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What we believe:

Slow Theatre Company delivers ambitious cultural projects and events within the community, with the community.

Inclusion across race, ethnicity, health, disability, gender, age, religion, identity and experience is central to us as humans and us, as an organisation.

A small not-for-profit organisation, we have a big heart, thus any profit we may earn, are spent on delivering the highest quality arts workshops, projects & classes with people, often facing personal challenges, without any theatre tradition.

Slow Theatre also delivers classes developing acting techniques, confidence, team building and imagination for children and young adults.

Our theatre practitioners and directors are all highly trained and working within the arts industry; whilst also trained to Designated Officer level in safeguarding.

Taking part in a Slow Theatre project or class, we encourage members to take risks, we help them to explore the world they live in, offer them something new to try, and at all times help them to feel supported.

Slow Theatre Company was founded by Danny O'Hara in 2010, and transferred into a social enterprise in 2015. 

Meet the team:

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Becky is the Project Assistant for the International Creative Lab. Becky has training in musical theatre and joined Slow Theatre Company in January 2020. 

Sope has been volunteering with Slow Theatre company since October 2020, helping with the online PR for the International Creative Lab. 

Sope is studying at the UEA.

Meet the Directors:

As a social enterprise, Slow Theatre Company has 3 unpaid Directors responsible for the Company; who strive to ensure the Company's social purpose is fulfilled.

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Danny O'Hara

Special interest in the arts industry

As well as being Artistic Director, Danny O’Hara is a Director of Slow. Danny is the Designated Safeguarding Officer for Slow with Core safeguarding training. When Danny is not with Slow, she is working as a freelance Director/theatre maker/Improviser,  locally and nationally.

Cate Oliver

Director Special interest in

community engagements

Cate Oliver has been part of two of Slow’s large creative arts projects before joining the Director team in 2020. Cate is a local Councillor for Norwich City as well as a community volunteer for the local food bank & residents group. Cate is a keen writer.

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Helen Leverage

Director Special interest in early years & safeguarding

Leverage has over 20 years experience working as a primary school teacher. Helen’s special interests at Slow are early years learning, creative arts for children with ASD and safeguarding

Company policies:

Child Protection


Adult Code of

Conduct Policy


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Equal Opportunities