Outreach At 53two


53two is a Manchester-based theatre, bar and arts charity 'renowned for its support of local writers, quality shows at affordable prices and plugging the gap between smaller fringe venues and the larger theatres of Greater Manchester. '
(Confidentials, 2020).


We exist to support disadvantaged and underserved artists to share, create and play whilst also hosting events and shows in our 100-seater theatre. Open 7 days a week for artists to meet, greet, share and grab a beer or coffee, it's unique, subterranean feel allows patrons to escape the humdrum and kick back.


We are proud advocates of equal opportunities; the venue itself designed with access at heart with it's lowered bar, accessible performance space and adaptable seating as well as BSL training for all staff. 53two are also active users of the Anti-Racism Tourism Rider. We are a space for everyone and we're creating a community of inclusion for all to create in. 

'53two's outreach worked with students from across the school to invigorate their love of drama and to help them engage with topics and themes we do not cover.'


'The professionalism and flexibility of the team 

made the whole experience worthwhile for the 

students and well worth the money.'

53two offer outreach projects across Greater Manchester with schools and youth-groups, where possible, in areas that are more culturally deprived. The workshops, run by our professional and DBS checked facilitators offer a range of projects, both at 53two, and/or at your school/group's premises. Allowing the young people to explore the work themselves, empowering their decisions and developing their confidence and leadership skills as well as inspiring and invigorating their love of drama. 

Using theatre practices and techniques, workshops can cover subjects surrounding the texts/contents on the syllabus supporting student's creative practices. Alternatively, workshops can also  offer sessions surrounding the issues of current affairs eg. Black Lives Matter, LGBTQI+ rights, Mental Health and/or Women's Rights. All workshops are for students aged 11-18. 

Sessions can be offered as single, stand-alone sessions or weekly workshops over 8 weeks, within school time as a part of their timetable. The courses can be run to mirror and support the work that teachers are already undertaking or can be a separate strand, running in addition to but bolstering the curriculum, developing social skills or exploring ideas outside of those readily discussed in education. 

We would be more than happy to chat to you to work out what might be best for your organisation and to answer any questions you might have. 

You can download our information pack or contact us directly via email in the message box opposite. 

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