Dementia Services at the Seagull Theatre
The Seagull is committed to providing inclusive services to all of our local residents. With that in mind we have recently launched a range of new services for those living with dementia and their carers.
Sunday Classics Film Club
Our Film Club is so much more than a cinema visit! Each month we screen a classic musical or drama and accompany it with an interactive performance from our team of talented singers. The whole event is themed with costumes and interaction from the moment our guests arrive and is designed to stimulate reminiscence and provoke memory.
The film club is supported by our partners at Waveney District Council, Suffolk County Council and the North Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group. Their support enables us to offer this service at no cost to guests.
Your visit to the film club will start with our team welcoming you at any time between 1.30pm and 2.30pm. During this initial hour there is complimentary tea and biscuits available along with plenty of time and space to for guests to familiarise themselves with the surroundings and settle any anxiety. Our team of friendly performers will put you at your ease and there is plenty of opportunity for a nice chat.
At 2.30pm we open up the theatre and guests can take a seat. There is no rush and we keep the lights up in the auditorium throughout the screening so that you can see your way. There is plenty of room on the stage for wheelchairs and we can provide extra chairs if carers want to sit beside their guest.
This is a relaxed screening so during the film we welcome our guests chatting and commenting as well as moving around to visit the loo or stretch their legs. Members of our team remain in the foyer to ensure that no guest becomes lost or is left unattended.
After the film has finished, we welcome our performer team back on stage and they will lead everyone in a singalong of songs relevant to the movie or period. We put the words up on a screen to help you join in – or you can just clap along. Our guests tell us this is the part of the show they enjoy the most!
Afterwards there is the opportunity for more social time and biscuits!
Attending our Film Club is free of charge but in order to plan properly we ask that you book ahead to secure your place.
To book please call 01502 589726