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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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COVID-19 Statement (16.07.21)

July 19th, 2021|

On the 19th July 2021 the UK Government will drop most of the legal provisions that have been in place to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Whilst there seems to be agreement amongst the wider scientific community [...]

Vacancy: Artist, Confidence through Creativity

July 19th, 2021|

Artist, Confidence through Creativity Fixed-term contract: approx. 26 days over 4-6 months. £3120 total payment. Collective Encounters is an arts organisation specialising in using theatre as a tool for social change. The company delivers participatory [...]

COMING SOON: The Legend of the Mernix

May 20th, 2021|

The Legend of the Mernix is a unique multimedia experience created collaboratively by the citizens and artists of Bootle, Birkenhead and Collective Encounters. The story of the Mernix is as old as the wind. She [...]

Fight for the Future: Visual Podcast

March 12th, 2021|

In early 2021, young people from Pilgrim Street Arts worked with artists from Collective Encounters to learn about the global climate action movement and how they could get involved, while developing creative skills such as [...]

Above & Beyond: share a story of community

January 22nd, 2021|

We have started the devising process for our upcoming digital theatre piece The Legend of the Mernix, and would like to weave in real moments of hope that people have encountered. Where have you found hope in your communities, [...]

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