Socially engaged collection of artists who want to use the theatre and the arts to make a sustainable impact in people's lives. Finding the gaps where theatre belongs.


Manor Court




Successful at the Take A Part Soup Event, By Design was able to deliver a 8 week theatre programme to residents in Manor Court Care Home using the Efford Fund.  In January 2019, we started a amazing weekly journey with a group who had a strong desire to explore props, singing, movement and storytelling.  We had as least 11 every week, joining in, eating cake and sipping tea with us. At the end of the course, we performed the story they had created to staff members, family and friends. We laughed so much and had such a lovely and inpsiration time.



'After speaking to some of the residents they said it was really nice to see young people doing something for the elder generation and they really enjoyed spending the time with you both. The oldest lady is 104 and I believe the youngest was 78. They really enjoyed the last performance acting out the rowing boat and the water. Was lovely to see lots of passion from you both.'


Yasmine Perry

Manor Court

Care Assistant/Activities Team