Welcome to Arc

Founded in 1984, Arc specialises in creating and performing theatre that challenges assumptions and causes real change in the way that people relate to one another at work, at school and in the community. As a pioneering organisation we were instrumental in bringing the issue of racism in football to the forefront of public awareness.

The organisations that we work with are those that seek to move forward and achieve a lasting difference, whether it be in the field of diversity, inclusion, education, health, criminal justice or community cohesion.

We are expert in a range of learning strategies including theatre, storytelling, drama workshops and interactive Forum Theatre. The success of our work is underpinned by first-class facilitation and meticulous research and preparation. Our facilitators, performers, storytellers and workshop leaders are trained to the highest standards and bring passion, energy and commitment to this work.


Arc is seeking Corporate Sponsorship to continue its work with young people and communities in Barking & Dagenham and neighbouring London Boroughs, and beyond.

Our current work focuses on youth violence, weapon crime, gangs, police relationships, violence against women & girls, female genital mutilation, child sexual exploitation, online and technology safety, grooming, health and wellbeing, LGBT, conflict resolution, celebrating diversity, female empowerment and community cohesion... but we also create bespoke programmes tailored to the needs of the wider community.

If you have any ideas for funding that may be available to us, or organisations we could contact that you have connections with, please do get in touch with us at Arc - call 020 8595 8509 or email theresa@arctheatre.com. Thank you!


Arc is a Company Limited by Guarantee, registered in England, Company no. 2800774
Registered address: 14 Austin Friars, London EC2N 2HE
VAT No: 629 4953 01

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Youth, school and community programmes

Latest season's programmes coming soon!