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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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Call for Case Studies: Participatory Theatre Hybrid Working

October 18th, 2021|

Participatory Theatre Hybrid Working: Call for Case Studies Centre for Excellence in Participatory Theatre Publications Collective Encounters is looking to commission a series of case studies exploring participatory theatre practitioners' and participants’ experiences of delivering [...]

Equality, diversity and inclusion: new action plan and pledge

September 27th, 2021|

Collective Encounters has agreed a new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy, which includes an Action Plan and Anti-Racism Pledge. Collective Encounters is committed to achieving diversity across our staff, board, programmes and audiences, reflecting our [...]

Declaration of Climate and Ecological Emergency

August 19th, 2021|

Collective Encounters has joined Culture Declares Emergency, a growing international movement of individuals and organisations in the cultural sector declaring climate and ecological emergency. This means telling the truth, taking action and seeking justice. See [...]

Confidence through Creativity goes national

August 16th, 2021|

Collective Encounters is offering a great opportunity for women who are accessing different types of support services to take part in fun online workshops that use creativity to build confidence. CONFIDENCE THROUGH CREATIVITY is a [...]

Call for presenters – Arts for Social Change Showcase

August 16th, 2021|

Arts for Social Change Showcase 30 September 2021, 7:30pm Zoom Collective Encounters is inviting expressions of interest from participatory theatre makers, practitioners and organisations working in community engagement contexts to take part in an event [...]

Events & Opportunities

OPEN SPACE: Creativity and Climate Justice

November 11 at 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

OPEN PLAYGROUND: Theatre from Lived Experience

20th January 2022 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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