Safe Ground - Using drama to educate prisoners and young people at risk in the community


Direct delivery

Safe Ground’s programmes aim to challenge people and communities to relate differently.

Using different models of artistic expression we inspire dialogue, debate and reflection in prisoners, policy makers, ex-prisoners, our audiences and the general public.

Projects in prisons

Prison projects are open to any interested institutions, large education providers or any prison department including education or health and welfare. We work with them to help deliver one of our creative writing, filmmaking, audio recording or digital design projects.

Prisoners and prison professionals are expected to demonstrate the attitude and commitment of professional artists. The programme ends in one or a combination of the following:

  • Presentations
  • Performances
  • Recitations
  • Film screenings
  • Audio/radio broadcasts
  • Digital displays

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Professional productions

Our productions evolve in part from our engagement with the criminal justice sector but in the main from stories, ideas, cultural moments and events in society.

Our aim is always to educate and inform, directly and indirectly exploring current themes around social justice. We want to challenge audience perceptions about prisons, prisoners, community, citizenship, democracy, and society.

Safe Ground presents works in traditional and non-traditional venues including prisons, PRUs, YOTs and YOIs. For further information email

Bespoke projects

Safe Ground delivers a range of bespoke projects and workshops for men and young people at risk of offending; and artistic adventures for communities and groups.

These are delivered by a professional practitioner supported by facilitators trained in the Safe Ground methodology.

We also deliver one-off workshops investigating specific issues which can be offending related. Feedback on these projects from the participants is overwhelming positive.

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Safe Ground also offers consulting services. Our experience includes:

  • Using drama techniques to motivate resistant learners,
  • Effective communication and marketing in a prison setting
  • Realising projects involving offenders
  • Producing films, theatre and arts projects in prisons
  • Teacher training

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