AN ARDROSSAN drama group is set to use its £84,000 Lottery grant to reach more people in the Three Towns with a range of projects this year.

Triple Act Theatre & Arts has been awarded £83,943 to help it reach more young people and adults in the Three Towns.

And among the projects will be a community choir, a comedy club and a drama group aimed at early years children.

The drama club, formerly known as Capall Dorcha, has been meeting online via Zoom since its base, the Civic Centre in Ardrossan, was closed to become an immunisation centre.

But now the group has big plans for more events and workshops and hopes to find a base to perform in before long.

Mary Cahill, Director, Triple Act Theatre & Arts, said: “We are absolutely delighted that Triple Act Theatre & Arts has been awarded £83,943 by The National Lottery Community Fund.

“This funding will enable us to continue to deliver theatre and arts programmes to people of all ages living in the Three Towns and across North Ayrshire.

“Despite all the challenges it has been a very exciting year, as well as our Youth Theatres, Adult Drama and Arts Awards, we can now launch our Early Years Programme, Technical and Theatre Production Workshops and a Three Towns Community Choir.

“We are also looking at a way of meeting up somewhere in the area as the Civic Centre is being used as an immunisation centre and will be for some time to come.

“Our drama coach Jamie Lee Aitken has done an amazing job with our youth theatre online all during lockdown and our volunteer Ross McFarlane is an incredible asset to Triple Act, I can’t wait for them to work on new projects in the area.

“We are incredibly grateful to National Lottery players for their support which will help us grow and develop within the community.”