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Transform some lives…

Our Mission

Our mission is to transform lives through theatre and music. We continually strive to be a leading creator of new and quality music theatre, producing work with professional artists and communities, and in doing so making a lasting contribution to all those involved.

We believe that music and theatre can transform lives – hence our aim is to make a fundamental and lasting contribution to the communities in which we live and work.

Theatre in the Quarter empowers individuals and communities to find their voices as creators and performers, and build their self-confidence. We are passionate about nurturing and developing talent and skills, particularly with young people.

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Charitable Aims & Objectives

Charity no. 1129316

  • We empower individuals and communities – we enable voices to be heard and make people’s lives better for having worked with us.
  • We create high quality and original new work, inspired by the lives of people in a broad range of communities.
  • We bring communities together – our projects provide a platform for better understanding between communities, generations, and cultures. We foster a sense of belonging and civic pride.
  • We nurture new talent and develop people’s skills and self confidence.
Chester Giants
  • By working in communities (e.g. schools and youth clubs in ‘hard to reach’ communities), giving people a taste, sign-posting them to new activities, creating opportunity and aspiration.
  • By giving young people the chance to express themselves through devising creating and performing theatre.
  • By creating the opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to work alongside professional artists.
  • By taking people out of their usual environments, e.g. giving the young girl on the estate the chance to perform alongside professional artists in places like Chester Cathedral, Manchester Piccadilly Station or Hampton Court Palace.
TiQ Kids
  • Young people from schools and youth clubs in hard to reach communities, across the borough and beyond.
  • Young people who we attract to our youth theatre groups.
  • Work experience and placement students with a keen interest in the performing arts as a career.
  • Adult participants from a broad range of experience and backgrounds.
  • Performing arts graduates and early career artists looking for opportunities.
  • Mid-term career artists.
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  • Chester, Blacon, Ellesmere Port, and other areas of Cheshire.
  • Touring in Cheshire, North West of England, and beyond.
  • We have achieved a huge reach by taking our performance projects out to Theatres, Village halls, Schools, Churches, Site specific locations (railway stations, city/town squares cathedrals, palaces). Our work has featured on: BBC radio, On-line, YouTube, TV.
TiQ bring theatre to the Streets

Why sponsor us?

Our challenge is to sustain and grow our work in a climate where public funding is increasingly limited and certainly no longer guaranteed.

Theatre in the Quarter has an impressive legacy of making an impact on many people’s lives through the work we create together. We have achieved this for over a decade on limited funding from Arts Council England, local authority and other trusts. There is a real appetite for our work to continue and grow, reaching out to people of all ages and backgrounds right through to emerging and thriving professional artists.

TiQ engages over 4,000 people a year in meaningful theatre activity, and reaches over 20,000 a year. We are passionate about wanting this impact to continue, and with your financial support we can.

Told through the eyes of a nine year old boy and his parents, 'A story about George' highlights the impact that leading theatre company Theatre in the Quarter has had on this little boy's life and his hopes and dreams for a better future.

Friends of TIQ

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Join today and help us celebrate
over a decade of life-changing theatre

Theatre in the Quarter has involved, excited, challenged and entertained thousands of people over a whole decade. From theatres to street corners, palaces to cathedrals and schools to village halls, lives have literally been transformed as artists and actors have created magical new pieces of theatre with adults, children, musicians and dancers from across the region. This is a company which is highly regarded for producing work which has a real impact on those taking part and those who experience it.

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Become a Friend
for one year or more…
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Family Membership
for one year or more…
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Joint Membership
for one year or more…

By joining Friends of TIQ you will be supporting a local community organisation that transforms lives young and old through music, dance and drama. Your membership will help TIQ to keep on offering opportunities to people of all ages to get involved in the arts in their community and beyond.

Please note that the Delivery details submitted during the payment process will act as your membership contact details.

Once we receive your subscription we will be in touch to confirm the details - thank you, and welcome!

Benefit from…
Priority ticket booking for most performances
Special drinks receptions at key performances
The opportunity to attend feedback sessions on past and future productions and projects
Annual newsletter and regular email updates
Acknowledgements in some of our programmes
Special 'friends' events; for example - talks and presentations by the artistic director, writer, actors and other visiting artists, children’s workshops and social events
The opportunity to get more involved with Theatre in the Quarter
Friends of TiQ - Benefits

Make a one-off donation…

With funding becoming increasingly difficult to find any contribution you can make to Theatre in the Quarter will be most welcome, and will be put to very good use in bringing the arts into the lives of people from all areas of the community.

