Studio Theatre West

About Studio Theatre West

Ever wanted to be an actor, dancer, filmmaker or artist?  Prism Arts runs a programme of workshops designed to develop the creative skills of young people and adults with a learning disability.  The work is delivered by experienced professional artists.

We take a multi art form approach; this means that participants will learn a range of new skills including film making, movement, drama, printing and music.  During the year the group will work towards an exhibition or performance.

Studio Theatre programme in West Cumbria takes place on Wednesday from 9:30am – 3:30pm during term time at Distington Community School, where Studio Theatre acts as the school’s Theatre Company in Residence.

To make an enquiry or book your place please email us or call us on 01228 587691.


We also run a Carlisle Studio Theatre workshops will run on Fridays from 9.30am – 3.30pm during term time at our workshop and studio space:
Carlisle Business Interaction Centre
4-5 Paternoster Row

At Prism Arts Studio Theatre you will:

  • Learn and develop new skills, supported by professional artists
  • Learn to work as a team, building confidence
  • Keep well, because we always start the day with a warm up
  • Make new friends and develop new ideas
  • Work in a supportive and non judgemental environment
  • Learn to think and work independently
  • Learn to make choices

Please click on the following links to view our leaflets: Studio Theatre Carlisle Leaflet /Studio Theatre West Coast Leaflet

Who can join the Prism Arts: Studio Theatre?

Anyone aged 18 and above.

There is a charge to attend Prism Arts Studio Theatre workshops.  If the opportunity meets your assessed needs, you may be able to fund your place using your Individual Budget.  To find out more contact Prism Arts, your Social Worker or local social work team.

The Adult Social Care Teams in Workington and Whitehaven have also been informed about the opportunity, and can be contacted on:
Workington: 01900 706326 or email:
Whitehaven: 01946 506352 or email:

The Adult Social Care Team in Carlisle is aware of this opportunity and can be contacted on 01228 226134 or email:

Studio Theatre Carlisle rehearsing for their Family Arts Festival production of Raining Dragons and Trolls at the Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, in October 2015:


Carlisle Meets Kendal: The Fusion Project: a collaboration between Studio Theatre Carlisle and Brewery Youth Theatre, in August 2015:


Dragon’s Lantern: a short animated film created by Studio Theatre West, working with Haltwhistle Film Project in 2014:


Studio Theatre West performing Through The Window at Mintfest International Festival of Street Arts in August 2013:

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