Arts Award Supporter

Information on how we're supporting young people to achieve their Arts Award.


Arts Award is a range of unique qualifications that supports anyone aged up to 25 to grow as artists and arts leaders, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider arts world through taking challenges in an art form. We are an Arts Award Supporter and can help young people and their advisers with their Arts Award delivery of Discover Part B, Explore Part B, Bronze Parts B and C, Silver Unit 1 Part C and Gold Unit 1 Part C.

China Plate is an independent theatre studio based in Birmingham that works with artists, venues, festivals and funders to challenge the way performance is made, who it’s made by and who gets to experience it. We work with and produce an exciting array of award-winning artists including Caroline Horton, Chris Thorpe, Inspector Sands, Rachel Bagshaw, David Edgar, Sarah Punshon, and Urielle Klein-Mekongo. The company are also Associate Producers at Warwick Arts Centre where they develop and commission new work and producers of innovative development programmes including First Bite and Bite Size Festivals (supporting & showcasing work by Midlands artists).

A lot of our theatre and dance productions tour nationally and internationally to arts venues and village halls. Our work and festivals have been suitable for a variety of ages and so we can usually cater to supporting children and young people between 5 and 25

There is no additional cost to our Arts Award Supporter offer other than the cost of the activity you are interested in, eg. the show or the training opportunity.

For further info, please get in touch with Andrea.


Our Offer to Young People

We can support young people with their Arts Award in the following ways:

Seeing & reviewing work - Explore Part B, Bronze Part B, Silver Unit 1 Part C & Gold Unit 1 Part C:

  • We produce and tour a number of theatre and dance shows each year. Find out what we have on and go to see one of our shows
  • To help with your reviews, you can find out further info about the shows in our venue packs
  • If you are unable to attend a performance, but would like to review one of our shows please get in touch and let us know it is for Arts Award
  • We’d love to see your reviews – so do add them to Arts Award Voice and tag our Supporter profile

Finding out about artists, theatre companies and organisations - Explore Part B, Bronze Part C and Gold Unit 1 Part C:

Get in touch if you have any questions for our artists, partner organisations or us as a company. 

Finding out about training opportunities and careers in theatre - Silver Unit 1 Part D & Gold Unit 1 Part B

Our Offer to Teachers and Schools

We have a number of shows designed for school audiences, these come with extensive resources that will support you to deliver Arts Award at Discover, Explore or Bronze levels, such as online interactive websites, cross-curricular lesson plans and young people facing activity packs. Relavant activities will be signposted in the resource materials.

If you’re attending one of our productions on tour, we may be able to arrange a bespoke Q&A session with the cast following the show.

Find out what’s touring at the moment.

Contact us if you’re interested in linking Arts Award to one of our productions.