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Clean Break is committed to transforming women's lives through theatre - help us make this change happen.

Our vision is of a society where women can achieve their full potential, free from unjust criminalisation and imprisonment. We pursue this vision through theatre; building women’s skills, creativity and wellbeing; and producing ground-breaking productions that foster the wider understanding and engagement with women’s experiences which is critical for positive change.

But we can’t do it on our own. As a registered charity, we need to raise over £1 million per year to deliver our programmes and productions, with only 20% coming from public funding. Our work wouldn’t be possible without the committed community of individuals and organisations who support us. Please join us, and help theatre transform women’s lives and make their voices heard.

To discuss opportunities to support Clean Break, please contact the Development Team by email or call 020 7482 8600.

For every £1 invested in Clean Break’s Members Programme, £4.57 is saved through savings to the criminal justice system and reduce re-offending

“I’ve seen the impact of Clean Break’s work – both on the women it works with in prisons and students on its London education programme, and on audiences in theatres across the country. It is an organisation that changes lives and changes minds.”

Dame Harriet Walter DBE, Actor and Clean Break Patron

“Investment in Clean Break is a strong investment in society”

Unlocking Value, New Philanthropy Capital (2011)

Just 5% of women re-offend within six months of leaving Clean Break

70% of women who complete a course at Clean Break are in education, employment or volunteering six months later

“This is the most incredible, life-changing experience.”

Clean Break student

“This has been a lifeline – it has helped me massively”

Clean Break student

“I’m now planning my choices – not just acting on impulse like I used to”

Clean Break student

“Clean Break has given me a route to transform all those negative experiences into something that benefits others.”

Clean Break student


We are enormously grateful to all our funders for their crucial support to our ongoing work.

40th Anniversary Champions

Baroness Simone Finn

Baroness Beeban Kidron OBE

Dame Harriet Walter DBE