Geese Theatre Company was founded in Birmingham in June 1987 with belief in the power of theatre to change people’s lives. 30 years on, our home is still in Birmingham but our team work nationally with some of the most marginalised and isolated people in the UK.
Our performances and projects allow people to explore their own journeys and tell their stories.
Many thanks to all who have supported our work. Without your help, we could not reach as many people - you really do help to change lives.
We are extremely grateful to the Arts Council and the trusts, foundations and grants which continually support our work. Without them we could not deliver life-changing theatre in criminal justice and social welfare settings. We are also lucky to have individual supporters who believe in the impact of our work.
Special thanks to our sponsor a mask supporters who make individual contributions to continue our work.
And to all our incredible one-off and regular donors!
You can find out more about our projects, performances, where we work and who we help throughout this website
We work in prisons
‘It’s just knocked some sense into me. It really hit home’
Participant, HMP Hewell
In the community
“It showed me myself. Looking at the harm that drinking causes to others. I would like to know when the next show is. I didn’t think about having a drink whilst I was here for the last 2 hours.”
Audience member, Fear of Flying tour
With young people at risk
“Initially I was a pain. I wasn’t interacting, turning up 2 hours late. The (Geese) staff were patient and allowed me to come around which I did and loved the remaining days.”
Participant, Woodlands Childrens Development Centre
In forensic mental health settings
“I felt involved, respected and included.”
Participant, St Andrews Birmingham
Our work includes:
Interactive, issue based performances - devised and performed by our team of practitioners
Short groupwork programmes - using drama methods to explore people’s choices and behaviours
Creative projects - enabling people to create their own performance and tell their story
A dedicated team of fundraisers taking on personal challenges to support Geese Theatre Company and the people we work with
Since 2013 an intrepid band of Geese friends, family and staff have taken part in personal challenges to raise vital funds for our work.
They have smashed the Birmingham Half Marathon every year and raised over £15,000!
To join Team Geese you don’t have to be a runner, or an athlete of any kind! If you have an event or challenge in mind and would like to raise funds for Geese then we’d love to have you.
Our performances and projects allow people to explore their own journeys and tell their stories
We pulled together a series of stories from our supporters and followers in order to celebrate our 30th year in 2018. You can read some of our stories here. If you're inspired to support our work, donate online now.
“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.”