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A sociable, drop-in group for adults who share an interest in theatre

The group use drama exercises and improvisation in imaginative ways to create theatre and have fun. The focus is on creativity and making connections with people. 

We also host a monthly Community Collective Lunch in partnership with Kin Kitchen. The meal is a great opportunity to chat about theatre, enjoy some food and get to know each-other better. 

Check out our What’s On listings for current term dates.

Practical information

  • Drop-in sessions on Friday afternoons from 12.30pm – 2.30pm.
  • Sessions currently take place at Gorbals Parish Church ( 1 Errol Gardens, G50RA)
  • Refreshments are provided during the session.
  • Sessions are for everyone whatever your age or lived experience. The sessions are delivered in English but you don’t need to be fluent or use English as your first language.
     

How to get involved

If you’re interested in taking part and would like more information before dropping in, please contact Jamie Prescott, Community Collective Coordinator at  commco@citz.co.uk. 

We want to ensure our classes are as accessible as possible.  If you have specific access requirements, please let us know how best we can support you.

We offer travel expenses for those who require transport to the venue from within Glasgow and childcare for parents and guardians. Please contact us in advance for childcare support. For more information on all accessibility requirements please email at commco@citz.co.uk  

What our participants say

It’s really lovely to be part of the ’family’.

I feel supported and comfortable to perform.

I just absolutely love Community Collective!

A festive performance. A group of actors dressed as the baddies from different fairytales. There are musicians behind them.

Our partners

It’s great to come together with other organisations in our local area. Current partners include: 

Givin’ It Laldie  

A community music project set up in response to the social and health issues affecting the local area. Together, we’ve produced collaborative theatre performances across the Gorbals – including our annual Winter Warmer event.  

New Gorbals Housing Association (NGHA)

NGHA is our local housing association. As part of their work, they contribute to the regeneration of the Gorbals, addressing the needs of those in the community who are disadvantaged. We partner with them on the annual Gorbals Fair.

Kin Kitchen  

We partner with Kin Kitchen to deliver our monthly community lunch. They are a collective of volunteers who work collaboratively to deliver community food initiatives. Their skilled team of volunteers produce tasty vegan or vegetarian food each month. 

If you’re interested in working with the Community Collective, email us at commco@citz.co.uk  

Photo and video gallery

Find out more about the group

Celebrating 20 years of the Community Collective

Supporters

The Community Collective is supported by The National Lottery Community Fund .

Relevant projects

The Gorbals Vampire
A large number of actors on a stage are facing the camera, crouching down and raising their hands to the sky. They are dressed in a variety of drab clothes from the 1950s. One actor is lying on the ground in the centre of the stage with the other actors gathered round him. He has a grimaced face. Another actor is standing at the very back of the stage. He is standing on a wall above the others looking out to the camera with one hand in the air.

The Gorbals Vampire

The Statues Song
Three workers in orange hi-vis attaching a statue to a crane.

The statues song

A woman holding out a sign that has the word ‘Applause’ written on it. A group of people are standing in the distance behind her wearing theatrical accessories and holding props in their hands. To her right people are sat in chairs holding scripts in their hands.
Community Collective: Summer 2024

Community Collective: Summer 2024

A sociable, drop-in group for adults who share an interest in theatre

Gorbals Parish Church

21 – 28 Jun 2024

A man walking through a busy audience. An audience member is smiling and pointing at him.
Community Collective: Autumn/Winter 2024

Community Collective: Autumn/Winter 2024

A sociable, drop-in group for adults who share an interest in theatre

Gorbals Parish Church

23 Aug – 22 Nov 2024