Castaway Music Theatre is an arts charity based in Goole, East Yorkshire, creating life-changing opportunities for young people and adults with learning and physical disabilities, autism conditions and mental health difficulties. We offer weekly performing, training, educational and recreational opportunities in music, drama, contemporary dance, film and multimedia, led by professional artists, with over 100 adults and young people from Goole and the 360°  surrounding rural areas and across the East Riding.  

There are progression opportunities throughout the organisation so participants are able to develop as artists and link to and engage with the wider arts world and local community.  

Castaway has gained a strong reputation for artistic quality – with much outstanding work over the years and many additional projects taking groups across the region to perform, lead outreach in schools and deliver professional disability awareness training.


Areas of Work




Professional Development


Castaway Estcourt Street

Estcourt St opened its doors as Castaway’s creative space in August 2014 thanks to the generosity of local entrepreneur David Wilcock. With grants from Efficiency North: ENAble  and Goole Fields Wind Farm Fund the main space is well equipped as a rehearsal and performance / audience facility with projection and lighting.  An ex-Salvation Army building, Estcourt Street offers a small and accessible arts venue in the centre of Goole, welcoming the wider community to share and benefit from our space.

Venue Hire

Estcourt St has two rooms that are ideal for meetings, events, workshops and performances and available for hire. 

Main Space

Main Hall

The main space has capacity for 70 seated people (with performance area).  It is a multi-use space with PA system, acoustic panelling, lights, projection and digital keyboard.  With car park, road links (M62 J36) and rail nearby, it is an ideal facility for performances, workshops and events.

Media Room

The media room has capacity for up to 30 people.  Equipped with a roof projector, interactive whiteboard and refreshment facilities, this is an ideal space for meetings, break out and group work.

For more information and prices for venue hire call 01405 761423 or email info@castawayoffice.co.uk



Diane Taylor (Finance Manager, Company Secretary)

Linda Ward (Admin/Members Manager)

Tom Hill (Youth Arts / Audio Visual Technician)

Vicky Ford-Haswell (Workshop Support)

Jo Glover (Acting Creative Manager)


Creative Associates

Sarah Louise Davies
Artistic Director – Park Bench Theatre
Acting / Production / Curator

Emma Dickinson 
Musical Director / Vocal coach

Mo Garner
Creative Writing/Drama/Music 

Tom Hill
Sandra's Wedding
Music/Digital Arts/Recordist  

Chris Miley
Music & Technology 

Robert Readman
Director, Pick Me Up Theatre 

Yasmin Roe 
Iron the Grass Productions 
Company /Stage Manager

Tom Sherman
Musician / Community Musician

Chris Singleton
Theatre Practitioner & Performance Poet

Katie Sunlay
Film Maker – Flygirl Films

Natalie Walker 
Accompanist /Music Theatre Practitioner

Anna Webb
Engine Room Director
Dance Specialist & Visual Arts Practitioner


Castaway Music Theatre has been participant-led from the beginning in 2003 – a small group who wanted to dance, act and sing. Through strong support from the local community, initially as audiences for musical shows, we’ve grown to running a year round programme, six days a week. Castaway Youth Theatre began in 2008 in response to demand from young people, disabled and not, followed soon after by Sloop Young Musicians who also perform regularly.  We have 50 active volunteers, the quality and commitment of whose work was recognised in 2012 by a Queen’s Award for Volunteer Service (MBE for Voluntary Groups). Since moving into our own premises in 2014, we now also run public arts events with a team including trained volunteers with disabilities. (Finalists in 2017 Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism Awards, ‘Passion for Arts and Culture’.)