In an area like Norcross especially, it can be easy to lose yourself in the hustle and bustle of the big city. Atlanta is just a stone’s throw away, and the metro-area population continues to grow and grow. The question begs to be asked: “How can we maintain a sense of community in a big city?” The answer is to turn to your local Norcross theatre.
How the Local Theatre Brings People Together
While one may think that a facility like a theatre would only bring together a very specific group of people, this simply isn’t true! With a myriad of productions, the local theatre can easily bring together neighbors from all walks of life. Children, seniors, students, and other demographics can join together to enjoy shows the theatre puts on.
By bringing new friends together, you can begin to build a sense of community even in a heavy-populated area. Sure, you’ll see familiar faces, but you will also get the chance to meet more of your neighbors, who you then might see around town. The theatre is a great place to bring people together and spark more friendships throughout the community.
Neighbors can Volunteer Together
Beyond going to see a show and meeting new friends along the way, you can get to know your neighbors better by volunteering together. Chances are, your local theatre always has volunteer opportunities open, where you can give back to your community. Not only will you get closer to others, but you’ll also feel good about the work you’re doing because it directly affects your own neighborhood.
There are plenty of volunteer opportunities in Atlanta too, but when you work in your own community, you are enriching the lives of those who live right next door. By investing your time into the area in which you live, it gives you a better appreciation for your community. Volunteer work can make a smaller area like Norcross seem even smaller and shine a little brighter.
It Gives Everyone a Space to Enjoy Art
Largely, the arts are about opening your mind up to new perspectives, expanding your worldview, and learning more about different cultures. With such an opportunity, your community can be more receptive to diversity, lessening tension and building an incredible bond among neighbors.
Oftentimes, such as at Lionheart, local theatres will also display works of art that are created by local artists. This allows for residents of the area to see once-familiar things in a whole new light. If the art addresses a concern in the community, such an exhibit can allow for neighbors to ban together to better their city.
Attending Your Local Norcross Theatre
If you are in fact from the Norcross area, then rejoice! The Lionheart Theatre Company offers all of the above opportunities for you to get to know your neighbors a little better. Each month, we have shows, events, volunteer opportunities, and so much more. Follow us on social media, or visit our website, to learn more and stay up to date on the latest.