We are an arts company based in Leith, Edinburgh committed to creating exciting new theatre and arts projects with and for communities. We are particularly interested in the work of Augusto Boal and the Theatre of the Oppressed.
A video of our Divided We Fall? event in May 2013.
ACTive INquiry enables grassroots communities to make and use excellent theatre as a catalyst to uncover and challenge injustice.
We believe in a Scotland in which grassroots communities engage with the arts and the democratic process, contribute to change which is both necessary and possible, and build a more just society.
“A fascinating insight into how theatre can be used to influence community activism and promote positive change.” Audience member, SPACE
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Flashback Drama - Our permanent devising company are continuing to develop a piece of theatre about the history of the Leith Docks for performances in the Leith Festival in June 2016.
The Active Inquiry Podcast - Have a listen and tell us what you think.
Spect-Act - We have recently been awarded funding from Creative Scotland to build a network of Theatre of the Oppressed Companies in Edinburgh over the next 2 years. Read more about this on our Current Projects page.
TOTOL - The Theatre of the Oppressed Laboratory meets every two weeks in Edinburgh starting Wednesday 3rd February. Check out our TOTOL page for more information.
Blog – The Active Inquiry Blog has now been launched! Check it out on our Blog page and feel free to leave a comment or question.