What is a Community Interest Company (CIC)?

A Community Interest Company (CIC) is a type of company that is established to benefit the community rather than to generate profits for shareholders. CICs are not-for-profit organizations, and any profits that they do make are reinvested back into the company and the community. This means that the primary focus of a CIC is on social or environmental objectives rather than financial gain.

Are you regulated?

CICs are regulated by the Regulator of Community Interest Companies, which is responsible for ensuring that CICs comply with the relevant legislation and regulations. This regulatory body ensures that CICs operate in a transparent and accountable manner, and that they fulfil their social and community objectives.

Is it possible to advertise with you?

Yes, you can advertise with our CIC. We offer advertising opportunities on our website, with prices starting from only £5.00 per month. Whether you are a local business or a national organization, advertising with us can help you reach our community-focused audience and support our mission at the same time. More information about our advertising options will be available soon, so stay tuned!

Are staff DBS checked?

Staff members who are involved in roles that require direct contact with children or vulnerable adults may be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The specific positions that require a DBS check will depend on the nature of the role, such as teaching children. The checks help us ensure that our staff members are suitable and trustworthy to work with these groups. They are also on the DBS Update Service, which enable them to keep their certificate up to date.

Are you a charity?

While we are not a charity, we are committed to supporting the community through the provision of free and low-cost services. We believe in giving back to the community and making a positive impact. As part of our mission, we also make charitable donations and engage in fundraising activities to support causes that align with our social and community objectives.

Are you recruiting staff?

We are currently recruiting volunteer staff and would love to hear from you. At our company we believe in providing quality education and nurturing our students We are dedicated to creating a positive and inclusive learning environment for all our students. Stage crew are also needed for our shows including our forthcoming pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk.

How much is membership?

If you are interested in joining our company, you may be wondering about the cost. Our membership rates vary depending on the type of membership you choose. However, we are pleased to offer free membership for our youth theatre group. This is a great opportunity for young individuals to explore their passion for the performing arts and develop their skills in a supportive and creative environment. For full details on our fees and membership options, please refer to the fees section on our website.

How do you handle our personal information?

We take the privacy and security of your personal data seriously. As a company, we adhere to strict data protection policies and procedures to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of your information. We only collect and process personal data for legitimate purposes, such as recruitment and membership management. We do not share your data with third parties without your consent. For more information on how we handle your personal data, please refer to our privacy policy on our website.

What pantomime are you doing this year?

We are excited to announce that this year, we will be staging our first-ever pantomime – Jack and the Beanstalk. This classic tale will be brought to life by our talented performers and production team. We are currently in the process of organising auditions for our post 16 group, and in approximately two months, auditions for ages 5-17 will take place. This is a fantastic opportunity for aspiring actors and actresses to showcase their skills and be a part of an unforgettable production.

If you or someone you know is interested in auditioning for our pantomime, keep an eye on our website and social media channels for updates on audition dates and requirements. We look forward to seeing the incredible talent that our community has to offer.