We can provide fun, creative, multi – disciplinary outreach courses in a whole host of settings enabling young people (under 30) to

  • Build confidence, self-esteem and resilience
  • Develop skills in creativity, team work, communication, empathy, digital
  • Develop English as a second langauge
  • Explore issues that matter to them and develop their understanding of the world
  • Address difficult events, experiences and circumstances
  • Achieve a Trinity Arts Award at all levels

We can work with all young people, of all ages and from all skills, experiences and backgrounds.

We have previously worked with looked after children and young people accessing Liverpool, Knowsley and Sefton Children’s Services, young carers, neuro-divergent young people, young people with sensory, physical, learning disabilities or differences, young people not in education, employment or training, young people with experience of migration, young homeless people and those accessing CAMHS or community mental health services.

Each outreach course is designed to meet the needs of the young people involved and it can be a one-off; a five week course or a 10-week Arts Award accredited scheme.

If you are a community or public service provider and you have a group that might want to try a bit of theatre for a change then get in touch.

All our workshops are run by respected community artists and are fully vetted and checked.

Call Sarah on 0151 345 6266 or email her on sarah@collective-encounters.org.uk.

Explore some of the fabulous work young people have created in outreach settings in the past.

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A Dreamer’s Guide to Freedom

This hybrid digital performance was produced by our Youth Theatre in partnership with Focal Studios and musician Phill Howley, and directed by Youth Theatre Director Ben Mellor.

The piece follows a group of characters who feel trapped, and asks what it would take to feel truly free.

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Fight for the Future

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 drama, creative writing and spoken word.

They created this visual podcast to spread the word on how we can individually and collectively take action.

Have a watch and leave a comment on YouTube to let us know what you pledge to do.

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Flight

This video was created during one of our three week outreach programmes. During the three weeks the young people created this beautiful stop-motion film with artist Anna White, accompanied by a song which they wrote together with musician Ben Turner.

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Sefton Young Carers

This video was created during an animation outreach course with Sefton Young Carers. Over 10 sessions the young people worked with professional film maker Annie Woodson to learn animation techniques such as green screen and stop motion. Under the direction of Collective Encounter’s Youth Theatre

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Liverpool Price: Identity, Diversity and Hate Crime

This video was created during an animation outreach course with Sefton Young Carers. Over 10 sessions the young people worked with professional film maker Annie Woodson to learn animation techniques such as green screen and stop motion. Under the direction of Collective Encounter’s Youth Theatre

Demo Tapes

Young people from Liverpool joined with young people from Morecambe and Manchester to take part in this project initiated by North West Sound Heritage, exploring sound archives and protest music.

Click on the image to visit the project page and listen to the tracks produced.

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Mixtape Mondays

These tracks were produced as part of ‘Mixtape Mondays’, an eight week online course for young people interested in music production, working with producer Pops Roberts. As well as producing these tracks, young people gained Bronze Arts Awards.

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Not a Sad Song (We Can Make It)

This track was produced with young people taking part in a two-week music production course in partnership with the Prince’s Trust and led by Pops Roberts. As well as producing the track, young people gained Bronze Arts Awards.