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Collective Encounters is a professional arts organisation specialising in theatre for social change through collaborative practice. We use theatre to engage those on the margins of society, telling untold stories and tackling the local, national and international concerns of our time.

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Latest News & Opinion

Opportunity for a Participatory Evaluation Consultant

May 23rd, 2019|

Collective Encounters is seeking a consultant with significant expertise in participatory evaluation to support the evaluation of Above & Beyond. Above & Beyond is a new Paul Hamlyn Foundation four year funded project involving a [...]

  • Denise standing under the Collective Encounters Logo

In Our Times 2019

April 2nd, 2019|

On 6th March Collective Encounters celebrated our 15 years radical with In Our Times 2019, a showcase the recent work of Collective Encounters, reflection on past achievements and to launch the company’s plans for a [...]

Major Funding Awards Announced

March 11th, 2019|

Collective Encounters is thrilled to announce they have been awarded £198, 000 from The Paul Hamlyn Foundation, £120, 000 from Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and £106, 000 from Children in Need for theatre projects across Merseyside [...]

The Collective Encounter: Donate to our Kickstarter

March 5th, 2019|

An anthology of poetry written by marginalised groups including young people in care, and those experiencing homelessness and dementia. It's our 15th year of  running participatory arts programmes inspiring personal, social and political change with [...]

Tribute to John Dermody

February 27th, 2019|

At the beginning of this year, John Dermody an advisor to Collective Encounters’ board of trustees passed away. John’s contribution to meetings has been invaluable, and his humour and humility will be greatly missed by [...]

  • Starting a Performing Arts Company Seminar


December 12th, 2018|

The insanity of modern Britain are laid bare in Collective Encounters new play exploring how easy it is for any one of us to fall through the cracks in society, and how hard it is [...]

Events & Opportunities

Radical Makers

Radical Makers

August 19 at 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Radical Makers

Radical Makers

September 2 at 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Words of Wisdom in Knowsley Libraries

September 3 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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