Workshops In Services Everywhere Using Performance

Who We Are

WISE UP Workshops CIC is a Community Interest Company based in Morecambe.

Since 2013 we have been supporting local people of all ages & all abilities through an inclusive range of creative activities to promote health & wellbeing, to build resilience and self-confidence.

Our main aims are;

  • Inclusivity
  • To build confidence
  • To learn life skills
  • To improve mental health
  • To offer opportunities and new experiences for all ages
What do we deliver?

  • Weekly drama workshops for young people & adults
  • Performance projects at local theatre spaces
  • Evening classes for all ages
  • School Support for individuals and small groups delivering play therapy, drama therapy & drawing & talking therapy
  • Wellbeing experience days for individuals and families
  • Community collaborative projects

Creative Hub

Weekly drama & creative arts workshops for young people ages 5-17.

Acting, Dancing, Performance, Art & Creative projects performed at local venues.

Learn news skills, build confidence, have fun and make new friends.

Every Tuesday 6pm-8pm.

Chill, Chat & Create

This group is created by the young people themselves using performing arts as a medium to express their views and beliefs on issues that they feel affect their lives such as mental health issues, environmental topics and relationships. The main aim is to offer a safe creative space for local teenagers. We meet every Tuesday & monthly Mondays. Call the team for more information.

Holiday Youth Programme

Our holiday programme offers creative arts and performance skills workshops & performance projects during Easter & Summer.

For ages 5 upwards, all abilities welcome.

Call the team for costs and dates.

ATG

Adult Theatre Group offers a fun weekly inclusive space for adults with disabilities. Our approach is to collaborate & create devised theatre together.

We meet on Wednesday mornings and Friday afternoons.

The cost is £5 per session/ Carers attend for free.

Little Theatre Company By The Sea

We are a small ensemble of local performers and artists of all ages from the local area. We deliver productions and projects at various venues which are accessible to all. If you are interested in joining please email the team to arrange an informal meeting.

Shrimpy Shack

Shrimpy Shack is a new social enterprise in the heart of Morecambe offering a dining and live theatre experience inspired by Morecambe Bay. We are open at various times throughout the year. We also deliver wellbeing experience days for local people and families as well as Birthday parties & celebration days for all ages. Follow us on FB Shrimpy Shack & The little Theatre Co By The Sea.

Support in Schools

We provide bespoke one to one and group wellbeing support for children of all ages and all abilities in educational settings.

Using creative arts, storytelling, play therapy and drama we enable children to express themselves and grow in confidence.

Our Shop

From Arts and Crafts created by attendees and local artists to gift vouchers for an experience day, from beautiful pre loved clothes to seaside inspired handmade gifts there is something for everyone. Visit our shop in the Plaza Arcade in Morecambe on Tuesdays-Fridays or book an exclusive shopping experience.

Testimonials

“I just wanted to thank you again for all your help and support with the Schools Health, Wellbeing & Safety Days.br
The feedback from all the heads, teachers & pupils has been absolutely fantastic and it will be a school day no one will forget.”

(Sarah from Lancaster ICC)

“I volunteer at Wise up, it is all very organic and you feel part of something terrific”

(Anonymous)

“I was in the musical Oliver at The Platform in Morecambe in March 2020, I had quite a big part, I wasn’t treated any differently because I have a learning difficulty , I was treated the same as everybody else”.

(Anonymous)

“All my life I wanted to be an actress, I have autism and I thought I would never get a chance. Wise Up has given me the space to act, and devise and I love it, thankyou”.

(Anonymous)

“Ive been given the chance to take a lead role, a dream come true what an experience, thankyou”

(Anonymous)

“Elspeth and her team deliver a professional service to our pupils, their work helps to unlock the young people’s full potential and we see a difference in their confidence.”

“Thankyou to all of you for embracing me & welcoming me into the unique sanctuary you have created. I have never experienced anything quite like this before. Please just keep it up for it is a rare & many splendored thing.”

(Wellbeing Wednesday attendee, age 62)

“It was a pleasure meeting Elspeth and her team yesterday, I feel that you have created a very positive, compassionate and creative space that empowers and enables community members to flourish- great work!”

(Guy from Lancashire Youth Fund)

“I volunteer at Wise up, it is all very organic and you feel part of something terrific”

(Anonymous)

“It’s fun at Wise up and I have made friends”

(Anonymous)

“I was in the musical Oliver at The Platform in Morecambe in March 2020, I had quite a big part, I wasn’t treated any differently because I have a learning difficulty , I was treated the same as everybody else”.

(Anonymous)

When you are a boy and you dance people judge you but at Wise Up you can be yourself, that is why I like coming”

(Anonymous)

“All my life I wanted to be an actress, I have autism and I thought I would never get a chance. Wise Up has given me the space to act, and devise and I love it, thankyou”.

(Anonymous)

“I feel part of a community here, I joined today and they welcomed me straight away”

(Anonymous)

“It doesn’t matter who you are wise up welcomes you.”

“Ive been given the chance to take a lead role, a dream come true what an experience, thankyou”

(Anonymous)

“They are fun, positive and accepting of differences, the wise up wishes keep you safe which is important to me”

(Anonymous)

“You can be yourself here, that’s what I love”

(Eve)

“Wise Up gives me a space to express myself, learn new skills, and have fun, it is awesome”

(Jo)

“I am 33 and I have autism, Wise Up has made me believe in myself that anything is possible, I feel part of something very special”

(Ruth)

“My Daughter has started smiling again and feels very welcome at Wise Up, thankyou for giving her a space to be herself”

(Mrs Page)

“I feel so confident after being encouraged to be in a production, Thankyou”

(Lucy)

'Inspiring Individuality through Creativity'