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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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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 [...]

The Social Impact of the Arts in Liverpool report published

July 16th, 2018|

In November 2016 Liverpool City Council commissioned Collective Encounters to research the social benefit and impact on communities of the Culture Liverpool Investment Programme (CLIP) 2015/2016. The contents and findings in this report are mainly [...]

Class Act

June 29th, 2018|

We have an exciting announcement! Our youth theatre have been working really hard on a new show called Class Act and we are delighted to announce that it will be performed on Friday 11th and [...]

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