As a community theatre company we are incredibly passionate about making accessibility to theatre and the performing arts as easy as possible. We warmly welcome performers and theatre-goers with disabilities along to our performances and shows and ensure the buildings we use are accessible for everyone.

We take steps to ensure that any performers with differences are given the same chances as everyone else and we reguarly talk to performers carers and family about their progress and achievements they would like to pursue. We currently have performers with ADHD, autism and cerebral palsy amoung our casts.

In 2016 we will look to set trends in local theatre in Kettering by introducing signed performances in British Sign Language (BSL). A sign language interpreter will stand at the front of the theatre to translate dialogue into BSL during one performance per show run.

We will also look to bring relaxed performances into our preview night which will also welcome parents with babies and young children to ensure the whole family are able to attend. if you or someone in your party have a disability or impairment then please do get in touch so we can work with you to ensure a positive visit to one of our shows.

Get Involved: Acting

Everyone has the ability to act, it is finding the right environment where this can be nurtured that often proves the biggest stumbling block. At C&D we attempt to do everything in our power to give people the chance to become involved and it is this desire that sets us apart. We offer support and guidance throughout the rehearsal process, providing a regular Kettering venue in the centre of the town in which workshops, auditions and rehearsals are held.

Individual Support

At C&D we have an open door policy, not only to our audition process which allows for no favouritism and casts people on ability, but also in allowing others to join the theatre group. We are always looking for people to support us either by giving up their time or financially to help towards our running costs. By sponsoring a production or assisting in some other way, you help contribute towards our significant community work in Kettering and other parts of Northamptonshire.

Your Visit

Whether your coming to see one of our shows or attending a drama class, we recognise that it's important to make sure information is easily accessible. Below are various sections that outline key areas of interest, such as travel directions, booking information and how we make our performances accessible to everyone in the community.

We also like to reccommend local restaurants and places to eat in Kettering for people to visit before a show or after a drama class perhaps. Kettering town centre is full of places to visit and we've tried to suggest which cafes, shops and local business we'd suggest visiting.

What People Are Saying...

C&D is so wonderful because it works for and within our community; it's inclusivity allows theatre to reach people from all works of life, something that is so important in the modern day.
Rachel Coleman, 17.
I first came to C&D Productions as photographer for their performance of Dorian Gray in February 2015 and have been back for every production since then! It has been great for me in terms of my work but has more recently also given me a platform to branch out a little into other creative processes behind the scenes of theatre, which is fantastic.
Theresa Haworth, 29
I'd given up on the prospect of ever getting back on a stage after having not done anything performing arts related in more than 20 years, but I was attracted to C&D Productions as they staged quality classic plays that I preferred to act in as a drama student. I was really nervous as I was so out of practice but soon felt right at home. I am now one of a mixed bunch of members comprising all ages and abilities and I take great pride in being part of an all-inclusive company.
Roxanne, 42.
C&D has completely changed my life for the better because the company put on brilliant productions and i have worked with the best actors and directors as well. This company is going from strength to strength and i can only see improvements!
Owen, 20.
C&D have really given me a lot of self-confidence and that is down to the team in placing running it and the fantastic casts I've been part of.
Justin, 32.
It has been lovely to see the amount of different people getting involved with the theatre company over the last few months, both on stage and backstage. Everyone, cast and crew, pulls together to get a production up and running, and the team is like one big family that everyone feels a part of - no one is left out.
Theresa Haworth, 29
C&D Productions are an incredibly friendly group of people, I feel I have found a second family. I have enjoyed working with them more than any other social activities and always look forward to the next show!
Molly Hill, 13

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Signing up to our monthly newsletter is a great way to keep up to date with show announcements, upcoming auditions and special offers on tickets and events.

We’ll include interviews with cast, details of our community projects and also upcoming events such as workshops which are open to newsletter subscribers only. We also have a monthly prize draw which subscribers are automatically entered into each month.

Support Us

Our not-for-profit theatre company can only carry on with the continual support and assistance of our casts, audiences and other supporters such as individual patrons and local businesses.

We are always looking to link up with community groups and organisations in the areas we perform and there are many ways of supporting us. These include advertising your business on our website or theatre programmes, providing financial assistance or volunteering your time to help.

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