Your invitation to the theatre

"Je vous invite au théâtre" (your invitation to the theatre) is aimed at elderly people, able-bodied or disabled, in five retirement homes. The objective is to organise regular visits to the theatre for them. The programme comprises two strands:

1. Outings. A “granddad coach” goes round the retirement homes to pick up the residents. On their arrival, they are welcomed by dedicated staff and given seats in the orchestra section. Theatre staff also help personnel to take the spectators home.  For some events, (music or dance), the theatre welcomes people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

2. Intergenerational meetings. These bring together elderly people and secondary school children, studying drama. These volunteers select the shows to which they want to invite each other during the year. Meetings are also organised outside the theatre as part of this intergenerational dialogue. The young people invite the elderly to their school to visit and watch lessons, and the elderly issue invitations in return.

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