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A black and white image of men and women standing against a white background. The image depicts the ARCADE team.


Photo: Matt Cooper

About us

ARCADE is a charitable community producing company based in Scarborough and Bridlington, led by Rach Drew and Sophie Drury-Bradey. We think everyone is creative and we believe culture belongs to everyone. We are proud to be part of the Arts Council England National Portfolio.

Our mission is to 

  • Enable our community and artists to co-create high quality cultural experiences which catalyse positive social change

  • Activate confidence and agency through creativity in children & young people

  • Inspire and enable working class women & girls to reach their full potential


We do this through creative projects, workshops, shows, festivals and events. Hear more about the ARCADE story so far from Rach and Sophie on our blog.

Our Values

  • Access: what we do and the way we do it is inclusive and accessible

  • Transparency: operating with a fair and transparent process

  • Creativity: putting artists at the heart of what we do

  • Community-led:  people, their ideas, passions and campaigns

  • Diversity: we value different lived experiences

If you want to get in touch, email or use the link below. The team are part time so please bear with us if we don't respond immediately: 

Where We Work

While we predominantly work across the Scarborough Borough and Bridlington, we also produce work throughout the Yorkshire region, and across the UK with our national partners. 

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The Team

Rach Drew (she/her)


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Hannah Davies (she/her)

Exec Producer


Sophie Drury-Bradey (she/her)



Emily Leeson (she/they)

Administrator and Producing Assistant

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Our Community

Amy Kendall

Amy Carpenter (she/her)

Design & Marketing Coordinator



Matthew Cooper

Film & Photography

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Jo Crowley (Chair)

Executive Producer, 1927

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Marcus Romer

Theatre Director, Actor and Screenwriter

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Kelsie Acton

Inclusive Practice Manager, Battersea Arts Centre

Tom Stephenson

External Funding Officer, North York Moors National Park Authority


Ysabelle Wombwell

Project worker and Access and Inclusivity Lead – Can Do Project, The Warren Youth Project, Hull / Member of Black and Dual Heritage Committee, Hull 

Sounding Board

Heather Niven

Artist / Musician / Previously Head of Science City York

Lisa Power

Head of Education and Participation, York Minster

Jayne Shipley

Functional Skills Tutor and Job Coach, Blueberry Academy / Writer and Poet

Lee Taylor

Library Manager - Development, North Yorkshire Library Services

Funders and Partners

Thank you to our funders, partners & collaborators.

Click on the logos below to find out more about them.

Arts Council Lottery Funded
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Children's University Scarborough and North Yorkshire

We are proud members of

Contact us

Bridlington Office
Bridlington Community Hub,  2A Marshall Ave,
YO15 2DS

Scarborough Office
Unit 301,
Woodend Creative Centre,
The Crescent,
YO11 2PW

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