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Please note that the Delivery details submitted as a necessary part of the payment process are purely administrative and are NOT used for any other purpose.
Subscribe to our Newsletter
HERE for occasional email updates on TiQ activities.

Thank you!

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Theatre in the Quarter is a registered charity

Charity Number 1129316

27 Cambrian Road
Garden Quarter

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In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations 2016

1. Who we are
Theatre in the Quarter [TIQ, “we”, “us”] is a registered charity producing original music theatre. Under the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation TIQ is a data controller. This means we have a legal responsibility for making sure your personal information is secure, accurate and used appropriately in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Preservation of your privacy is important to us and we are committed to letting you know how we use your personal information and to using your data responsibly.

This Privacy Statement explains what happens to any personal data that you provide to us, or that we collect from you.

For the purposes of this website the lawful basis on which we process your data is that of consent. In other instances the lawful basis may vary as appropriate, and you will be advised accordingly.

2. Information we collect and how we use it

We collect personal information from you when you enquire about our activities, become involved in one of our productions, become a Friend of TIQ or purchase tickets for our productions. This may include, for example, your name, title, email address, postal address, and telephone number.
In operating our website or through other means we may collect and process the following data about you:

2.1 Electronic data, consisting of:

• Personal information that you provide by filling in forms on our website; general enquiries, volunteering, donating or becoming a Friend of Theatre in the Quarter.
• Information provided to us when you communicate with us by email or post for any reason.

The data you provide is used solely for its intended purpose. We do not share it with any third parties, and it is not used for re-marketing, profiling or any other purpose.

Should you sign up to our mailing lists via the specific form, this includes consent that your name and email address are passed to MailChimp, an external service provider, who comply with stringent security and privacy protocols. Every email will include an opt-out link, which will delete any data held.

We will store and process your personal data securely and will take reasonable precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of information you give us.
Data submitted to us via email will be stored in standard email software and may be forwarded to relevant TIQ staff. Emails will be periodically deleted once their purpose is served.

2.4 Community Cast members, Volunteers and members of our young people’s companies
When you sign up as a cast member, member of one of our young people’s companies or as a volunteer we collect the following –
• Name
• Email Address
• Telephone number – home and mobile as applicable
• Address
• Next of Kin in case of an emergency
• Next of kin relationship to you
• Next of Kin contact telephone number
• Any medical information that you feel we should be aware of during your involvement with CMP
• Any availability clashes/issues
• Photography consent

Your personal information will only be used to process your requests, to provide you with information and to communicate about to our activities and other matters which we think you may be interested in, such as future productions or opportunities to become involved in our work. We will not pass on your data to third parties without your permission

In the case of Community Cast members, Young People’s company members and Volunteers we will enter your details into our database, backed up to a secure server so that we can provide you with the best service possible and to protect your information. We will only use this data to answer your queries, respond to your communication or provide you with information concerning your involvement with TIQ.
Where a donation is submitted via our website your data is handled securely by PayPal, whose privacy statement is available at Our own website is hosted on a secure server and your details are encrypted at all stages.

3. Use of subcontractors
TIQ use subcontractors to provide some services. We may also need to share your personal data with these subcontractors. Subcontractors include any freelance personnel appointed by CMP for the purpose of facilitating the production (for example, professional actors, production and technical staff]. Subcontractors who will have access to your information are: Project Stage Manager, Company Manager/Children’s Officer, Volunteers Officer, FOH Manager and any relevant production contacts who you may wish to liaise directly with e.g. Designer to discuss prop making.

Our subcontractors are not permitted to use such personal data for any other purposes and we impose confidentiality requirements on their services.

4. Retention of data
We will keep your information until we no longer have any need to communicate with you. We will regularly review and delete out of date and inaccurate data.

When you have committed to a production as a community cast member or volunteer we have an implicit contract with you to supply services and we also have legal obligations to maintain information pertaining to your Health and Safety. As such, we may send you important information about your involvement; we do this on the basis of our contract with you.

In the future we may also send you information that may be of interest to you. We will do this on the basis of our legitimate interest to promote CMP Company. You may opt-out of this information at any time.

