Public Acts is the National Theatre’s new nationwide initiative to create extraordinary acts of theatre and community. In 2020, the NT will partner with Cast for a new Public Acts production, working with community organisations from the local area who share our vison of theatre as a force for change. Through these partnerships Doncaster’s diverse communities will take part in bespoke programmes, including weekly performance workshops, theatre trips and opportunities for socialising and creating together. At the end of the year everybody will be invited to come together as one company to perform in a new production in collaboration with professional artists. Lead donors to these programmes include: Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Fund, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Mohn Westlake Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation, The Buffini Chao Foundation, The Ingram Trust, Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, Hertz, Delta Air Lines. and The Peter Cundill Foundation. Public Acts is inspired by Public Works, the Public Theater’s ground-breaking programme in New York. The National Theatre’s Partner for Learning is Bank of America Merrill Lynch.