Doorstep Arts

Doorstep Arts Participation/Music/Theatre

Doorstep Arts is a Torbay-based organisation, working to promote the creative arts in our community.

At the heart of our work is a belief that every child and young person should have access to the arts and that creative expression is a key life skill.

Working in collaboration with nationally-reputed partners, including Battersea Arts Centre, the Welsh National Opera, the Philharmonia Orchestra, and visual artists including participatory artists like Lone Twin, we help to ensure that outstanding opportunities and performances arrive on our doorstep.

At the same time, we work within the communities of Torbay to help make sure that sustainable arts activity is happening at key doorstep sites across Torquay, Paignton and Brixham.

Often this means promoting activity that's already happening, signposting to local providers, and helping to build connections. Sometimes it means running a new drama group at a youth club site that would like one. Sometimes it means working in schools, bringing professional artists in to enrich and support the curriculum. Please contact us at to find out more.

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4 Palace Av

Telephone: 01803 558 811

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My News

Doorstep Arts Makes Waves with Arts Council / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2016-05-17T00:00:00Z">Tue 17 May 2016</span>Doorstep Arts Makes Waves with Arts Council / Tue 17 May 2016

Doorstep Arts Makes Waves with Arts Council funding announced and new residency programme. Doorstep Arts and many of Torbay’s young performers are celebrating after Arts Council England confirmed £70,400 funding for the...

Auditions for Grit (the musical) / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2015-06-23T00:00:00Z">Tue 23 Jun 2015</span>Auditions for Grit (the musical) / Tue 23 Jun 2015

Auditions will be held on 11 July, 1-4 PM at the Princess Theatre. No preparation is necessary for the auditions. You should expect to read from a script, devise some original scene material in groups and to sing a shor...

Auditions for Chin Up Company (13-20 year olds) / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2015-02-11T00:00:00Z">Wed 11 Feb 2015</span>Auditions for Chin Up Company (13-20 year olds) / Wed 11 Feb 2015

Applications are presently being accepted for this Chin Up Company, a select group of performers with professional aspirations. 12 young people will be selected for involvement, and applications are due in by Friday 27 F...

My Events

Dad Dancing / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2018-03-30T00:00:00Z">Fri 30</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2018-03-31T00:00:00Z">Sat 31 Mar 2018</span> <span>(2 days)</span>Dad Dancing / Fri 30 to Sat 31 Mar 2018 (2 days)

Could anyone ever persuade you to take your dance moves to the stage? Meet three brave dads who agreed to dance with their daughters. Through a series of touching episodes, they explore father-child relationships with...

Sponge / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2018-03-29T00:00:00Z">Thu 29</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2018-03-31T00:00:00Z">Sat 31 Mar 2018</span> <span>(3 days)</span>Sponge / Thu 29 to Sat 31 Mar 2018 (3 days)

Roll, squeeze and pop yourself through the squishiest, squashiest show for babies, young children and their grown-ups! Coming to Scala Hall in Brixham as an Easter activity treat from 29-31 March 2018. Sponge is a sof...

Wanna Dance with Somebody / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2018-03-26T00:00:00Z">Mon 26 Mar 2018</span>Wanna Dance with Somebody / Mon 26 Mar 2018

(Or, A Guide to Managing Social Anxiety Using Theoretical Physics) Josh is good at dancing, but not at people. On the other hand he did once read ‘A Brief History of Time’ by Stephen Hawking so he reckons he’ll pr...

My Opportunities

Finance/Administrator Post / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-10-20T00:00:00Z">Fri 20 Oct 2017</span>Finance/Administrator Post / Fri 20 Oct 2017

Doorstep Arts is seeking an ideal candidate to fill a finance and administrator post (self-employed/freelance) for a mid-November 2017 start. Doorstep Arts is a participatory arts education organisation, embedded in our ...

Theatre Production Lead Roles (Foot in the Door) / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-07-21T00:00:00Z">Fri 21 Jul 2017</span>Theatre Production Lead Roles (Foot in the Door) / Fri 21 Jul 2017

Theatre Production Lead Roles (paid, Foot in the Door programme) Doorstep Arts is looking for three young emerging candidates (aged 16-25) who are interested in learning theatre production (lighting, sound, costume, m...

Emerging Artist opportunity - paid / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2015-07-10T00:00:00Z">Fri 10 Jul 2015</span>Emerging Artist opportunity - paid / Fri 10 Jul 2015

WANTED: 3 emerging artists to be part of a mentorship program for the participatory arts project ‘Meet Me On The Boat’ to gain and develop participatory arts skills in Torbay. Context: You will work on a creati...

My Videos

The Paper Cinema’s Odyssey - Sneak Peak....The Paper Cinema’s Odyssey - Sneak Peak....

The Paper Cinema’s Odyssey A Paper Cinema and Battersea Arts Centre co-production 4:00 PM 12th October Parkfield Youth Centre, Paignton 3:00 PM 13th October The Edge, Brixham £3/seat - tickets info can be f...

Mouth Open, Story Jump Out - sneaky peak!Mouth Open, Story Jump Out - sneaky peak!

Mouth Open, Story Jump Out A Battersea Arts Centre Production Conceived and Created by Polarbear 4:30 PM 10th October St Marychurch Primary School, Torquay 4:30 PM 11th October Preston Primary School, Paignto...

Ballad of the Burning Star trailerBallad of the Burning Star trailer

Brilliant … Breathlessly inventive Tom Lamont, The Observer Exposing, raw and emotionally loaded The Stage ‘MUST SEE!’ ★★★★★ The Scotsman ★★★★★ Edinburgh Guide ★★★★★ British Theatre Guide ★★★★★ Theatre...