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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 150-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 Touring 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.


We empower young people to explore and make decisions, developing their confidence and leadership skills, as well as inspiring and invigorating their love of theatre.

Our workshops are suitable for young people ages 11-18.



Our experienced theatre educators and practitioners can create bespoke workshops, based on the needs of your school/youth group


Option 1:
We will tailor our workshop to a theme chosen by the school/youth group, e.g. Black Lives Matter, LGBTQI+ rights, Mental Health, Women's Rights. In schools, this  could be to support the delivery of a particular Drama scheme of work or part of the PSHE curriculum.


Option 2:
We will create a forum theatre workshop which allows the young people involved to decide what issues are important to them. We will then facilitate them in exploring their own themes more deeply and in a safe space.

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We will invite your group of young people to watch a live theatre performance at 53two, with a Q&A from the actors afterwards. We believe in making live theatre accessible to all, so we will not charge you for tickets. Our performances cover challenging themes, often around current affairs and topical issues.


Alongside this, we will deliver a workshop in response to the themes of the performance, allowing the young people to try out some of the techniques that the actors have used in creating the piece. We will then facilitate the group in creating their own original work, in response to what they have seen.


Please do get in touch if you are interested in one of our outreach opportunities. Our practitioners would be happy to discuss your requirements and can tailor workshops to meet the needs of your young people.


For outreach enquiries email Beth or complete the box opposite with details of your query. 

For venue enquiries or bookings email us or

Telephone: 07432 198 724

Thanks for getting in touch. Back to you soon!

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