Volunteering & Steering

Interested in volunteering for The Old Slaughterhouse?

Email niamholdham@escapearts.org.uk for more information.

Exhibition Hosts

Interested in local heritage? Escape is looking for people who can tell the Slaughterhouse story to visitors. Role will include training and involve you helping with the research process, greeting visitors, guiding them around the exhibition and answering questions. An important part of the role is making visitors feel welcome and helping them to get the best visitor experience from the exhibitions and gallery space.


Escape welcome applicants who wish to support the Old Slaughterhouse’s administration work, including manning information stations, updating mailing lists, creating news bulletin.

Heritage Champions

Escape is looking for local people who have a passion for local heritage and can help steer the project exhibitions and activities. The role will include attending steering group meetings, research and contributing to local consultation events to ensure the project reflects the interests and diversity of local people.



Young Heritage Recruits

Young people aged 13-25 needed to help with field research for Stratford’s The Old Slaughterhouse local history project.  Role will involve researching local topics, interviewing/filming local people, editing, documentary making, photography and presenting filmed material.

Dates/times to be confirmed but will include an after schools session and some Saturdays. National Arts Award and National Lions Leadership accreditation offered, also open to Duke of Edinburgh.

Education Support

Escape leads a diverse range of workshops and events with local schools. Part of the Heritage work will involve working with Warwickshire Reminiscence Action Group to develop reminisicence and arts work in schools. If you are interested in reminiscence training and will wish to support arts work in schools then this could be just the right role for you.


Friends of the Slaughterhouse

By joining the Friends of The Old Slaughterhouse, members can play an important role in helping us to fundraise, organise events and conserve the cultural heritage of Stratford for future generations.


What do the friends do?

The Friends provide valuable support by organising or supporting fund-raising events. All monies received go towards the enhancement of the studio. As a friend you will receive:

  • A regular newsletter
  • Advance notice of forthcoming events
  • 10% discount on ticket price for Heritage Centre and Friends events.