Geese Theatre Company is a Registered Charity (number: 327563) working with some of the most isolated and vulnerable people in society. We use the power of theatre to explore choice and responsibility and to promote personal development and change.
Help us to break the cycle of prison and offending.
Help us to reduce offending and create safer communities for everyone.
Our work is about enabling people to make different choices, to change direction, to prepare for the future and to develop new skills.
In prisons we help people to plan for the future and prepare for release, exploring issues such as maintaining family connections, setting realistic goals and resettlement.
In the community we work with people who have multiple and complex needs, such as ill mental health, addiction and homelessness, empowering them to tell their stories and develop new skills.
We work with young people who are at risk of entering the criminal justice system, encouraging them to consider their behaviour and make better decisions.
We work with patients in secure hospitals, exploring the communities that they live in and preparing them for life when they leave.
Our work has been independently evaluated by a number of academic institutions and is proven to change lives.
Please visit the National Alliance for Arts in Criminal Justice Evidence Library for independent evaluations of a number of Geese projects
“None of the other programmes on offer in prison or on probation worked for me, but Geese did. It saved my life and changed my life. If it wasn’t for Geese Theatre Company, I’d be back in prison or dead.”
A dedicated team of fundraisers taking on personal challenges to support Geese Theatre Company and the people we work with
Team Geese consists of company members, Board members, family and very special friends of Geese Theatre Company. Formed in 2013, their first challenge was the Bupa Great Birmingham Run, sharing training tips, nutrition and playlists throughout the tough 12 week run up to the big day and raising over £2500 for local Geese projects. This was then generously matched by Arts Council England's Catalyst funding and, with Gift Aid, totalled over £5300!
By October 2015, the team had almost doubled and 20 runners hit the streets for another 13.1 miles, smashing their target of £3000!
Training is in full swing for the 2016 Morrisons Great Birmingham Run on Sunday 16 October but there is still time to join us! It is a great day to be a part of. Company members who are not running are littered throughout the streets cheering the team on and honking their horns and we all meet up after every runner has returned, for celebratory drinks. You will also receive your very own exclusive 'Team Geese' running vest! To join us and raise funds to support our work with vulnerable and marginalised people, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Team Geese welcome new members! If running is not for you, we welcome fundraising ideas and if you would like to raise funds for Geese doing your own personal challenges, we will support you in any way we can. You can also order one of our exclusive Team Geese vests! If you would like to join the team, please contact email@example.com