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

MAKING BRILLIANT CREATIVE THINGS HAPPEN, TOGETHER

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.

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 info@hello-arcade.com 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

Co-Director

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Shannon Barker

Assistant Producer

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Ysabelle Wombwell

Inclusion Associate 

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Sarah Lesser-Moor

Marketing Consultant
 

Sophie Drury-Bradey

Co-Director

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Jen Burdon

Trainee Producer

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Kelsie Acton

Access Associate

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You,

Our Community
 

Trustees

Lara Taylor (Co-Chair)

Engagement Producer for the National Theatre’s Public Acts Programme

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Jo Crowley (Co-Chair)

Executive Producer, 1927

Mel Bonney-Kane

CEO Coast & Vale Community Action

Tom Stephenson

External Funding Officer, North York Moors National Park Authority

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Nadia Emam

Director, Poet, Actor

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

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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 

Funders and Partners

Thank you to our funders, partners & collaborators.

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

Kit Theatre
North Yorkshie County Council
Arts Council Lottery Funded
Stephen Joseph Theatre Scarborough
Children's University Scarborough and North Yorkshire

We are proud members of

We are an Associate Company of the Stephen Joseph Theatre

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Contact us

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

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