Welcome to The Occasion

The Occasion exists to create live theatre that will entertain, challenge, surprise and – above all else – excite audiences.

In these challenging times we have, regrettably, had to cancel all plans for live performances and workshops. We are adapting as much of our work as possible to be presented online.

If you would like to support us please click on our Donate button – all donations are very much appreciated in this difficult period.

The Southside Group

Is expanding and recruiting new members. Could this be for you?

The Occasion Theatre

Open to everyone aged 16+ TSG is an exciting weekly drama group which particularly welcomes adults with learning difficulties.

No previous drama experience is necessary! Just a desire to have fun, create, play, explore and meet new people.

Our Thursday evening group is now full so we would like to start a second group. This will begin after Easter in the week beginning 19th April 2021.

These sessions will run in the afternoon and will take place over Zoom – we’ll help guide you through any problems in setting this up.

Please let us know, as soon as possible, if you, or someone you know, would like to join the new group and tell us which days of the week would suit you best – we’ll take it from there.

Contact Pete or Catherine via info@theoccasiontheatre.com or phone on 07773 370660.

Watch the Southside Group in action

Thank you for all your patience and hard work. It was just superb. Everyone was fantastic.

- Parent of group member on ‘The Peabody Chronicles’

This was truly delightful, heartening and playfully and artfully played by the Southside Group! Nice going with these elegant boxes of sweet delights – better than Cadbury’s! Really fine job of direction, fitting all the individuals and the poem together. Loved it!

- Audience member on ‘The Night Before Christmas’

Just wanted to write and thank you for all your work with the Southside Group this year. I think what you have produced in both films has been brilliantly creative and great fun, especially given the challenges we’ve faced this year.

- Parent of group member

For all further details about The Southside Group please click here please click here

The Occasion Theatre

This Fire – new performances for a new world.

This Fire, a programme of five original research and development projects was produced from August to October 2020 in direct response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Working with an exciting selection of national and international artists, This Fire explores themes of isolation, communication and inevitably, mis-communication; tales of trauma, unease and joy in these strange and altered days.

The project culminated in the production of five short, digitally produced works that feature theatre, dance, movement, photography and music. All the works have the potential to be developed into full-length live performances in the future.

For further details and to watch all five films please please click here.

This Fire has been made possible through the support of Creative Scotland.

The Occasion Theatre
The Occasion Theatre
the occasion – exciting and entertaining; challenging and deliciously different. Dynamic touring and innovative community projects.



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