Support Us

Clean Break has an unparalleled reputation for award-winning theatre and theatre education which helps women with experience of the criminal justice system to change their lives.

Our work on stage, in prisons and in the community could not happen without the generous support of our funders and donors. Each year we have to raise over £1Million, and every donation, no matter what size, helps us work towards our goal of transforming women’s lives. Become a supporter of Clean Break today and be part of this change and women’s futures.

For further information, please call the Development team on 020 7482 8604

To discuss opportunities to support Clean Break, please contact the Development Team: 020 7482 8600

Clean Break is a registered charity number 1017560
You can also support our work by volunteering.

For every £1 invested in Clean Break’s Education 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 reoffend within six months of graduating from our Education Programme

We engage 200 women offenders and women at risk of offending through our Education Programme each year

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.


Clean Break is a theatre company with an independent education programme. Both strands of our work are rooted in the belief that theatre changes lives.

Working with a large number of volunteers is an integral part of Clean Break's success, and we've formed hundreds of positive relationships with our volunteers over the years. We recognise the importance of offering opportunities for practitioners to develop their skills and expoerience in an environment that will support and challenge them. Opportunities exist acress all Clean Break departments, so don't be shy about telling us what you're interested in!

We currently have volunteering opportunities in:

Education Assistant Tutoring
Education Admin