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Theatre goes to corby

Higher Education Performing Arts students from the Kettering campus of Tresham College are using The Core theatre facilities in Corby.

By performing and learning to use all the latest equipment, the degree-level students visit The Core every Monday and will be putting on three productions over the course of the year in this famous professional setting.

The Core is a registered charity and has welcomed over 3000,000 audience members to the town centre venue since it opened ten years ago. The theatre seats 445 people

Joe Flavin, Director of The Core and Corby Cube: “We place huge importance on creative projects which include and involve young people.  The students will gain experience using our state of the art equipment in the theatre and our Lab studio space.”

Emma Boulton Roe, Performing Arts Course Manager:  “Our Higher Education Performing Arts students will visit The Core once a week and put on three productions here over the course of the year.  We aim to run our courses like a production company, giving students the best work experience possible.”

Theatre goes to corby

Back row – Emma Boulton Roe (second from left) Charlie Whewell second from right

Middle row – Joe Flavin, Director at The Core, Abygayle Smith, Head of Performing Arts, Media and Music at The Bedford College Group, Lindsey Warnes Carroll, Education and Outreach Manager, The Core


Creative Media Production students from Tresham College have made their first visit The Core to help test, and learn how to use new VR headsets.  The Core is going to use the headsets to take into Primary and Secondary schools so that a class of children can watch a live performance without leaving the room.

The media students are helping Director Joe Flavin to test and practice with the equipment in readiness for a launch this month.

Rachel Pishhorn is a Media Lecturer and is photographed with the students outside the building and helping to fit the VR headset.

Tresham College is part of The Bedford College Group which offers post 16 education from Level 1 & 2 to full degrees in a wide range of subjects. This can make Higher Education more accessible than “going away” to university and reduces associated costs.


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