Take part in theatre and make new friends at Oldham Coliseum


Paul Genty

24 Nov 2020

Online experience pairs participants from across the country

Oldham Coliseum’s latest online project could help people stuck at home to make new friends.

Project Intimacy is a two-week experience (December 6-20, booking closes December 4), run in collaboration with the Riptide company, that aims to form new connections and combat isolation for people across the country.

Before the experience begins, audience members will complete a questionnaire and, based on their answers, will be paired with someone. Once paired, both participants will receive daily instructions and text messages and could help them become friends as well as online partners.

Riptide has curated a carefully-structured experience based on scientific evidence on how we make friends, and hopes the project will encourage people to look beyond their home to find a connection with a stranger from across the world.

More info here