Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Current Projects



"I want the Spectator to take on the role of Actor and invade the Character and the Stage. I want them to occupy their own space and offer solutions" Augusto Boal

Spect-Act is a two-year project with the goal of developing a network of Theatre of the Oppressed companies in Edinburgh. The techniques of the Theatre of the Oppressed blur the lines between actor and audience and offer a space for dialogue and building knowledge.

Active Inquiry has been working with groups from The Bethany Trust, Shakti Women's Aid and The Alma Project to create unique pieces of theatre exploring issues of relevance to the participants.

We have devised, rehearsed and shared work with each other and are now ready to share with the wider public and involve you in the debates and dialogues that we have started together.

Come and join us to see some unique pieces of Forum Theatre, join in with our Live Podcast and enjoy some delicious lunch from the Out of the Blue Café. Most importantly, join us in the search for finding ways forward to challenge oppression and make the world a better place.

WHEN: Saturday 21st May 2016
TIME: 12-6pm (lunch included)
WHERE: The Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh EH6 8RG
COST: By Donation

For catering reasons it is essential that people book for this event. Please register and book tickets at

Please let us know if you have any diet or access requirements and we will do our best to meet these. A crèche will be available but booking is essential. For more information please contact us.

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This on-going project in partnership with The Thistle Foundation has now been funded by the Scottish Government for three years with the aim of rolling the programme out across Scotland. Working in schools across Edinburgh and Midlothian this project uses drama work with disabled young people to explore thoughts, emotions, concerns, opportunities and options in the transition from school.


This project brings together Theatre of the Oppressed companies from across Europe for training and sharing of practice. We have also developed an International Play, Hotel Europa [download pdf booklet], which explores the European crisis and the difficulty of challenging neo-liberal capitalism from inside the system. Hotel Europa will be performed in Edinburgh in August 2016 as part of the Just Festival.

Hotel Europa Hotel Europa