A view from the top: Total Insight Theatre

Discover how founder Adam Tulloch is creating more opportunities for young people in the arts sector

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We had chat with Adam Tulloch, the Chief Exec of Total Insight Theatre, to see how he got to where he is now.

What was it like getting your first job?

My first job was at Sainsbury's - I was 16 years old and quickly realised that my pocket money wasn't going to cut it, so I went out and applied for a job at a Sainsbury's in my local area. As a teenager, that's where I spent most of my Saturdays.


How old were you when you started getting into the arts and how do you feel it helped you during your youth?

I was about 6 years old when I first got into the arts, and it really helped with my confidence and thinking outside the box. The arts gave me an opportunity to be creative, play and have fun, elements I have kept part of my life as an adult!


How did you go about starting Total Insight Theatre?

I set up Total Insight Theatre in my early 20s. It took a lot of work but I kept at it because I wanted children and young people to grow up and have the same arts opportunities I had. Growing up, I saw the impact the arts can have on your life and passing that on is what still drives me each day.


Where do you see Total Insight being in the next 5 years and what would you like to achieve?

Total Insight is at a really exciting time. We're growing really quickly and are excited to be in a position to take on new staff through the Kickstart scheme. We're constantly innovating and I see us continuing to come up with new ideas, think big and create outside the box to support even more children and young people across the country.

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