Clean Break PROCESSIONS

Support our Members

“Clean Break helped me realise my potential - which I now believe is infinite!”  Clean Break Member, 2019

Our Members Programme is a dynamic offer of theatre workshops and performances opportunities for women who have lived experience of the criminal justice system or are at risk of entering it (our Members). Delivered throughout the year from our inspiring, women-only studios in Kentish Town, it offers a range of weekly workshops including Introduction to Theatre, Advanced Theatre, Writers Circle, Health & Wellbeing classes and a Young Women’s Programme; all led by professional female artists and support staff.

The programme uses theatre underpinned by specialist Support to strengthen women’s resilience and wellbeing while developing vital skills such as communication and teamworking. At the same time, women build the creative knowledge, skills and confidence to develop and participate theatre projects which increase understanding of and engagement with key issues and experiences that affect our Members. 

The programme has an often life-changing impact on the women engaged:

  • 70 women benefit from our on-site Members Programme each year, in addition to 100 women in prison
  • 96% of our Members say their confidence has increased, 86% feel more employable and 89% feel more hopeful about the future
  • Independent research has found that just 5% of our Members reoffend, and that the programme builds vital “timekeeping, teamwork, self-esteem and confidence, collaboration …[and]  study or vocation skills”

“I've learned a lot of new skills since doing this course, which help inside as well as outside and my day to day life. To wake up, and stand up for myself, and not feel people take advantage of me.”  Clean Break Member, 2019

To find out more, please contact Emma Kendall at emma.kendall@cleanbreak.org.uk or on 020 7482 8604.