Vincent Dance Theatre in association with Worthing Theatres

In Loco Parentis

Suitable for Ages 14+

Connaught Theatre

Live Events > Dance

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Acclaimed company Vincent Dance Theatre return to Worthing with a brand new show.

Insightful new production In Loco Parentis reflects on the universal human need to be safe, to feel looked after and to belong. Movement, strong visual imagery and spoken word combine to explore the cycles of rupture and repair that drive children into care and the impact this has on their young lives.

Critically acclaimed for translating real-life testimonies into beautifully crafted performance work, Vincent Dance Theatre shed light on the extraordinary resilience of care-experienced young people, their parents and carers demanding their stories be heard.

"Agonisingly visceral, and often beyond words... this is also a piece about love as an enduring source of hope". The Psychologist, on VDT Art of Attachment (In Loco Parentis companion piece)

"What gives Vincent’s work its power is that it is born not of hot-housed theory but of lived experience. It comes from the heart and that’s not always a pretty place." The Observer

We are running an informal post-show discussion with invited specialist guests from the care sector and arts world. Find out more about the socially engaged practice that created the show and how the themes of the work apply to the real world. All discussion events are included in your ticket price, so grab a drink and join the conversation!

How do societal issues influence the nature of our care system, and how can therapeutic approaches in all of our care professions help to heal early developmental trauma in children.

Professor of Clinical & Biomedical Ethics at Brighton & Sussex Medical School Bobbie Farsides in conversation with VDT’s Artistic Director Charlotte Vincent and Louise Michelle Bomber Director of TouchBase – an organisation that supports children and young people recovering from and living with past trauma.

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Connaught Theatre

Open Hours

Currently Closed until at least Mon 8th June. Box Office is also closed to the public. Available on Phone only on (01903) 206 206

Connaught Theatre box office kiosk is open every day of the week. The venue itself closes immediately after the last event of the day. Excludes Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Eve.

Box Office Phone Line

Tuesday to Thursday 10am to 2pm

Our box office hours are changing frequently based on govt. advice. Our apologies if it is not open when you call. We are experiencing a high volume of calls.

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Walking

Connaught, Union Place, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1LG

Nearby

We are opposite Worthing Royal Mail Delivery Office, behind The Three Fishes Wetherspoons - next to Worthing NCP Car Park.

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Directions

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Public Transport

Connaught, Union Place, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1LG

Nearest Train Station

Worthing (WRH) station is 10 minutes walk away (0.5 miles). You can book train tickets and find access information on the National Rail website.

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Nearest Bus Stops

South Street (Stops J, K, L and M), Worthing, BN11 3AW are 4 minutes walk away (0.2 miles). For bus times and tickets please visit the Stagecoach website or call Travelline.

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Car

Connaught, Union Place, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1LG

Nearest Car Parks

Worthing NCP Car Park (BN11 1LG) is next to the venue. As a guide - up to 3 hours approx. £3.80, or night rate (6pm to 6am) approx. £3.40

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Worthing High Street Multi-storey Car Park (BN11 1NY), above the Guildbourne Centre, is 4 minutes walk away (0.2 miles). As a guide - up to 3 hours approx. £3.60, or Sunday rate approx. £3 for the whole day.

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Directions

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Coach / Taxi

Connaught, Union Place, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1LG

Drop Off / Pick Up

You can park immediately outside the Connaught Theatre for a few minutes to load or unload passengers. This will likely block the road and the Royal Mail Depot - so please move your vehicle promptly.

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Nearest Coach Park

The Lido, Marine Parade, Worthing, BN11 3QJ is 8 minutes walk away (0.4 miles). There are numerous coach parking spaces along Marine Parade.

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Bicycle

Connaught, Union Place, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1LG

Bicycle Parking

Traditional bike stands are available just outside the Connaught Studio. These are uncovered and unmonitored - left at owners risk.

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Access

All WTM venues have step free access. Allocated wheelchair user spaces and assistance dog spaces are available at most events, these must be booked via WTM Box Office for events within an auditorium. Hearing Assistance is available in all of our venues using an Infrared system. Audio description is available for most films. These services are available free of charge, please enquire on arrival at the venue. For more information or to discuss your access requirements before your visit, please visit our access page.