encompassed 12 venues including an ex-Woolworths shop floor on Sheffield’s The Moor, the BBC London Studios building on Marylebone High Street, The Guardian headquarters on Farringdon Road prior to its demolition, the Old Library in Southwark’s Burgess Park as well as spaces in Regent Street, Victoria and Canary Wharf.

Theatre Deli currently occupies venues in Sheffield and Central London, working to develop diverse audiences, expand the cultural offering, and provide safe environments for artists at every stage of their career to experiment, trial and showcase new work.

The charity focuses on supporting emerging companies whose work sits outside traditional theatre and often struggle to find a home where it can be nurtured and developed. Theatre Deli has managed 45 theatre festivals and seasons, been a driving force in large-scale immersive performance, and established itself within the industry as a leader in artist development. In 2018 the charity supported over 11,000 artists, collaborated with over 200 partner organisations, commissioned 20 new pieces of work, and assisted 50 social enterprises. In 2019 the organisation launched a 360-degree organisational initiative ‘Unity in Diversity’ that worked with partners from across the industry to champion diverse and marginalised voices.

In February 2020, Theatre Deli recruited its first Executive Director to lead the charity through its transition from a Founder-led organisation which it has been for the last 12 years. During the pandemic and lockdown it has received welcome and essential support from Arts Council England and the Culture Recovery Fund.

In 2022, it has moved into new London premises on Leadenhall Street, and taken on a long-term Sheffield home on Arley Street, which will open for activity in January 2023.

🙋 About us

Theatre Deli has been a driving force within the arts for over a decade, expanding opportunities for people to make and experience art.

Theatre Deli acquires unused spaces and transforms them into creative communities; providing space, support and resources in order to develop and share art and performance. Its portfolio has encompassed 12 venues including an ex-Woolworths shop floor on Sheffield’s The Moor, the BBC London Studios building on Marylebone High Street, The Guardian headquarters on Farringdon Road prior to its demolition, the Old Library in Southwark’s Burgess Park as well as spaces in Regent Street, Victoria and Canary Wharf.

Theatre Deli currently occupies venues in Sheffield and Central London, working to develop diverse audiences, expand the cultural offering, and provide safe environments for artists at every stage of their career to experiment, trial and showcase new work.

The charity focuses on supporting emerging companies whose work sits outside traditional theatre and often struggle to find a home where it can be nurtured and developed. Theatre Deli has managed 45 theatre festivals and seasons, been a driving force in large-scale immersive performance, and established itself within the industry as a leader in artist development. In 2018 the charity supported over 11,000 artists, collaborated with over 200 partner organisations, commissioned 20 new pieces of work, and assisted 50 social enterprises. In 2019 the organisation launched a 360-degree organisational initiative ‘Unity in Diversity’ that worked with partners from across the industry to champion diverse and marginalised voices.

In February 2020, Theatre Deli recruited its first Executive Director to lead the charity through its transition from a Founder-led organisation which it has been for the last 12 years. During the pandemic and lockdown it has received welcome and essential support from Arts Council England and the Culture Recovery Fund.

In 2022, it has moved into new London premises on Leadenhall Street, and taken on a long-term Sheffield home on Arley Street, which will open for activity in January 2023.

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👏 Our company benefits

Mental health support
Flexible working hours
Dog friendly office
Wellness / mental health days off
As well as:
Staff discounts in bar and cafe

💁 Being good while doing good

Accredited Living Wage Company
> 1% profits to charity

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