Today is World Theatre Day and also Belgrade Theatre, Coventry‘s 60th birthday! 10 years ago I (Sarah Emmott) worked at the Belgrade on Chris Cooper’s new play ‘Promise’ for Year 6 pupils. Being part of that process changed the way I felt about working in theatre and how it could be made. Chris became an important creative mentor to me and that play reignited a passion for working creatively with young people which is still burning now. After working in that building I started writing, creating and making my own work. Being involved with project shaped my trajectory for years to come.