Welcome to Arc

Co-founded in 1984 by Clifford Oliver and Carole Pluckrose, 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.


NEW FOR AUTUMN! See September News for all the latest projects from Arc!

FREE PLACES AVAILABLE! Tackling FGM in Newham schools - funded by LB Newham
Arc and Manor Gardens have devised a new FGM training package featuring No More Whispers drama piece, to help both staff and KS3 students understand the issues and dangers. Find out more.

NOW BOOKING! Tackling FGM in the UK - funded by DCLG, and Rosa supported by Comic Relief
Arc and leading anti-FGM Campaigner Leyla Hussein have joined forces to deliver FREE secondary and primary school staff INSETS to help tackle FGM in the London Boroughs of Barking & Dagenham and Havering. Find out how to register for your place in October's sessions.

LIMITED AVAILABILITY! Touching Moments - funded by British Transport Police for Project Guardian
We still have a very limited number of dates available for our powerful secondary school awareness programme tackling sexual offences and unwanted sexual behaviour on public transport. FREE to London schools, see Touching Moments for booking information, or call Arc on 020 8595 8509.

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.  Arc is an ITC approved manager

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Youth, school and community programmes

Boy X - the first in Arc's Blade Trilogy for young people looking at gang culture and weapon crime

Boy X by Clifford Oliver Pact by Clifford Oliver Girl E by Clifford Oliver

Pact - the second in The Blade Trilogy, exploring 'snitching', gang loyalty and the law

Girl E - the third in the trilogy, looking at the role of young women in gang crime

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