5. Use of cookies
Sometimes embedded media players and social media plug-ins use third party cookies to track activity, and we have no control over this. We have included the option to turn these third-party cookies off when you first visit our homepage. Doing so may impair your experience of our content.

Without using cookies we do gather anonymous data which provides statistical information regarding the use of our website. This statistical data does not identify any personal details whatsoever.

6. Third party links
You will find links to third party websites on our website. These websites should have their own privacy policies which you should check. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies whatsoever as we have no control over them.

External websites we link to may also use cookies over which we have no control. Such cookies (if used) would be downloaded once you click on our link and arrive at an external website, assuming there is no option to decline their use.

7. Your rights to access
Under the General Data Protection Regulations, you have certain rights regarding your data.
• You have the right to ask us for a copy of any data we hold about you.
• You have a right to have any data that is incorrect, corrected.
• You have the right to object to the use of your data.
• You have the right to have your data provided to you to take elsewhere in a suitable format.
• You have the right to have your data deleted.
• You have the right to lodge a complaint about the use of your data with the Information commissioner.

If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us using the details below.

Details for the information commissioner and making a complaint can be found on the Information Commissioner's website at

8. Disclosing your information
We may disclose your personal data when required to do so by law, for example to HMRC for tax purposes or to police forces for the prevention and detection of crime.

9. Contacting us
If you would like us to correct or update any information, or if you would like information deleted from our records, then please contact Matt Baker via the methods shown below:

By email:

By Letter: Matt Baker, 27 Cambrian Road, Chester, CH1 4HT.

By phone: 07813 912064


This disclaimer details our obligations to you regarding our website. Please read this disclaimer in full before you use this Website. Using the Website implies that you accept the terms of this disclaimer. We do occasionally update this disclaimer so please refer back to them in the future.

1. Use of Website

1.1 You are permitted to use our website for your own purposes and to print and download material from this Website provided that you do not modify any content without our consent. Material on this website must not be republished online or offline without our permission.

1.2 The copyright and other intellectual property rights in all material on this Website are owned by us or our licensors and must not be reproduced without our prior consent.

1.3 Subject to paragraph 1.1, no part of this Website may be reproduced without our prior written permission.

2. Visitor Conduct

2.1 With the exception of personally identifiable information, the use of which is covered under our Privacy Policy (link on website), any material you send or post to this Website shall be considered non-proprietary and not confidential. Unless you advise to the contrary we will be free to copy, disclose, distribute, incorporate and otherwise use such material for any and all purposes.

2.2 When using this website you shall not post or send to or from this Website any material for which you have not obtained all necessary consents, is discriminatory, obscene, pornographic, defamatory, liable to incite racial hatred, in breach of confidentiality or privacy, which may cause annoyance or inconvenience to others, which encourages or constitutes conduct that would be deemed a criminal offence, give rise to a civil liability, or otherwise is contrary to the law in the United Kingdom;

3. Site Uptime

3.1 We take all reasonable steps to ensure that this Website is available 24 hours every day, 365 days per year. However, websites do sometimes encounter downtime due to server and, other technical issues. Therefore we will not be liable if this website is unavailable at any time.

4. Links to and From Other Websites

4.1 Any links to third party websites located on this Website are provided for your convenience only. We have not reviewed each third party website and have no responsibility for such third party websites or their content.

4.2 If you would like to link to this Website, you may only do so on the basis that you link to, but do not replicate, any page on this Website and you do not in any way imply that we are endorsing any services or products unless this has been specifically agreed with us.

4.3 If you choose to link to our website in breach of Paragraph 4.2 you shall fully indemnify us for any loss or damage suffered as a result of your actions.

5. Exclusion of Liability

5.1 We take all reasonable steps to ensure that the information on this Website is correct. However, we do not guarantee the correctness or completeness of material on this Website. Neither we nor any other party (whether or not involved in producing, maintaining or delivering this Website), shall be liability or responsible for any kind of loss or damage that may result to you or a third party as a result of your or their use of our website. This exclusion shall include servicing or repair costs and, without limitation, any other direct, indirect or consequential loss.

6. Law and Jurisdiction
This Legal Notice shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. Any dispute(s) arising in connection with this Legal Notice are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of England and Wales.