About the project
Generously funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund our My Story project has taken place over the last 12 months, documenting our theatre’s history and the personal stories of the local community. Our project has culminated in a new interactive digital archive, our My Story film and a collection of recorded stories.
During our project, we have worked with a group of young people who have conducted and filmed interviews with members of the local Southampton Community. With support and training from local media organisation City Eye, our team of young people have conducted a mixture of formal interviews and vox pops with a wide range of people, as well as recording their own personal stories of the theatre.
We have also welcomed teams of volunteers into our theatre to work with our archive materials and organise and digitise a sample of items from our theatre archive. We are delighted to be able to share this work with you via our new digital archive which currently includes a range of leaflets, programmes and people’s individual stories.