The Chiltern Centre step into the spotlight at The Kenton

The Kenton has teamed up with local charity, The Chiltern Centre to enable young adults with disabilities the opportunity to show off their talent as well as months of practice and hard work with the support of family and friends.

The Chiltern Centre are the first recipients of The Kenton Theatre Community Fund, which assists local groups who are underrepresented in the arts step into the spotlight.

The charity put on a spectacular production of Bahdoon: The Lion’s Triumph, a wonderful story of courage, acceptance and inclusion. The production included fantastic performances by the young adults who use the centre as well as staff and volunteers.

Pamela Lee from The Chiltern Centre said, “We are incredibly grateful for this new and exciting partnership with The Kenton Theatre which will give our young adults at the Chiltern Centre the opportunity to explore their creative side, while working towards a live performance for friends and family for the very first time… Thank you to the Kenton Theatre who have supported this project, we can’t wait to show you what we can do…!”

Lottie Pheasant, Kenton Theatre Manager said, “I am thrilled to welcome The Chiltern Centre to The Kenton for its debut theatre performance. Assisting a local charity in this way is exactly what The Kenton Theatre Community Fund is all about and The Chiltern Centre is a very worthy recipient of our first grant.”

Community support groups, cultural organisations, educational organisations charities can all apply to use The Kenton Theatre Community Fund, which provides financial and technical support for a one-off performance at The Kenton. The Fund is collected through donations as well as through a levy of 25p on every ticket sold for performances promoted by the Kenton Theatre. The money cannot be used for any purpose other than providing financial assistance to community organisations who would like to perform at the Kenton Theatre but are not able to do so without financial support. Priority will be given to applicants based in the Henley area.

For more information on The Kenton Theatre Community Fund please email:

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