This publication grew out of conversations Collective Encounters had with 320 representatives from participatory theatre, creative learning departments, HE/FE, directors and actors through their ‘Social Distancing & Participatory Theatre’ events. The report highlights the challenges and unexpected benefits of delivering digital and socially distanced participatory theatre and pays particular attention to digital inclusion; safeguarding; activities; performance and working in a hybrid capacity (from zoom to room). It also provides links to other available advice and resources.

Also, check out a wealth of resources in Collective Encounters’ Centre for Excellence in Participatory Theatre Library: social distancing gathered from a wide range of participatory arts organisations and artists from across the UK and beyond.