The Rotterdams Wijktheater (Rotterdam Community-based Theatre) was founded in 1992. It is a theatre company that, supported by Rotterdam City Council, produces theatre for, by, and with people from the community. The main aim of this community arts organization is to develop original theatre that is accessible, appealing and relevant to non-theatre goers. In order to attract new and culturally excluded audiences RWT presents theatre performances that are based on the stories of their own community, dealing with issues that are relevant to those groups. To date, RWT has created well over 50 original shows, which tour to different neighbourhoods of Rotterdam. On average, the company performs sixty times per year, mostly in schools and community centers, and occasionally in regular theatre venues. Annually, it reaches anywhere between 3,000 and 5,000 spectators from all age groups and cultural backgrounds, of which there are many in cosmopolitan Rotterdam. The Rotterdam Community Theatre is living proof that theatre by, for, and with people from the popular neighbourhoods can be alive, interesting, moving, entertaining, and of high artistic quality.
See more at the following link – www.rotterdamswijktheater.nl/the-rotterdams-wijktheater/